NFL Survivor Pool Stories After Week 5
The Chicago Bears had to travel across the pond only to get embarrassed by the Oakland Raiders in London in NFL Week 5. Granted that they didn’t have Mitchell Trubisky in the game due to an injury, the Bears should have still got the job done. If they did, plenty of entries across all Nitrogen Sports NFL Survivor Pools would still be alive.
Speaking of the AFC West, the Raiders were not the only team from the division to heavily affect the outcomes of several entries, as we’ve seen a lot hit a brick wall by picking the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers, who lost to the Indianapolis Colts and the Los Angeles Chargers (another AFC West team), respectively.
Having said all of that, let’s discuss some of the notable things that have unfolded over the past week.
|Name of Pool||GTD Prize*||Entries||Survivors*|
|All Pro Pool||$26,050||319||85|
|Hall of Famer Pool||$203,400||249||48|
|*BTC-USD exchange rate at the time of publishing.|
|**Entries left after Week 5.|
With the bloodbath last week, combined with the ‘dogs slaying the favorites this week, a few members could be making a killing in a few weeks and be declared the ultimate survivors in their pools.
This might even be happening in our high-stakes pools: in the Nitrogen Pool, only 4 of 13 entries are left while 48 of 249 entries remain in the Hall of Famer Pool. Overall, we have a survival rate of 21.9% across all paid pools (991 of 4,507 entries alive) and just 12.6% in the free pools (553 of 4,379 entries alive).
The map to Canton is for User 189 to lose
At the conclusion of Week 2 of the 2019 NFL season, we told our readers a little bit about the adventure of User 189 in the Hall of Fame pool. He started with 144 entries and saw the total get cut down to 105 after Week 2. We revisited his status following Week 5 and learned that he’s still got control of the Hall of Fame pool.
Out of the 48 entries remaining in the pool after Week 5, User 189 owns 25 of them. Week 5 kicked off with User 189 holding 49 live entries, but he stepped on three landmines: the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, and the Chicago Bears. On the other hand, the teams that threw his other entries with lifeboats were the Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, and the Minnesota Vikings.
Luck favors those who Wentz to Philly in the NITROGEN POOL
We may not have to wait for the end of Week 17 to crown the king of the NITROGEN pool, which saw three more entries sink in Week 5. All three trusted the Chiefs too much against the Indianapolis Colts, who handed Patrick Mahomes and company’s first loss of the season. The Chiefs were 10.5-point favorites, but their offense got stalled by Indianapolis.
Interestingly enough, a former Chief in pass rusher Justin Houston was among the big reasons why Kansas City’s attack was crippled, as he constantly got into the pocket and made life hard for Mahomes to make plays. Meanwhile, those who got away with their entries still intact all selected Carson Wentz and the Eagles to fly higher than the New York Jets in an easy 31-6 home win.
Some games to look forward to in Week 6
Washington Redskins at Miami Dolphins
Ever heard of Camping? In a nutshell, it’s a preference towards something that goes against the general perception and/or standard of what constitutes great aesthetics. If you’re looking for an example of which in the NFL, then you can see one on Sunday, when the winless Redskins lock horns with the equally inept Dolphins at the Hard Rock Stadium.
There’s something entertaining in watching two bad teams go head to head, especially when each one is trying to out-tank the other for the rights to get the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NFL Draft.
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
The Lions spent Week 5 resting their bodies, and they also probably watched the Packers (4-1 SU) dismantle the Dallas Cowboys to get a win and pad their lead atop the NFC North division. The Lions, at 2-1-1 SU, are breathing down the neck of Green Bay, and a win on Monday will further prove that they’re more Super Bowl contenders than pretenders.
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!