The Packers and Titans are among the teams on upset alert in Week 17.
The NFL’s regular season is set to wrap up on Sunday and there is plenty of playoff positioning up for grabs in Week 17. There is still a lot of intrigue in both the AFC and NFC, meaning a key upset could derail a postseason bid.
For the final time this season, we’ll break down three upset candidates in the NFL. All odds referenced in this story are provided, as always, courtesy of the FanDuel Sportsbook.
The Green Bay Packers need to be on upset alert in Chicago
The Packers took care of business on Sunday night, demolishing the Tennessee Titans to move one step closer to home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. Aaron Rodgers burnished his MVP credentials with another brilliant outing, completing 21-of-25 passes for 231 yards with four touchdowns at snowy Lambeau Field.
There is plenty on the line for Green Bay this week which still needs a win to secure home-field and the all-important first-round bye. This week sees the Packers hit the road, where they are favored by 4.5 points against the surging Chicago Bears.
This game is dangerous for Green Bay since the Bears are even more desperate since a win will secure their trip to the playoffs. Chicago has scored over 30 points in four consecutive weeks, making their offense dangerous again, and a stout defensive effort could lead to an upset that punches a playoff ticket for the Bears while denying the Packers home-field advantage.