NFL Playoffs Prediction Challenge! Rules

Rules

The game is scored out of 400 points, spread over the four NFL playoff rounds.  You receive an entry form, make some simple predictions, and then cross your fingers.  If you’re good, you will do as well as those who are lucky, continuing sports’s most enduring rivalry.  Please note the entry deadlines enforced for each round.

NFL-Playoffs

Points

Wild Card Playoffs (four games)

Object: Predict the four game winners and the margins of victory

10 points for each correct winner, max 40
10 points for picking the margin of victory correctly, less one point for each point incorrect (max 40, min 0)
10 bonus points for getting most winners correct (max 10)
10 bonus points for getting most victory margins correct within three points (max 10)

Divisional Playoffs (four games)

Object: Predict the four game winners and the margins of victory

10 points for each correct winner, max 40
10 points for picking the margin of victory correctly, less one point for each point incorrect (max 40, min 0)
10 bonus points for getting most winners correct (max 10)
10 bonus points for getting most victory margins correct within three points (max 10)

Conference Championships (100 points)

Object: Predict the two conference champions and the margins of victory

20 points for each correct winner, max 40
20 points for picking the margin of victory correctly, less two points for each point incorrect (max 40, min 0)
10 bonus points for getting most winners correct (max 10)
10 bonus points for getting most victory margins correct within three points (max 10)

Super Bowl (100 points)

Object: Predict the Super Bowl champion and the margin of victory

50 points for each correct winner, max 50
50 points for picking the margin of victory correctly, less five points for each point incorrect (max 50, min 0)

Tiebreaker

If players are tied at the end of the game on points, the tie will be broken based on the following:

1) Most points in the Super Bowl round
2) Most points in the Conference Championships round
3) Most points in the Divisional Playoffs round

Clarifications:

  • The margin of victory bonus applies to games where the player has picked the winning team correctly
  • A margin of victory cannot be entered as a zero.

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