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ROTB Survivor Pick'em: Three still going strong

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Who will outlast them all?

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Even with all three contestants picking different teams, everyone moves on to week 10. KDean75 and StuckinColorado are in for 9 weeks and Travis23 has 5 wins. With a dwindling supply of top tier teams available the picks are getting harder and harder every week. Good luck to those still alive.

The results:

KDean75 PHI CIN CHI HOU BAL TB MIN GB SD
StuckinColorado ARI SD DAL HOU SF ATL CHI GB NO
Travis23 NYG ATL NE GB DET

The rules:

Pick'em Survival is relatively straightforward:

  • You pick ONE team to win each week. You don't pick every game, just one team that will win each week out of one game. If you pick a team and they fail to win, you are eliminated, with no chance to join again (it's a thrill-ride I know).
  • Another determining factor in the Survival Pick'em League is that you cannot select a single team more then once in the season. So save a "hot" team for a week of unfavourable match-ups. You are responsible to remember which teams you've used in previous weeks. I'll check your submissions leading up to game day and if I note you're using a team for a second time, I'll ask you to change. If you don't change or I don't notice until too late, your steak ends.
  • The winner of the league needs to have the longest stretch of games picked correctly. You can start your picks late, depending on a favorable match up that starts later, but be careful you don't start too late. You can also end your streak whenever you want but don't end it too early, or somebody could pass your stretch. So if Cuckoo for Coco Puffs picks week 1 through week 11 correct, then Cuckoo has lasted through 64% of the season. IfCardsIrishdoesn't start till week 3, then picks through week 17 correct, he lasted 88% of the season and he would win. If we end up with a tie, the tie breaker is the lowest winning percentage of the teams used to survive. If it's still a tie, we'll get creative.
  • You cannot skip a week once you start the streak. You miss a week your streak is done.
  • Submission are simple: post your ONE team every week. You are responsible to remember which teams you've used in previous weeks. The only deadline is to submit your pick before that game's opening kick off time, so it's feasible to party hard all weekend and still use one of the MNF teams to keep the streak going..if either of those teams haven't already been used earlier in the season.