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Chiefs’ loss cost people big money in survivor pools

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Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said accountability is needed after team lost fourth game in five, at the New York Giants on Sunday

For the second time this season, the Chiefs have upset a bunch of people in a survivor pool.

When the Chiefs routed the Patriots in the opener, many people were already knocked out of their pool, which is also known as an eliminator pool.

Here is how it works: every person in the pool (which can be more than a thousand) plunks down $20, $50, $100 or more, and each week picks an NFL team they think will win. Once a person has picked a team, they can’t use them again, which means there is some strategy involved.

The Patriots were huge favorites in the opener, so the Chiefs’ victory ruined many people’s pool.

On Sunday, the Chiefs cost a bunch of people who had picked them to beat the Giants. The Chiefs were a 10-point favorite, so a lot of people figured they would win.

Here is what some people shared on Twitter (others cursed, so I couldn’t use those reactions):

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