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BTSC Survivor Pool Update: We have a winner!

After 13 weeks, one contestant has survived to win the signed David DeCastro football.

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers Photo: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Behind The Steel Curtain survivor pool has finished! It took 13 weeks to go from 592 entries all the way down to one. With so many entries, it’s surprising there was only one contestant left on the first elimination. Regardless, the new owner of a signed David DeCastro football has been determined.

There were five contestants entering Week 13. Three users chose the Carolina Panthers at home against the Washington Redskins. After the Panthers jumped out to a 14-point lead, the Redskins scored 29 straight and appeared to have the game in hand. Scoring a touchdown with less than two minutes left, the Panthers successfully executed an onside kick with a chance to tie the game. The Redskins then a forced fumble on a sack to seal the game.

One other contestant chose the New York Jets over the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals first-quarter touchdown was enough to secure their first win in 2019 as they held the Jets to only 6 points.

By the time the late afternoon games began, four contestants had been eliminated as the only choice left was the Kansas City Chiefs. If the Chiefs were to also lose, all five contestants would have been re-entered into the contest with their previous choices all still intact. Instead, the Chiefs 40-9 route over the Oakland Raiders was never really in question as Just Blaze emerged out of league #3 as the first winner of the BTSC Survivor Pool.

Weekly Update:

So it’s all over for 2019. Make sure you keep an eye out for future contests at Behind The Steel Curtain, including the Survivor Pool in 2020. Thanks again for playing, and go Steelers!