Every week in the NFL it seems an upset or two is in the cards and this weekend has several games that the underdog could win and shock fans. Remember Arizona at New England in week 2?
Bleacher Report writer James Brown has been very successful this season in picking upsets, with and without Vegas odds. Here is a closer look at his picks and the reasoning behind a possible upset.
San Francisco is already 2-0 on the year with both victories against NFC North opponents. This week the 49ers travel to Minnesota and while San Francisco is clearly the better team, after two big weeks to start the season, this game could have a huge letdown effect on the 49ers. The Vikings have played two close games already this season and the home team has won five of the last seven in this series.
Washington is all the rage behind rookie quarterback Robert Griffin, but St Louis showed the NFL that playing physical against the young quarterback can rattle his nerves. Cincinnati made the playoffs last season and the Bengals have some young talent of their own in quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver A.J. Green. The Redskins are a small favorite on Sunday, but look for the Bengals to take home a win with some tough hard-nosed football.