NFL Survivor Pool Stories After Week 6
Is it time to start worrying about the Kansas City Chiefs? For the first time since 2013, the Chiefs have lost back-to-back games at home. Anybody can beat anybody on any given day in the NFL, but the Chiefs’ losses to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6 and to the Houston Texans in Week 7 appear to be symptomatic of a deeper problem in Kansas City, particularly concerning their defense.
Speaking of things to worry about, the middle weeks of the NFL brings more pressure to surviving NFL Survivor Pool players to make the right picks. Right now, the range of teams they could select is fewer by six.
As usual, several players stepped on landmines in Week 6, while many others got lucky to avoid them. Luck is an ingredient of success in NFL Survivor Pools, but we could also say the same about having the audacity to pick a team that’s led by a third-string quarterback in a road game, which Los Angeles Chargers pickers learned the hard way last Sunday.
Okay, all right. Let’s now discuss some of the notable things that have unfolded over the past week.
|Name of Pool||GTD Prize*||Entries||Survivors**|
|All Pro Pool||$26,070||319||72|
|Hall of Famer Pool||$203,500||249||30|
|*BTC-USD exchange rate at the time of publishing.|
|**Entries left after Week 6.|
That’s right, you’re looking at just three (3) players left in the biggest buy-in pool and we might see a winner here in the next week or two. (For all pools ending early, we are awarding the free bets immediately too!). In the other high-stakes pool, and perhaps the most popular pool this season, we;re down to a 12.05% survival rate with 30 of the original 249 entries still alive.
Overall, that’s 15.7% survival rate for all paid pools while we’re down to 8.27% in the main free pool (362 survivors out of 4.379 entries).
The Dolphins tanked so that two MVP Pool players could live
The Miami Dolphins hosted the Washington Redskins last Sunday in a game that’s the football equivalent of a rotting omelette. Both teams entered Week 6 with winless records and with no clear direction to take for the rest of the season other than the path they know would lead them to the No. 1 pick in next year’s NFL Draft.
Between the two of them, though, it’s the Dolphins who were more dedicated to the pursuit of absolute incompetence, amplified best by no less than their two-point conversion attempt near the end of the game, as if they could deceive NFL fans that they were going for the win.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 13, 2019
Thanks to that successful bid by the Dolphins to retain their winless status, two MVP Pool players, who selected the Redskins to win the Tank Bowl survived and will move on to the next round.
Sam Darnold gave the NITROGEN Pool a mono-loss Week 6
The New York Jets are now in the win column following their upset win at home over the Dallas Cowboys, whose Super Bowl 54 stock continues to plummet sharply. The writing was on the wall prior to Week 6 about the Cowboys’ pretentious 3-0 SU start to the season after losing Weeks 4 and 5 to traditional powerhouses in the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers, respectively, but one NITROGEN Pool user ignored the warning signs and drove straight to Cowboylandia and into a brick wall.
Darnold and the Jets were winless heading into Week 6, but all but one of their losses were in games in which they didn’t have Darnold. The quarterback missed Weeks 2-5 due to mononucleosis
User 189, WYD?
Last week, we noted that the Hall of Fame Pool was for User 189 to lose, as he had 25 of the total 48 live entries at the conclusion of Week 5. That’s a nice percentage to have — or ‘used to have’ for User 189, who lost 16 MVP Pool entries in Week 6. Eight of his entries were shot down by the Cowboys and another eight were wasted on the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Bolts played the Pittsburgh Steelers at home confident they could take care of business against a team helmed by undrafted rookie Devlin Hodges, who is Pittsburgh’s backup to its backup quarterback (Mason Rudolph).
Some games to look forward to in Week 7
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts
The Texans now have the solo lead in AFC South standings after becoming the second team this season to beat the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday. The first team to do it was the Indianapolis Colts back in Week 5.
A win by the Texans in Week 7 will further increase their lead in the division, but a loss would mean a two-way tie with the Colts, who are coming off a bye, atop the division standings.
Baltimore Ravens at Seattle Seahawks
In a lot of ways, Lamar Jackson is similar with Russell Wilson. The two dual-threat quarterbacks will meet head-to-head on Sunday in Seattle, each looking to help their teams extend their winning streaks. You can check out a more detailed preview of this game in our 2019 NFL Parlay Week 7 breakdown.
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!