NFL Survivor Pool Stories After Week 13
With how things are going in the NFL, we can definitely see crazy things happening in the playoffs. The New England Patriots, after a long while, are no longer the top seed in the AFC after losing to the Houston Texans and the Baltimore Ravens winning against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 14. The Niners are still No. 1 overall in the NFC, but they’ve looked beatable based on their performance in the loss to the Ravens. Unpredictability is also perhaps the biggest annoyance to the remaining players across all active Nitrogen NFL Survivor Pools.
Let’s roll ahead and check out some of notable things that occured in the pools last week.
|Name of Pool||GTD Prize*||Entries||Survivors*|
|All Pro Pool||$23,310||319||2|
|MVP Pool||$24,550||112||1 winner|
|Hall of Famer Pool||$181,900||249||1|
|*BTC-USD exchange rate at the time of publishing.|
|**# of Winners or Entries left after Week 13.|
It pays to roll with Mahomes
For three straight weeks since Week 10, the Hall of Fame Pool had seen three users in a staring game nobody wanted to lose. But things changed in Week 13, when, finally, someone blinked — in fact, there were two of them — thus leaving us with a solo winner in the said pool.
That would be User 5088378, who decided to cheer for Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in a home game against the Oakland Raiders. The other two users (52352 and 2316833), meanwhile spent the first 12 weeks of the season dodging bullets only to get knocked out by a punch they didn’t see coming, as both picked the Carolina Panthers to win last Sunday.
The Washington Redskins had other plans, though, turning an 11-point deficit in the first quarter into a 29-21 road win.
Going against the Redskins was one of the most no-brainer decisions to make in Week 13 even though the team was coming off a win over the Detroit Lions in Week 12. For one, Washington has a clearly unpolished quarterback in rookie Dwayne Haskins and was looking like he’s being thrown into a pit of Lions, as Carolina is No. 1 in the NFL in sacks.
While the Panthers did swallow up Haskins for five sacks, they seemed to have forgotten about Derrius Guice and the Redskins’ running game that put up 248 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
User 5088378 started his Survivor Pool journey in the Hall of Fame Pool with six entries. How he won the pool becomes more impressive when considering the fact that four of entries got wiped out before Week 6. The other one exited the race in Week 9.
Over in the secret pools, our Reddit Survivor Pool (.0.1 BTC GTD)has already been won after 13 weeks of competition. That would be User 1896713, who was the only one to get a correct pick in Week 14 out of the three survivors that made it past Week 13.
User 1896713’s pool-clinching pick was the New Orleans Saints team that avenged their Week 10 loss to the Atlanta Falcons with a win last Sunday.
On the verge?
While only the Hall of Fame Pool is the only paid pool to reveal a winner in Week 13, a few others could be on the verge of having their own winner/s. The Captain Pool is down to only three players, the All Pro is now a two-man race as well as the Draftee Pool.
The Free Pool went from 18 survivors after Week 12 to just 10 at the conclusion of Week 13, while the Prospect lost a third of its survivors in Week 12 and is now only composed of four entries.
Some games to look forward to in Week 14
Baltimore Ravens at Buffalo Bills
Even the San Francisco 49ers could not stop Lamar Jackson and the Ravens, who eked out a hard-earned 20-17 win at home over the 49ers in Week 13. The Bills are also peaking, with three-straight wins, a span that includes their 26-15 win in Arlington in a Thursday Night Football affair. This matchup will also pits head to head two of the best rushing quarterbacks in the NFL today. Jackson and Josh Allen have combined for nine rushing touchdowns on the season.
Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots
The Patriots are coming off a rare loss in Week 13 to the Houston Texans, but it’s one that casts doubt on the defending Super Bowl champions’ ability to contain dual-threat quarterbacks, as their other loss was against the Lamar Jackson-led Baltimore Ravens. Now, the Patriots can silence some of their detractors by taking care of business against the Kansas City Chiefs, who have Patrick Mahomes spearheading the team’s attack.
Honorable mention: San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints
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For all those who have survived, make sure you lock in your picks this week! Good luck!