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Steelers Squelch FitzMagic Spell as Fan PinstripesNY Wins Week 3 of Monday Night Ticket Score

The Pittsburgh Steelers extinguished FitzMagic in their 30-27 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football, while a 7th year SecondTicket fan stirred up some magic of his own in winning Week 3 of the Monday Night Ticket Score (MNTS).

Congratulations to fan PinstripesNY, who was one of 19 fans to correctly pick one team's score with a 31-27 prediction that was the best of the week. It earned him the $5 Mega credit and, potentially, a chance to play for $10,000 in February.

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Despite the loss, Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who had earned the nickname FitzMagic after leading the surprising Bucs to a 2-0 record, almost unbelievably became the first NFL quarterback to pass for more than 400 yards in three consecutive games. It's hard to believe that none of the quarterbacks with the last name of Manning, Favre, Brees, Brady and Marino (the top 5 on the NFL's all-time passing yards list) hadn't already done that.

PinstripesNY's 3rd career weekly win in 97 weeks, for a rate of 3.1%. That's the 6th highest among all fans who've played as much as him.

Fans won a total of $70 in ticket credits with average score predictions of Tampa 26.5, Pittsburgh 26.3. That 0.2 point gap was less than the game's final 1-point spread.

How Does it Compare to Other Games, and Actual NFL Score Frequencies
Based on combined median (4.0) and average (5.5) prediction differentials, this was the 25th easiest game in pool history. 30 is the 14th most common score in the NFL since 2006, and 27 is 4th most common. According to this cool site called Scorigami, this is 80th instance of a 30-27 score in NFL history.

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More tickets will be awarded next week and one fan will qualify for a shot at $10,000 as the Q1 winner, so make your Week 4 prediction now!