NFL Survivor Pool Stories After Week 2
There are two things that are dropping like flies these days: NFL starting quarterbacks and players of Nitrogen Sports’ NFL Survivor Pools. But for every Ben Roethlisberger (done for the season), there’s a Tom Brady, who just keeps on going — and winning.
In Week 2, for every player who got Eddie Pineiro-ed (AKA Denver Broncos pickers), there were those who extended their lives in the pools by taking the safest way to survive, which was to pick the New England Patriots to beat the Miami Dolphins.
We’re two weeks into the NFL season, so it’s a good time to check out some of the notable numbers, players, games, and anything related to Nitrogen Sports’ NFL Survivor Pools.
|Name of Pool||GTD Prize*||Entries||Survivors*|
|All Pro Pool||$31,480||319||230|
|Hall of Famer Pool||$245,600||249||177|
*BTC-USD exchange rate at the time of publishing.
Overall, across all buy-in pools, 3,033 entries survived from the original total entries of 4,507 or 67.2 percent are still alive. This is actually a very similar percentage if we consider just the two high-stakes pools– the Nitrogen and Hall of Fame pools had a 71.3 percent survival rate after Week 2.
The same can’t be said with the Free Pool, with just 1,832 of 4,379 entries surviving or just 41.8 percent. To those who got in free, please step up your game. From an investment of zero Bitcoins, this is your chance to earn free BTC!
Making a splash
For User 189, there’s no such rule as “No splashing in the pool.”
Of the thousands of players who joined our Survivor Pools, User 189 is managing to stand out. And he’s done it by having a ton of entries. Out of the 144 entries he created for the Hall of Fame pool, 105 are still left standing after the second week of the 2019 NFL regular season.
User 189 mostly has two teams to blame for the demise of his 39 entries. In Week 1, he saw 18 of those entries fall prey to the Cleveland Browns, who weren’t able to translate their enormous offseason hype into a win right out of the gate, as Baker Mayfield and company got torched at home by the Tennessee Titans.
The following week, User 189 witnessed 21 more of his entries in the Hall of Fame Pool crash into a brick wall because he entrusted them all to the Carolina Panthers. It would have been a different story had Christian McCaffrey was a split second quicker in the Panthers’ last offensive play of the game. Run CMC was stopped just short of scoring a likely game-winning touchdown.
VERNON HARGREAVES STOPPED MCCAFFREY!!!
— CHRIS TORELLO (@TorelloSports) September 13, 2019
On the flip side, User 189 leaned on the Patriots, the Baltimore Ravens, the Houston Texans, and the Kansas City Chiefs for his other 105 Week 2 entries which all went unschated. Having used the Pats and the Chiefs already, User 189 can no longer pick the current top two favorites to win Super Bowl 54 in some of his entries. New England is +320 to take home another Vince Lombardi Trophy this season, while Kansas City is priced +700.
The Hall of Fame Pool had an entry fee of 0.1 BTC per entry and a guaranteed prize of 24.9 BTC.
Nitrogen Pool field thins
Most eyes are on the NITROGEN Pool, where the big guys are. It started with 13 entries, and was cut down to 12 right out of the gate, when User 92876’s trust on the Denver Broncos didn’t turn into a win in Week 1.
The pool added two more casualties in Week 2, as Users 456178 and 1749763 failed to find the end zone with their Carolina Panthers picks. As a result, only 10 players remain to compete for the tasty guaranteed 13 BTC prize in the pool.
Some games to look forward to in Week 3
Miami Dolphins at Dallas Cowboys
Right now, there are three things certain in life, and they are death, taxes, and Miami losing in terrible fashion. The Dolphins have been playing with as much intent to win as Ryan Fitzpatrick’s motivation to shave his beard.
However, the Dolphins are making a switch at the starting quarterback position, with Josh Rosen taking over Fitzpatrick. Rosen hasn’t been much better than Fitzpatrick, but a chance to start could be all he needs to spark the lethargic Dolphins offense.
Pittsburgh Steelers at San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers have started the season 2-0, the first time they’ve done so since the days of Colin Kaepernick seven years ago. Up against the Steelers, who just lost Ben Roethlisberger for the rest of the season and will be putting second-year QB Mason Rudolph under center, the Niners are looking like a very tasty pick.
That being said, the Niners have only beaten the Bucs and the Cincinnati Bengals so far, two teams not many think of as playoff-quality squads. 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!