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
It was a wild Week 14, with an upset by the Eagles over the Saints that cost the group two losses, including the previously undefeated Jordan McNamara. Jordan predicted this possibility last week with his commentary, which highlights why you have to read those every week. Jordan and Jason Wood were joined in the loss column by Andrew Garda, who took the loss along with Carolina at home against Denver in a 32-27 shootout. Those three losses really impacted the standings as now just three Footballguys writers - Sigmund Bloom, Aaron Rudnicki, and Jeff Haseley - remain perfect on the season. Three games remain for the 2020 campaign, and anything can happen (and often does). Every NFL team is back in play the rest of the year, so let's take a look at the possible picks for NFL Week 15.
THIS WEEK'S PICK SUMMARY
Here are the picks for this week.