NFL Upset Of the Week: Week 10
- Updated: November 11, 2012
NFL Upset of the Week: Panthers Pounce on the Broncos
The NFL upset of the week for week 10 features two of the most talked about teams in the league as the Carolina Panthers host the Denver Broncos.
The Broncos are led by Peyton Manning who has recovered from an injury and is in MVP form once again as they are on a winning streak that looks like will translate to a playoff berth. Because of this run the Broncos are listed as 3.5 point favorites when they travel to Carolina for week 10.
The Panthers also have an explosive quarterback as Cam Newton leads the team, but he has yet to match the success on the field that he found a year ago. The Panthers have struggled to be consistent and string together victories, which is something they will try to do when they host the Broncos.
The Panthers enter this game with momentum after beating the Washington Redskins on the road. That momentum can carry this team to victory.
The Broncos have showed vulnerability on the road and will be playing their second game on the NFL highway in as many weeks. They also have two divisional games on deck against the Chargers and the Chiefs, which will make this game easy to overlook.
The Panthers need to win every game left if they hope to make a playoff run. The Panthers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game and are getting better play from an improved defense.
The Broncos are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game and 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game. This is an indication the Broncos do not do well after a big scoring day and that makes the Panthers the play as the upset of the week.