NFL Playoff Football Pools

We currently offer a pair of simple Playoff Football pool formats. You can choose from our Survivor Playoff or Bracket Playoff options. They run the for the 4 round NFL playoffs and you can add several more teams for the price of a regular season pool.

Survivor Playoff Football Pool

How to Play

  1. Entrants pick one team each round of the NFL playoffs with the intention of the selection winning.
  2. If the team selected wins or ties, the entry survives to the following round.
  3. If the team selected loses, the entry is eliminated from the pool.
  4. If all remaining teams lose during a week, they all move on to the next round.
  5. The final surviving entry is the winner, unless there are multiple teams alive after the championship game.
  6. Teams may only be selected one time for the duration of the pool - which complicates things with so few teams in the playoffs.


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

Survivor Playoff Football Pools will be available for 2 weeks prior to NFL playoffs starting.

Bracket Playoff Football Pool

How to Play

  1. These are basically Pick'em style pools, where you pick the entire playoff results prior to the first game.
  2. Entrants pick the winner of each game through the playoff bracket (remember the #1 seed plays the lowest remaining seed in the 2nd round).
  3. If the team selected wins their game that round, they are awarded the point value for that round.
  4. Points by round are as follows: 1 for Wild Card; 2 for Divisional; 3 for Conference; 5 for Championship.
  5. The entry with the most points at the end of the playoff tournament is the winner.


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Bracket Playoff Football Pools will be available for 2 weeks prior to NFL playoffs starting.

Site News

  • Nov 11, 2018 - NFL Pools - Week 11 has had 3 games moved due to flex scheduling, as the Steelers/Jags game was bumped out of the Sunday night slot for Vikings/Bears.
  • Nov 5, 2018 - Fundraising pools that are tracking entries by fundraiser - you can now assign one after an entry has been set up by editing the entry (blue button) from the entries page.
  • Oct 27, 2018 - Survivor Hockey Pools can now be set to Saturday games only.
  • Oct 13, 2018 - Text/SMS Reminders - You should now be able to add your mobile phone number to your account in order to receive text notifications. You will only receive a text notification if you have a number on your account and have selected to receive reminders for any pool you're still active in. We may add the ability to specify only text or only email pick reminders in the coming weeks.