Charity Football Pool Week #3 Update

Austin Hardware’s 3rd Annual Charity Football Pool presented by Trim-Lok

Week #3 Update

Upsets, near upsets, record setting performances, last second victories, and would-be last second victories getting overturned all contributed to a heart-pounding Week #3.

The Packers and Patriots, 9 and 14 point home favorites respectively, who combined for 55% of our players picks this week, both scored TD’s with about 20 seconds remaining in regulation to avoid being upset (the Pack ultimately needed OT to knock off the still winless Bengals). Also, the Falcons escaped Detroit with a victory when what looked like a go-ahead TD pass from Matthew Stafford to Golden Tate with 8 seconds remaining was reversed upon replay review. To add insult to injury for the Lions, those final 8 seconds were run off the clock without another play being run thanks to one of the league’s quirkier rules.

On the downside for our players 4 were eliminated when the Chicago Bears earned their first win of the season by upsetting the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime. Another 2 players saw their season end when the Saints went into Charlotte and battered the Panthers, while 1 player each was eliminated thanks to upset losses by Baltimore and Miami.

Week #3 by the numbers:
24 players entered Week #3
9 eliminated
15 advance to Week #4

Good luck to everyone who remains. Have a great week!

Players can click HERE to log in and make next week’s picks!

Charities Win

Austin Hardware, along with our great partner TrimLok, will make a donation in the name of the winner(s) to one, or a combination of, the following charities:

  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • National Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • United Way
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Make-A-Wish America
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Humane Society of the United States
  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

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There are a limited number of pool sponsorships still available. If interested, please contact Rob Dell’Elmo, Marketing Manager, at


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