NFL Week 11: Get knocked down, but get up again
It’s a new week, but I’m still buzzing about last Sunday’s Minnesota Vikings vs. Buffalo Bills thriller, or as LeBron James called it, the game of the year.
- With under two minutes left in the third quarter, the Bills had a 27–10 lead and a stunningly high 97.6% chance of winning the game.
- Then came a series of unfortunate events for Bills quarterback (QB) Josh Allen, including fumbling the snap on his own one-yard line — which turned into a Vikings touchdown (TD) — and throwing not one but two interceptions on scoring plays, the latter of which in overtime to hand the Vikes the win. Absolute chaos.
The Bills, formerly a top pick by fans and experts alike to win the Super Bowl,have now lost two straight and sit third in the AFC East. Pain.
- And honestly, I can relate, as I’ve gone two weeks in a row with a losing record on my picks, finishing 1–2 in both Week 9 and Week 10.
- So, much like I hope Allen and the Bills do, I’m going to cool my jets and reset my strategy. Because if the Bills-Vikings game was any reminder, even when a bet seems like a sure thing, anything can happen in the world of sports.
Fortunately, FanDuel has a multitude of self-servicetools to help manage your sports betting experience.
- Tools like deposit and wager limits, time limits and, my personal favorite, a handy timeout tool that allows me to take a break for the week and log back in only after my timeout has ended.
- These are all part of FanDuel’s Play Well initiative, which was introduced earlier this year and came with a $100K donation to the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).
So this week, I’ll just be hanging out in The GIST’s Twitter Community and enjoying NFL Sunday the good old-fashioned way, by hoping everyone has fun.
- Of course if you’re feeling good this week, keep playing! FanDuel continues to run their stellar promotion for new users.
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