2020 NFL Survivor Pool Stories After Week 1
Winning in the first week of your NFL Survivor Pool means you are a step closer to accomplishing your mission of becoming the last man standing in your pool. Of course, there’s a long way to go, but just consider yourself lucky, as there are a lot of players who simply were not able to detect the landmines they stepped on right from the get-go.
Some of the biggest favorites heading into Week 1 won their matchups, as expected. The Kansas City Chiefs won and covered the spread in the opener versus the Houston Texans. The New England Patriots got off to a nice start as well by continuing on their hobby of beating the Miami Heat despite a new quarterback in Cam Newton.
But not all favorites won, which mostly explains the high number of casualties across all NFL Survivor Pools in Week 1.
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Let’s now jump into some of the most intriguing takeaways from Week 1 of Nitrogen Sports NFL Survivor Pools.
The Free Pool Goes Through The Great Filter
Talk about a bloodbath! The Free Pool closed with 1801 entries but after just the first week of the 2020 NFL season, over 900 players got eliminated. Percentage-wise, the Free Pool got the largest dip in surviving entries, with just 51.58 percent remaining entries in contention for the 0.3 BTC prize.
Thou Shall Respect The Jaguar King
The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost plenty of talent over the offseason, but they still have the Jaguar King, Gardner Minshew, and at least in Week 1, that’s all that matters to them. The second-year quarterback with seemingly unlimited swag delivered for the Jags, as he completed all but one of 20 pass attempts and threw three touchdowns in a 27-20 win at home against the Indianapolis Colts, who were favored by seven points. That Jags win took 13 entries out of the Hall of Fame pool alone. Heading into Week 2, there are 60 live entries in that pool, down by 26 from the original count. Nevertheless, the Hall of Fame pool has the highest survival rate among all pools, with 69.77 percent of entries still alive.
Rolling With Mahomes
The Nitrogen Pool has six survivors after Week 1, four of whom put their trust on the Chiefs. That trust was reciprocated by Patrick Mahomes and company with a 34-20 home win against the Texans.
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Some games to look forward to in Week 2
Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans
The Ravens opened the season with a merciless 38-6 torching of the Cleveland Browns at home last week. As for the Texans, they will once again be dealing with a dual-threat quarterback in the form of reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson just after they got blown up by Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. Still, this should be an exciting matchup between teams led by two of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL.
New England Patriots at Seattle Seahawks
Some things remain the same for New England. You know, like beating the Miami Dolphins. With a new quarterback in Cam Newton, the Pats still defeated Miami last week at home, 21-11. The Seahawks should give New England its first test of the season, as they host the Pats a week after handing the Atlanta Falcons a 38-25 defeat down in Georgia.
Don’t forget to check out more NFL Game Previews here at Nitrogen Sports Blog.
For all those who have survived, make sure you lock in your picks this week! Good luck!