NFL Survivor Football Pools

The Survivor Football Pool is the most popular format for the NFL. It's one of the easiest pools to play, but can be the toughest to win, especially in larger pools. Basically you just have to keep picking winners. Once you've picked a loser, you're eliminated from the pool. In a season with a lot of early upsets, there is a solid opportunity to run a 2nd pool in the same season.

The Survivor Football Pool is sometimes called an Eliminator Pool or Suicide Pool. If you flip the pool to pick losers instead of winners, it's often referred to as a Loser Pool (which is different from our Loser Football format).

Fun Fact: The Survivor Football Pool was our most popular football format in 2016 and 2017.

How to Play

  1. Entrants pick one team each week of the NFL regular season with the intention of the selection winning.
  2. If the team selected wins or ties, the entry survives to the following week.
  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 week.
  5. The final surviving entry is the winner, unless there are multiple teams alive after Week 18.
  6. Teams may only be selected one time for the duration of the pool.

Options

Losers - Pick Losers instead of Winners to 'Survive'.

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

Strikes/Lives - Allow teams more than one 'loss' or 'strike' prior to them being eliminated.

Start Week - Want to start a 2nd chance survivor pool? Start a pool with the first pick some time after Week 1.

Survivor Football Pools will be available on or before 2021/06/10 10:00am.

Site News

  • Sep 6, 2021 - Just a reminder that we use the actual spreads for the real SuperContest, which are posted on Wednesday evenings. Your Week 1 spreads will be available around 8pm Eastern on Wednesday.
  • Jun 23, 2021 - Round of 16 Fixtures are set, which means you can now make your Bracket Pool picks. Good luck in the knockout stage!
  • Jun 11, 2021 - If you would like to allow Late Entries into your pool (past kick off of game 1), let us know. We do have a setting to allow it, but we haven't added it to the pool creation or settings pages yet.
  • Jun 10, 2021 - NFL Football Pools are now available for the 2021 season!