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 11 was once again almost a perfect week for the staff, but Dallas ruined the party for six of the staff, including several 10-0 records. That just shows how difficult it is to have a perfect season. The Chargers and Steelers took care of business over the Jets and Jaguars, respectively, but a loss for Baltimore rounded out the group with seven tough losses. Just six staffers remain perfect on the year with just six games left in the season to play. As mentioned many times, it gets tougher and tougher every week. Week 12 is a tricky week despite the first 16-game slate in months as we have three games on Thursday and no double-digit favorites this week. Let's take a look and see what NFL Week 12 will have in store for the staff.
THIS WEEK'S PICK SUMMARY
Here are the picks for this week.