Austin Hardware’s 3rd Annual Charity Football Pool presented by Trim-Lok
Week #4 Update
A second consecutive wild week saw overtime, upsets, and walk-offs rule the day. In Week #4 our players made picks on 7 different teams. Among those, 3 fell victim to straight-up upsets and 2 took players to the wire before ultimately pulling out a victory.
In the game of the day 3 players lost their spot in the pool when the upstart Los Angeles Rams improved their record to 3-1 by defeating the touchdown-favorite Dallas Cowboys, 35-30 down in Jerry World. In another upset the Buffalo Bills, kicking off as 8 point underdogs, brought their hard-nosed defense on the road and downed the defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons, 23-17, knocking out 2 players in the process. Finally, another 2 players saw their pool seasons end when the New York Jets won their second game in a row by upsetting the Jacksonville Jaguars, 23-20, courtesy of a 41-yard field goal by Chandler Cantanzaro with only 28 seconds remaining in overtime.
On the positive side, 2 of our players had to hold their breath to the bitter end, but advanced to Week #5 when Carson Palmer of the Arizona Cardinals connected with the great Larry Fitzgerald for a 24-yard touchdown pass with only :32 left on the OT clock, allowing the Cards to narrowly escape an upset by the division rival San Francisco 49ers. Other players advanced thanks to victories by the Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, and Kansas City Chiefs (who also narrowly avoided being upset by the pesky Washington Redskins late Monday night).
Week #4 by the numbers:
15 players entered Week #4
7 advance to Week #5
Best of luck to all who remain and have a great week!
Players can click HERE to log in and make next week’s picks!
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
There are a limited number of pool sponsorships still available. If interested, please contact Rob Dell’Elmo, Marketing Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.