The Behind The Steel Curtain survivor pool continued on in Week 3 as the choices get a little tougher as teams begin to get used up. With almost every contestant who made a choice last week moving through, there was bound to be an upset to knock a few people out. While technically there were 355 total entries, I have one entry in each league as the commissioner so there were 352 different contestants. Hundreds have entered, but only one can go home with the autographed Maurkice Pouncey football.
The most common selection for Week 3 was the Indianapolis Colts hosting the New York Jets which led the way in all four leagues. This game started off quick with the Colts getting a pick 6 on the first drive. While the Jets tied the game in the first quarter, it was 29 straight points from the Colts including another defensive touchdown. The 76 people who chose the Colts sailed through easily.
The second most popular pick was the Arizona Cardinals over the Detroit Lions. The Lions held a slight 17-13 halftime lead only to find themselves trailing going into the final quarter. But two fourth quarter field goals helped the Lions get their first win of the season ans send 28 selections (including my four) packing.
Another game of note was the four people who chose the Philadelphia Eagles. Although they did not lose, a team must win in order to move on. Also, there were eight people who forgot to make their picks for Week 3 which was much lower than Week 2.
So after two weeks, only 30% of the entries still remain. If you are still alive, make sure you enter your pick early so you don’t get knocked out due to a lack of selection. This is your reminder, so go make your pick now!
Upcoming Week 3 Games of Note:
- Most heavily favored: Baltimore (-13.5) over Washington
- Closest match up: (non-Steelers) Indianapolis (-2.5) over Chicago
- The Steelers match up: Pittsburgh (-1) over Tennessee
(all lines are courtesy of oddshark.com as on 9/28)
So there you have it! Make sure you check back at Behind The Steel Curtain to stay updated on the contest. Even if you did not enter or have already been eliminated, feel free to check in and see how you would have fared each week.