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

  • 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.
  • Nov 18, 2022 - Late Entries - We've set up the ability for managers to allow for late entries for non-Elimination or Bracket style pools. Pool Managers can find the option in the Update Settings within the Pool Admin section.
  • Oct 26, 2022 - Service Interruption - Our server providers have a scheduled down-time on Wednesday, November 2nd, sometime after 9pm Eastern. They have a 4 hour window, but the interruption should only be 10 minutes or so.
  • Oct 12, 2022 - Just an FYI - the Week 6 game between the Cardinals and Seahawks may end up being moved to 5:30pm Eastern on Sunday. If the Mariners/Astros series goes to a 4th game, this game will be pushed back from 4:05pm Eastern.