The Behind The Steel Curtain survivor pool continued on in Week 3 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 3 was the Denver Broncos over the New York Jets. This game was never really close as the Jets got shut out. It was never in doubt as 91 contestants who chose the Broncos cruised through to Week 4.
The second most popular pick was the selection of the Carolina Panthers over the Houston Texans on Thursday night. It was ugly early and a close game at the half before the Panthers opened it up and allowed another 49 entries to move on.
Unfortunately, the biggest thing which eliminated the most contestants once again was not making a selection. There were 19 entries who did not make a selection and only 8 who were eliminated by picking a game. The incorrect selections were 4 of the Steelers, 2 for the Giants, and 2 for the Cheifs. There would have 33 contestants eliminated if the delay of game had been called in the Ravens game and they rightfully would have lost to the Lions.
So after three weeks, 59% 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 4 Games of Note:
- Most heavily favored: Buffalo (-16.5) at home over Houston
- Closest match up: Three games at (-1.5)
- The Steelers match up: Pittsburgh (+7) at Green Bay
(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.