NFL Loser Football Pools

The Loser Football Pool is a very unique kind of football pool, with scoring based on the previous season's finish. It's a fun and exciting format with most of the worthwhile picks being playoff teams from the previous season, and you're hoping they'll lose. It's not as easy as it sounds. Standings can have huge swings week in and week out, especially when a popular pick pulls off a win.

Fun Fact: The Loser Football Pool is the reason Hosted Pools was originally created. We couldn't find it anywhere online.

How to Play

  1. Each NFL team has a corresponding point value relative to their performance in the previous season.
  2. Entrants pick one team each week of the NFL season (including the play-offs) to lose.
  3. If the team selected loses, the entry earns the point value associated with the team as their score for the week.
  4. If the team selected wins or ties, the entry earns zero points for the week.
  5. The entry with the most total points at the end of the play offs is the winner.
  6. There is no limit to the number of times an entrant can select a team.

Options

Default Picks - Choose from several options to assign a pick to an entry that doesn't make a selection prior to the deadline.
Loser Football Pools will be available on or before 2022/05/26 12:00pm.

Site News

  • Jan 5, 2023 - The NFL has officially cancelled the Week 17 game between Buffalo and Cincinnati. As a result, our site policy treats any selection of either team the same as No Pick, consistent with what we did during the Covid affected seasons. That said, some pool managers are making other accommodations with their pools, and we're willing to work with them to do so. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out via the contact page.
  • Jan 2, 2023 - Tonight's Bills/Bengals game has been postponed by the NFL. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Damar Hamlin, along with his family and both teams on the field tonight. We will follow up with more information as the league makes it available.
  • Dec 2, 2022 - The knockout rounds are now set for the World Cup. You can make your Round of 16 pick'em selections or your full bracket picks now. The first game is tomorrow at 10am Eastern featuring the Dutch and the Americans.
  • Nov 26, 2022 - Tonight's Columbus/Nashville game has been postponed due to a water main break near the arena. The game has been moved out of the week and picks for it cleared. Please make a new selection for the week.