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
Week 10 was almost a perfect week for the staff, as the Packers, Saints, Buccaneers, and Raiders all took care of business. Only the Eagles (sorry Jason Wood) tripped up the group and kept the staff from a clean sweep. This is the downside of going for a sleeper in a given week, but if the Packers had tripped up and Philadelphia had won as expected, he would have been in a great spot. Nine staffers are still perfect on the year with half of the season already played out, but as mentioned many times, it gets tougher and tougher every week. Week 11 is a tricky one as it is the last week with four teams on a bye, so the level of difficulty is high once again. Let's take a look and see what NFL Week 11 will have in store for the staff.
THIS WEEK'S PICK SUMMARY
Here are the picks for this week.