NFL Margin Football Pools

The Margin Football Pool is a highly entertaining format and like a number of our other non-standard formats is susceptible to big swings in standings. The goal is to pick a team each week that is going to win big as your score for the week is the difference in your picks score vs their opponents score. You can only pick a team once for the season, so it's often good to look at the schedule, plan ahead and save a couple solid teams for later in the season.

The Margin Football Pool is also sometimes referred to as a Plus/Minus Football Pool.

How to Play

  1. Entrants pick one team each week of the NFL regular season with the intention of the selection winning big.
  2. If the team selected wins the entry earns the margin of victory as their score for the week (ie. win by 7, earn 7 points).
  3. If the team selected loses, the entry gets the negative margin of defeat as their score for the week (ie. lose by 3, earn -3 points).
  4. The entry with the most total points at the end of the regular season is the winner.
  5. Teams may only be selected one time for the duration of the pool.

Options

Default Picks - Choose from several options to assign a pick to an entry that doesn't make a selection prior to the deadline.
Margin 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.