The Bears and Dolphins are among the teams on upset alert in Week 16.
With just two weeks left in the regular season, avoiding the upset is a necessity for teams hoping to reach the playoffs. The Los Angeles Rams flunked this test last week by falling to the winless New York Jets, putting their path to the postseason in far more jeopardy than it needed to be.
Which teams need to be extra careful to avoid getting tripped up in Week 16 and avoid the fate of a team like the Raiders, who we warned to be careful last week before falling to the Chargers? Read on to find out, with all odds referenced in this story provided courtesy of the FanDuel Sportsbook.
The Packers need to be on upset alert on Sunday night
All is going well for the Green Bay Packers, who easily defeated the Carolina Panthers on Saturday to improve to 11-3. The Saints’ loss to Kansas City allowed Green Bay to open a one-game lead on New Orleans for the top seed in the NFC, which is more like a game and a half considering the head-to-head tiebreaker the Packers hold via a win in New Orleans earlier this season.
This week brings a new opportunity for Green Bay to secure that home-field advantage when they are 3.5 point favorites at home against the Tennessee Titans. This contest is the Sunday night game and offers a dangerous opponent in the Titans, who handily cruised past the Detroit Lions on the strength of Derrick Henry.
The star running back has been heating up, rushing for over 100 yards in five of his last six games with seven rushing touchdowns in that span. Tennessee has gone 4-2 in that stretch so the Packers have to be careful not to let Henry run all over them en route to an upset.