Over the past few years, we have given the subscribers of Footballguys.com some help in playing office pools, one of the most popular methods to follow the NFL aside from fantasy football leagues. For the past few seasons, both Dave Larkin and I have written the “For The Win” column where Dave attempts to pick each and every NFL game against the Las Vegas spread. This has been a very popular feature, so this year Footballguys once again is presenting the Eliminator Challenge, where staffers have to pick a team to win each week. Just one? That sounds easy, but here is the catch – you can only pick the team you choose in a given week once all season long. Many contests and pools out there get pretty big, so an Eliminator (or Survivor) Pool can go 16 or 17 weeks.
Jeff Pasquino has provided some insight into this kind of contest previously with a preseason strategy article, which describes this kind of contest along with some advice on how to pick a team each week:
This pool will run all season long, but to keep participation up, the pool will crown the staffer with the best W-L record for the season (which means that everyone in the pool will continue to make picks every week).
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
For the first time this season, the staff had a perfect week! Week 7 was rewarding for everyone, and all six teams took care of business, starting with the four bigger favorites (Saints, Chiefs, Bills, and Chargers) even though it was a close call for New Orleans against Carolina. From Thursday (Eagles over Giants) to Monday (Rams over Bears), the staff nailed all six winners and logged a clean sweep. The group has to recover quickly and not get too confident, as the level of difficulty will increase, so let's take a look and see what NFL Week 8 will have in store for the staff.
THIS WEEK'S PICK SUMMARY
Here are the picks for this week.