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2023 NFL Mid-Season Survivor Pool - Rules


This pool starts in Week 9 of the NFL Season

Choose one team every week who you think will win their game straight up (No point spreads)

You must choose a different team each week. (EX: If you choose Dallas in Week 1, you cannot use Dallas again the rest of the season.)

Your team must win the game, ties are considered a loss.

This pool is single elimination. Here is how it works:

-- If your team wins, you survive to next week
-- If your team loses, your entry is eliminated.
(Exception: If you are still in contention for a payout, you continue playing until you no longer are)
-- Last Survivor wins


There may be a situation where all remaining entries still alive in the pool get eliminated in the same week. If this situation should come up, consider this an additional chance for all remaining entries. If your team loses and all other entries lose too, all entries advance to next week. The teams chosen by each entry will be counted and may not be used again.

Entry 1 chooses Arizona
Entry 2 chooses Buffalo
Entry 3 chooses Detroit

If Arizona, Buffalo and Detroit all lose, all 3 entries are still alive to try again next week. Entry 1 may not use Arizona again, Entry 2 may not use Buffalo again, etc, etc.


The last entry remaining will be declared the NFL Mid-Season Survivor Pool champion.

If there is more than one person remaining after the final week of the season, ties will be broken using the following tiebreaker: 

1.) Strength of Victory (SOV): Add (or subtract) the scoring differential for each game. Correct picks add to this total. Incorrect picks subtract from this total (if applicable)

2.) If there is still a tie, all tied entries will split any respective payout.


Since this pool pays out for more than just the pool champion, there may be a situation where the champ has been determined, but the remaining winners have not. If a champion is determined but 2nd, 3rd, etc. place have not been determined, here is the procedure to follow:  

-If there are still weeks left in the NFL season, the remaining eligible entries will continue to make picks each week until a winner or winners have been determined.

 -If there are no more weeks in the regular season and there is/are no clear-cut winner(s), tiebreakers in the winners/tiebreakers section above will be used. If there is still a tie, winnings will be split from those eligible.


To increase your chances of winnings, you may play as many times as you wish. Each entry will be scored separately.

If you would like to play a 2nd or 3rd entry, you may choose them at signup. However, if you have already signed up and wish to add additional entries, please contact the league commish at


You will need to sign up before you can make selections online.


Please follow these steps closely for a pain free signup process.  

1.) Click the signup button in the "Cost to Play" section on the right hand column of this page. This will take you to the signup page.
2.) Complete the signup page, then click "Submit" at the bottom of the signup page. 

After you have signed up, you should receive instructions by email on how to access your team and pay for your entries.

If you have any questions during the process, please don't hesitate to contact the league office. Just click on the email address at the bottom of this page to email.

Please note that in order to maintain the highest integrity of these pools, payments for all entries must be received by the deadline. If entries are not paid by the deadline, they will be removed from the pool for lack of payment. If you are having trouble with payment, please contact the commish. 


Selections for each week are due prior to the kickoff of each game. 

PICKS POSTED BY COMMISH:  If you need help making your selections or are having computer problems, please contact the commish with your selection before the deadline and he will make it for you.


No Pick: If your pick for a particular week is not submitted at all, you will receive an incorrect pick for that week, and it will be treated as if you got your selection wrong.

It is the responsibility of participants to ensure that picks are made and are entered before the picks deadline each week. Please be proactive with your picks each week. It is recommended that you make an initial pick early. You can always go back in and change it later before the deadline, if you wish.


It is the responsibility of players to ensure that no duplicate picks are made each week. If a duplicate pick is made, it will result in a strike for that entry. 

NOTE: The software should not allow duplicate picks, however this rule is put in place as a safeguard should it happen, so please double check your pick each week to ensure it is not a duplicate. Especially later in the season when more teams come off your list of weekly options.


WHEN ARE SELECTIONS POSTED: Selections are posted shortly after the deadline of each game start.

WHEN ARE RESULTS POSTED: Results are posted shortly following each game.

We would be happy to answer any questions on rules not covered here. Please contact the league office at

Cost To Play

$10 Per Entry

$11 Online

What You Win

Total Payout:

$175 or 70% total entries
(whichever is higher)

Sample Pages

Sample NFL SurvivorOPSClick on Image to View Sample Pages

League Champions

2023: Todd Kaminsky

2022: Mary Kay Rura

2021: Kevin Walsh

2020: Ron Corbin

2019: Richard Passannante

2018: Dennis Rima

2017: Steve Darden