The Behind The Steel Curtain survivor pool continued on in Week 2 this past weekend. 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 2 was the Cleveland Browns over the Houston Texans. Houston held a 14-7 lead in the second quarter, but after losing quarterback Tyrod Taylor to an injury they couldn’t keep pace with the Browns. The Texans did manage to cover the spread, but only the win or loss matters in this game as the 100 contestants who chose the Browns made it through to Week 3.
The second most popular pick was the selection of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the Atlanta Falcons got very interesting going into the fourth quarter with the Falcons cutting the score to three points. But two Mike Edwards defensive touchdowns in the fourth quarter turned the game into a blowout which and allowed another 47 entries to move on.
Unfortunately, the biggest thing which eliminated the most contestants by far was not making a selection. Even though I sent out a message to all participants on Saturday evening (which I will not be doing again) as a reminder, there were 43 entries who did not make a selection. As for games which were chosen incorrectly, it was the Kansas City Chiefs falling to the Baltimore Ravens which took out the most people, although it was only five.
So after one week, 64% 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: Denver (-10.5) at home over the New York Jets
- Closest match up: Tampa Bay (-1) over the Los Angeles Rams
- The Steelers match up: Pittsburgh (-4) at home over Cincinnati
(all lines are courtesy of oddshark.com as on 9/21)
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.