Week 17 Pigskin Pick’em leaderboard: Jim Duquette is your 2014 champion

The SiriusXM Pigskin Pick’em Hosts League had about as dramatic a finish as you could imagine to wrap up the 2014 season.

MLB Network Radio host Jim Duquette trailed SiriusXM The Highway host Buzz Brainard by two games entering Week 17. At the conclusion of Sunday’s 1 pm ET games, Duquette had caught Brainard, leaving the two tied for first with six games left. The five 4 pm ET games played out as follows:

  • Both hosts correctly predicted Seattle, Green Bay and Denver to win their games.
  • Both hosts incorrectly predicted the Atlanta Falcons to beat the Carolina Panthers.
  • Jim Duquette correctly predicted the San Francisco 49ers to beat the Arizona Cardinals; Brainard incorrectly picked the Cardinals.

That gave Duquette a one-game lead heading into Sunday Night Football, the last game of the regular season. Duquette picked the Pittsburgh Steelers to win; Brainard picked the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers won that game – and their division in the process – 27-17, giving Duquette the 2014 Hosts League championship.

The loss dropped Brainard to fourth overall in 2014, two games back of Duquette, and one back of both SiriusXM NFL Radio’s Bruce Murray, and SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio’s Paul Kelly.

The Host League’s final standings:

1. Jim Duquette, MLB Network Radio (176-79)
2. Bruce Murray, SiriusXM NFL Radio (175-80)
2. Paul Kelly, SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (175-80)
4. Buzz Brainard, SiriusXM The Highway (174-81)
5. Adam Ronis, SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (173-82)
5. Dr. Roto, SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (173-82)
7. Bill Lekas, SiriusXM NFL Radio (172-83)
8. Kyle Elfrink, SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (171-84)
9. Jim Noble, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (170-85)
10. Derek VanRiper, SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (169-86)

For the full host standings, click here.

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