Circa contest update for NFL Week 13

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Circa Sports Million and Circa Survivor selections were released Saturday afternoon per usual as we head into Sunday’s NFL Week 13 schedule with a lot of money on the line in the coming weeks.
Circa Survivor has 71 live entries after no one was eliminated in the regular Week 12 schedule (and only 3 eliminated in the extra “Thanksgiving Week”) with a record $6.133 million up for grabs in the contest where entrants have to pick one NFL winner a week and can’t use the same team twice. (Note: as Jeffrey Benson reminded his Circa Sports boss Derek Stevens on VSiN’s “The Football Contest Show” it’s actually $7.133 million possibly on the line because Stevens offered a $1 million bonus to be split by any contestants that go undefeated the whole season – 20 weeks total with the extra Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks – without using last year’s Super Bowl teams, the Rams and Bengals).

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All 71 Survivors had their picks submitted on time again this week with 36 on the Browns vs. the Texans, 26 on the Seahawks vs. the Rams, 5 on the Cowboys vs. the Colts, 2 on the Ravens (the only 2 that had them available, according to Stevens) and a tie for the No. 5 choice with 1 each on the Jaguars and Vikings.
The Circa Sports Million drew 4,691 entries (at $1,000 apiece, same as Survivor) and is in the final week of the 3rd Quarter (with a $150,000 top prize to the best record over Weeks 10-13). The co-leaders in the contest-within-a-contest at 13-2 (86.7%) are DADDY A-1 and Peanut-2. Amazingly, they have 4 common picks among their 5 Week 13 selections: Lions +1 vs. the Jaguars, Dolphins +4 at the 49ers, Raiders -1 vs. the Chargers and Bengals +2 vs. the Chiefs. DADDY A-1’s other play is the Commanders -2.5 at the Giants while Peanut-2’s other pick is the TItans +4.5 at the Eagles.
The overall leader in the season-long contest – which has a guaranteed $1 million first-place prize – is TAIL PARTY-2 at 41-16-3 (71.9%) and his Week 13 selections are the Titans +4.5, Lions +1, Raiders -1, Bengals +2 and Saints +3.5.
The Top 5 Most-Selected Teams from all contestants for Week 13 (30-26-4, 53.6%, on the season) are the Lions +1, Titans +4.5, Giants +2.5, Chiefs -2 and Dolphins +4. No. 1 picks are 8-4 (66.7%) and it made sense that Lions +1 would be a popular play as they were bet to favoritism at -1 at Circa while most of the contestants were putting in their picks.