The Behind The Steel Curtain survivor pool continued on in Week 8 this past weekend as the choices get harder after many top teams have already been used. With four leagues completely filled with 100 entries, the fifth league finished with 46 participants. While technically there are 446 total entries, I have one entry in each league as the commissioner so there were 442 different contestants. Hundreds have entered, but only one can go home with the autographed Joe Haden Football.
The most common selection for Week 8, by far, was the Cincinnati Bengals over the New York Jets. It was a back-and-forth game and the one-win Jets played tough and hung around. Ultimately the Bengals came up short and lost the game as well as the lead in the AFC. In doing so, 54 contestants were eliminated.
The next most popular picks were the Kansas City Chiefs over the New York Giants on Monday Night Football and the Buffalo Bills over the Miami Dolphins. The Chiefs were taken to the limit once again but came up with the three-point victory. As for the Bills, the game was close through the first half before the Bills opened it up late. Between those two games, they sent another 51 contestants on to the next round.
As for other games which eliminated contestants, three were eliminated by picking the Atlanta Falcons, one was eliminated by taking the Minnesota Vikings, and one person chose the Los Angeles Chargers. After seven weeks, only one person failed to make their pick in Week 8.
So after eight weeks, now only 16% 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 9 Games of Note:
- Most heavily favored: Buffalo (-14) on the road over Jacksonville
- Closest match up: Arizona (-0) on the road pick ‘em with San Francisco
- The Steelers match up: Pittsburgh (-3.5) at home over Chicago
Byes: Lions, Seahawks, Buccaneers, Football Team
(all lines are courtesy of DraftKings.com as of 11/2)
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.