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This guy had a good streak but there's no way out of all the NFL games today that I would have picked the Panthers on the road for my million. Here's the article:

Faith that the Carolina Panthers would beat the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday sunk the chances of two ESPN Streak for the Cash players to win the $1 million first prize.

Jordan Fulkerson of Louisville, Ky., went with the Panthers for his 25th straight win, which would have put him at the magic number to win the grand prize. Katie Kaufmann of Minneapolis also went with the Panthers for what would have been her 24th straight win with one more chance to pick a game later Sunday.

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Atlanta beat Carolina 45-28.

Kaufmann could have claimed the $1 million prize if she had won the Panthers-Falcons game, then correctly picked either the Connecticut-South Florida college football game or the Indianapolis-San Diego NFL game. The tiebreaker if two players reach 25 wins on the same day is winning percentage; Kaufmann, who had lost only three times heading into the 23-game streak, would have topped Fulkerson.

The new leader is Greg Reynolds of Chico, Calif. He reached 23 straight wins when Baltimore beat Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon. He has picked the Indianapolis Colts to beat the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night.

Reynolds' streak began Oct. 24 when Stardom Bound won the Juvenile Fillies in the Breeders Cup. He got a second horse racing win when Zenyatta won the Ladies Classic.

Reynolds won two games Saturday (Clemson and Boston College). He's won nine times with college football picks. He also picked up a win with Brock Lesnar over Randy Couture in MMA on Nov. 15.

He nearly lost his streak on Nov. 14 with a push (Allen Iverson had 29 points and four assists to match Kobe Bryant's 29 points).

Fulkerson got to 24 wins on Saturday when he successfully picked Boston College to beat Wake Forest. He did not pick a game in the later time slot. Kaufmann got to 23 wins when Oregon State beat Arizona in the last second on Saturday night. Neither she nor Fulkerson picked in the 1 p.m. ET NFL slot of games.

Scott Conant, who had 23 wins heading into Saturday, lost his streak when he picked Wake Forest to beat Boston College.

Related Topics: NFL, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers

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