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Week of the underdog in NFL action | Upsets & Underdogs

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Jaguars safety Rudy Ford (5) and Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) and other teammates celebrate after a fumble recovery.
Jaguars safety Rudy Ford (5) and Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) and other teammates celebrate after a fumble recovery. / Bob Self/Florida Times-Union / USA TODAY NETWORK
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Upsets & Underdogs is the show to check out after the week we just had during Week 9 of the NFL season.

Will Blackmon and Nick Dais recap all the biggest upsets of the week, and there were a lot to get to. They started the show off by breaking down a big fighting weekend in UFC and boxing, as Dais was at Madison Square Garden to watch UFC 268.

While this show is important to recap all the action from the previous weekend, make sure to catch their Thursday episodes when they preview each upcoming football slate.

Here is the full episode:

Week of the underdog

Sunday was as chaotic as it gets with seven different underdogs winning outright. Whenever that happens, you know it was a big day for the sportsbook and WynnBET was no exception. Make sure to check out our betting recap from Week 9 for all that information.

As they do every Tuesday, Blackmon and Dais broke down the biggest upsets before crowning one team for the upset of the week. So the show featured the Atlanta Falcons defeating the New Orleans Saints, Tennessee knocking off Los Angeles on SNF, and Denver dominating Dallas.

Yet the winner of upset of the week was none other than the Jacksonville Jaguars, of course. Jacksonville did the impossible, limiting Buffalo to a pair of field goals in a 9-6 victory to push the Jaguars to a 2-6 clip on the year.

This led Blackmon to wearing a Jaguars helmet while doing the segment at the 24-minute mark of the show. Blackmon notably was a member of the Jaguars for two seasons during his decade-long career as a defensive back in the NFL.

Naturally, the betting public was on Buffalo for this one with 88% of the spread bets and 82.2% of the money coming in on the Bills -14.5. That was never in play, but 80.4% of moneyline bets also failed to get to the window.

Jacksonville’s Josh Allen notably completed the trifecta against Buffalo’s Josh Allen in this game, which mean recording a sack, interception and recovering a fumble in the same game. It made Twitter (and Scott Hanson on RedZone) go nuts throughout the day. But Blackmon wasn’t having any of it, and here is why:

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