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2018 Monday Night Ticket Score Begins With 3rd Most Difficult Game Ever

The New York Jets' 48-17 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 1 of Monday Night Football was one of the most difficult games to predict in the 12 year history of the Monday Night Ticket Score (MNTS).

Congratulations to 10th year pool fan nina, whose 21-17 upset prediction earned her a $5 Mega credit despite being one of only two correct predictions of either team's score. By being among only the 15% who picked the upset, she tallied 130 points, which gives her a very good chance of being one of the 10 fans who will play for $10,000 in February. In the 2017 pool, only one fan posted a weekly winning score higher than 130.

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It was nina's 5th career weekly win and her 3.6% weekly win percentage is the 3rd highest in pool history who've played at least as many weeks (140) as she has. Only fans lippesq (5.7%) and ckmendels (4.4%) have a higher winning percentage.

How Does it Compare to Other Games?
Based on combined median (20.0) and average (19.8) prediction differentials, this was the third most difficult game in pool history. The only two more difficult games were the Steelers' 3-0 win over Miami in Week 12 of the 2007 season, in which the Steelers were favored by 15.5 but the game was played on a rainy, muddy field, and the Eagles' 59-28 defeat of the Redskins in Week 10 of the 2010 season - a game best remembered as Michael Vick's triumphant breakout return.

Fans won a total of $82 in ticket credits despite average score predictions of Detroit 24.7, New York 17.4. That 7.3 point gap was close to the game's final spread was 7.

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Actual NFL Score Frequencies
48 (38th most common); 17 (2nd most common)

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