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.
Create a New Margin Football Pool Join an Existing Margin Football Pool

Site News

  • Jun 15, 2022 - The full field is set for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and pools are now available. If you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out sooner rather than later.
  • Apr 1, 2022 - The World Cup draw is complete and we've slotted all of the teams that have already qualified and we'll set up the full schedule in the coming days. We plan to open up for 2022 World Cup pools after the remaining qualifiers in June.
  • Feb 16, 2022 - Thanks to everyone that participated in football pools with us this season. We hope you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you all again in the fall!
  • Jan 26, 2022 - We will be updating hockey pools that are still going, to include the weeks that were going to be the Olympic break. We hope to have the necessary changes made by midnight tonight.