Week 17 means slim pickings for teams on upset alert.
Vegas is ignoring a bunch of games this weekend because playoff implications aren't involved and casinos don't like to lose money because backup quarterbacks are inserted into a meaningless game. The games that are on the books: a couple of best vs. worst matchups and a bunch of coin-flip games.
Still, we've dug deep this week and pulled three teams that are ripe for upset if they don't pay attention.
Last week, teams on upset alert were 2-1. Only the Pittsburgh Steelers failed to heed this warning and lost by a field goal to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Indianapolis Colts were close to faltering, beating the lowly Kansas City Chiefs by seven.
Remember the guidelines for upset alert: Underdogs are determined by Vegas odds (FootballLOCKS.com); putting a team on "upset alert" is not picking them to lose (it's just putting them on notice); potential "upset alert" teams are based on matchups, trends and team-specific scenarios.
So which teams should be worried in Week 17? Read on to find out.