TeamRankings 2020 NFL Contest Update

We're awarding over $2,500 in prizes in our NFL Contests this season. (Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire)

This year we are excited to introduce a pair of weekly free-to-play NFL picking contests, one contest for our premium subscribers and another contest for registered TeamRankings users who are not paying subscribers.

Each contest offered over $1,200 in weekly and season prizes. The contests were hosted on RunYourPool.com, a great pool hosting site and long time TeamRankings partner.


Contest Rules

The contest is an Upset Pool, and scoring is simple.

Just pick two NFL underdogs each week, and you score points if any your picks wins its game outright. You are awarded points based on your pick’s point spread value.

For example, if you pick a risky 10-point underdog, you’ll score 10 points if they win. If you play it safer and pick a 3-point underdog, your pick will have a better chance to win, but you’ll only score 3 points if they do.


Week 17 and Overall Contest Recap: We have our winners!

That’s a wrap! The TeamRankings upset picking contests concluded with the 2020 NFL regular season.

After a few weeks of big upsets, the final week of the season featured only one minor upset in 16 games, as the Giants (+2.5) defeated the Cowboys. Thanks to everyone that participated this season!

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

With only one upset, a whopping 18 entries tied in Week 17. This tie (and any remaining ties from prior weeks) will be a broken with a Wild Card Round tiebreaker contest this coming week.

The tied entries were bigmuls, bruceh63, BT811, CLC-TX, Dawkins007, heraldez17, Johnnym3, kcdriven, krod964, Lambeau Leapers, ME, Philmaz83, President Skullface, StringerBell01, Tastik, TCTITANS1, Terrylzz, and willr7901.

The 2-way tie from Week 15 also remains intact, while BT811 won the Week 16 tiebreaker.

Here are the overall winners of the Subscriber Contest. Congrats!

Rank Prize  Entry Name Pts W L
1 $500 Amazon GC CGBatch 88.5 11 21
2 $100 Amazon GC 2FaTsO 88.0 14 16
3 $100 Amazon GC Biggie12 86.5 17 15
4 $100 Amazon GC AdamB 83.5 13 19
5 $100 Amazon GC arianna 81.5 11 15

User Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

The user contest also featured a 10-way tie in Week 17 between BigBallerFred, DD, eaglechic1, ethanator42, Fourwheelin818, MSDSIGN, Sadie Wins!, skbplayer, Vikings 56$, and XOHSXC. The tie will be broken with the Wild Card Round tiebreaker contest.

In addition, there remains a 7-way tie from Week 16.

Here are the overall winners of the User Contest. Congrats!

Rank Prize  Entry Name Pts W L
1 $250 Amazon GC RussP 85.0 10 22
2 $100 Amazon GC adrelinha 79.0 14 18
3 $100 Amazon GC ghrcbrasil 75.5 11 21

Week 17 Pick Distribution

If you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of the picks from last week’s contest:

User Contest

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
ARI4.568LOST
PIT9.536LOST
KC3.524LOST
NYJ2.522LOST
CAR6.521LOST
DET6.521LOST
DEN2.520LOST
MIA1.518LOST
JAX13.517LOST
CIN12.517LOST
PHI1.514LOST
SF5.512LOST
NYG2.510WON
CHI5.510LOST
ATL6.59LOST
HOU7.57LOST

Subscriber Contest

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
ARI4.592LOST
PIT9.559LOST
CIN12.534LOST
DET6.530LOST
CHI5.528LOST
KC3.528LOST
CAR6.527LOST
NYJ2.524LOST
JAX13.523LOST
PHI1.521LOST
ATL6.521LOST
HOU7.521LOST
NYG2.518WON
MIA1.516LOST
SF5.510LOST
DEN2.57LOST

Week 16 Contest Recap

Week 16 was another big one for upsets, led by the streaking Jets (+9.5) and Bengals (+8.5). Those were just two of the six upsets from the week.

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

13 entries tied with a max possible 18.0 points by picking the Jets and Bengals in Week 16, so the tiebreaker will carry over to Week 17. The tied entries were ARPOMonkeys, Biggie12, BT811, Corkball Mike, dstrassho, GM4343, Jgalloway14, Joe F, Kjmorgan6, melnyckgottogo, Mocha’s Dad, RickLife, and Tazman185.

The 2-way tie from Week 15 also remained between 2FatsO and arianna, but Erik2444 broke the Week 14 tie to win a weekly prize.

Here’s a look at the current overall leaderboard going into the final week, with a $500 first place prize and $900 in total season prizes on the line:

Current Rank Prize (Rank After Wk 17) Current Leaders Pts W L
1 $500 Amazon GC CGBatch 88.5 11 19
2  $100 Amazon GC 2FaTsO 88.0 14 14
3  $100 Amazon GC Biggie12 86.5 17 13
4  $100 Amazon GC AdamB 83.5 13 17
5  $100 Amazon GC arianna 81.5 11 13

User Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

There was also a 7-way tie for the Week 16 prize in the User Contest, with GlennBarca, Pako Ramirez, popeye4t1, Raider Nation707, rchristi12, Rima’s Bears, and RussP each scoring 18.0 points.

The tie from Week 14 was broken by pegster0267 to win a weekly prize.

Here’s the current overall leaderboard in the User Contest, with a $250 first place prize and $450 in total season prizes on the line:

Current Rank Prize (Rank After Wk 17) Current Leaders Pts W L
1 $250 Amazon GC RussP 85.0 10 20
2 $100 Amazon GC adrelinha 79.0 14 16
3 $100 Amazon GC ghrcbrasil 75.5 11 19
4 aman23mj 73.0 8 22
5 gabrey5 72.5 13 11

There’s more weekly prizes up for grabs, so if you’re not in our NFL contest yet, what are you waiting for? We’re talking about free money here. 🙂


>> Enter Our 2020 NFL Contest Now


Week 16 Pick Distribution

If you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of the picks from last week’s contest:

User Contest

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
TEN3.546LOST
CIN8.546WON
PIT1.541WON
LAR1.529LOST
CAR2.529WON
LV2.528LOST
NYJ9.528WON
DAL1.523WON
NYG10.522LOST
JAX7.521LOST
DEN2.517LOST
SF4.517WON
NE6.516LOST
MIN6.512LOST
DET9.59LOST
ATL10.59LOST

Subscriber Contest

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
CIN8.580WON
TEN3.554LOST
NYJ9.551WON
PIT1.546WON
JAX7.543LOST
LAR1.542LOST
CAR2.537WON
LV2.534LOST
NE6.532LOST
NYG10.529LOST
SF4.527WON
DAL1.525WON
DET9.524LOST
ATL10.520LOST
MIN6.518LOST
DEN2.512LOST

Week 15 Contest Recap

When the story of the 2020 TeamRankings Upset Pool is written, Week 15 will likely receive the longest chapter after two enormous upsets after the Jets (+16.5) got their first win and the Bengals (+12.5) upset the Steelers. Those were two of the week’s five total upsets.

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

Week 15 of the Subscriber Contest featured a 2-way tie for first place, with 2FaTsO and arianna each scoring an incredible 29.0 points by picking the Jets and Bengals. The high scores also vaulted both entries into the top five overall leaderboard.

In addition, the 4-way tie from Week 14 was cut down to two teams, with Erik2444 and PatrickJ117 both scoring 3.5 points. Both tiebreakers will carry over to Week 16.

Here’s a look at the current overall leaderboard, with a $500 first place prize and $900 in total season prizes on the line:

Current Rank Prize (Rank After Wk 17) Current Leaders Pts W L
1 $500 Amazon GC 2FaTsO 79.5 13 13
2 $100 Amazon GC CGBatch 79.0 10 18
3 $100 Amazon GC AdamB 75.0 12 16
4 $100 Amazon GC arianna 73.0 10 12
5 $100 Amazon GC chesse 72.0 14 14

User Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

ghrcbrasil was the Week 15 User Contest winner, picking both big upsets for 29.0 points. The big week also put the entry in first place overall.

The Week 11 2-way tie between JR1 223 and Sugarbears remains, along with the 3-way tie from Week 14 between mlp52, pegster0267, and The Heckster.

Here’s the current overall leaderboard in the User Contest, with a $250 first place prize and $450 in total season prizes on the line:

Current Rank Prize (Rank After Wk 17) Current Leaders Pts W L
1 $250 Amazon GC ghrcbrasil 73.0 10 18
2 $100 Amazon GC Hooks39 70.5 15 13
3 $100 Amazon GC gabrey5 70.0 12 10
4 adrelinha 67.0 12 16
4 RussP 67.0 8 20

There’s more weekly prizes up for grabs, so if you’re not in our NFL contest yet, what are you waiting for? We’re talking about free money here. 🙂


>> Enter Our 2020 NFL Contest Now


Week 15 Pick Distribution

If you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of the picks from last week’s contest:

User Contest

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
PHI6.568LOST
NE2.555LOST
CHI3.548WON
WAS5.537LOST
DAL2.533WON
NO3.532LOST
HOU6.521LOST
ATL5.521LOST
DET10.520LOST
LAC3.515WON
NYG3.515WON
DEN6.511LOST
JAX12.510LOST
NYJ16.59WON
CAR8.56LOST
CIN12.56WON

Subscriber Contest

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
PHI6.595LOST
CHI3.578WON
NE2.565LOST
WAS5.560LOST
NO3.553LOST
DAL2.537WON
ATL5.532LOST
HOU6.531LOST
DEN6.527LOST
LAC3.522WON
DET10.521LOST
NYJ16.520WON
NYG3.517LOST
JAX12.517LOST
CAR8.515LOST
CIN12.514WON

Week 14 Contest Recap

For the second consecutive week, the NFL slate featured five upsets. Easily the biggest upset was the Eagles (+7.5) beating the Saints.

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

The Subscriber contest had a 4-way tie for first place in Week 14, with chesse, Erik2444, PatrickJ117, and trackman74 each scoring 11.0 points.

However, winners were finally crowned based on tiebreakers for the previous three weeks. Turfeyejoe won Week 11, Markmadness claimed Week 12, and melnyckgottogo won Week 13.

Here’s a look at the current overall leaderboard, with a $500 first place prize and $900 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Prize (Rank After Wk 17) Current Leaders Pts W L
1 $500 Amazon GC CGBatch 79.0 10 16
2 $100 Amazon GC AdamB 75.0 12 14
3 $100 Amazon GC chesse 72.0 14 12
4 $100 Amazon GC TBlight 71.0 16 10
5 $100 Amazon GC bfoster 70.5 15 9

User Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

There was a 3-way tie at 11.0 points in Week 14 between mlp52, pegster0267, and The Heckster.

Week 11 is also still yet to be decided, with JR1 223 and Sugarbears still tied.

Here’s the current overall leaderboard in the User Contest, with a $250 first place prize and $450 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Current Leaders Pts W L
1 Hooks39 67.0 14 12
1 adrelinha 67.0 12 14
1 RussP 67.0 8 18
4 gabrey5 66.5 11 9
5 rotopilot 60.5 11 15

There’s more weekly prizes up for grabs, so if you’re not in our NFL contest yet, what are you waiting for? We’re talking about free money here. 🙂


>> Enter Our 2020 NFL Contest Now


Week 14 Pick Distribution

If you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of the picks from last week’s contest:

User Contest

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
PIT2.548LOST
NYG2.548LOST
WAS3.541WON
CLE1.536LOST
LAC2.536WON
CHI1.526WON
MIA7.525LOST
MIN6.522LOST
CIN3.522LOST
NE5.520LOST
PHI7.520WON
DEN3.516WON
NYJ13.513LOST
JAX7.511LOST
LV2.511LOST
DET7.58LOST

Subscriber Contest

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
MIN6.567LOST
NE5.547LOST
PIT2.546LOST
WAS3.541WON
LAC2.541WON
NYG2.539LOST
MIA7.535LOST
LV2.535LOST
DEN3.529WON
PHI7.529WON
CHI1.523WON
JAX7.523LOST
CIN3.522LOST
CLE1.522LOST
NYJ13.518LOST
DET7.512LOST

Week 13 Contest Recap

Week 13 featured five upsets and a few other close calls. The biggest upset of the week was the Giants (+9.5) over the Seahawks, with Washington (+8.5) close behind after their upset of the unbeaten Steelers.

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

The Subscriber Contest had a 3-way tie for first place in Week 13, with Ehv8r2020, melnyckgottogo, and Rickster27 each scoring a whopping 18.0 points by picking the Giants and Washington.

There also still remains a 2-way tie from Week 11 between turfeyejoe and twong1987, as well as a 2-way tie from Week 12 between Markmadness and Philmaz83. The ties will carry over into the Week 14 tiebreaker.

Here’s a look at the current overall leaderboard, with a $500 first place prize and $900 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 AdamB 75.0 12 12
2 CGBatch 71.5 9 15
3 bfoster 67.0 14 8
4 Rickster27 64.5 11 9
4 TBlight 63.5 15 9

User Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

Two weekly winners were crowned in the User Contest, as Captain Diggs claimed Week 13 with 15.0 points, and GlennBarca won the tiebreaker carryover from Week 12. Both took home $50 Amazon gift cards.

Week 11 is still yet to be decided, with JR1 223 and Sugarbears still tied.

Here’s the current overall leaderboard in the User Contest, with a $250 first place prize and $450 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 Adrelinha 64.5 11 13
2 gabrey5 64.0 10 8
3 rotopilot 60.5 11 13
4 Hooks39 59.5 13 11
4 RussP 59.5 7 17

There’s more weekly prizes up for grabs, so if you’re not in our NFL contest yet, what are you waiting for? We’re talking about free money here. 🙂


>> Enter Our 2020 NFL Contest Now


Week 13 Pick Distribution

If you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of the picks from last week’s contest:

User Contest

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
ARI2.554LOST
NE0.547WON
SF1.542LOST
CLE5.540WON
WAS8.539WON
DET2.536WON
HOU3.536LOST
JAX9.533LOST
NYJ8.529LOST
ATL2.528LOST
CIN11.515LOST
DAL6.513LOST
PHI8.512LOST
NYG9.54WON
DEN13.52LOST

Subscriber Contest

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
CLE5.583WON
ARI2.573LOST
WAS8.553WON
SF1.551LOST
HOU3.550LOST
NE0.548WON
NYJ8.548LOST
ATL2.546LOST
JAX9.539LOST
DET2.539WON
CIN11.536LOST
DAL6.517LOST
PHI8.517LOST
NYG9.511WON
DEN13.57LOST

Week 12 Contest Recap

For the second week in a row, the NFL weekly slate featured five upsets. Week 12’s biggest upset was the 49ers (+7.5) over the Rams.

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

The Subscriber Contest had a 6-way tie for first place in Week 12, with Aaromal, MarkMadness, NYGFan56, Philmaz83, Saw, and Xadidasguyx each scoring 11.0 points.

In addition, a 3-way tie remains for the Week 11 prize between BigStick22, turfeyejoe, and twong1987.

Here’s a look at the current overall leaderboard, with a $500 first place prize and $900 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 AdamB 66.5 11 11
2 CGBatch 63.0 8 14
3 UrWifeMakesMyPix 55.5 9 13
4 TBlight 55.0 14 8
5 Buellmark 54.5 9 13

User Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

The User Contest also had a tie in Week 12, with dapo99 and GlennBarca netting 11.0 points.

Week 11 also has a 2-way tie, cut down from 10 teams last week, with JR1 223 and Sugarbears still in the running.

However, a winner was finally crowned from Week 9, as RIGolfer scored 7.5 points to break the tie.

Here’s the current overall leaderboard in the User Contest, with a $250 first place prize and $450 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 rotopilot 55.0 10 12
2 Hooks39 54.0 12 10
3 Rambone2020 51.0 8 14
3 RussP 51.0 6 16
5 adrelinha 50.5 9 13

There’s plenty more prize value left, so if you’re not in our NFL contest yet, what are you waiting for? We’re talking about free money up for grabs here. 🙂


>> Enter Our 2020 NFL Contest Now


Week 12 Pick Distribution

If you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of the picks from last week’s contest:

User Contest

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
TEN3.576WON
CAR4.543LOST
LAC5.536LOST
NE2.533WON
ATL2.532WON
SF7.529WON
CHI8.526LOST
NYJ6.522LOST
TB3.519LOST
JAX6.519LOST
PHI5.517LOST
WAS2.514WON
DET2.511LOST
CIN5.511LOST
BAL4.510LOST
DEN5.56LOST

Subscriber Contest

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
TEN3.5107WON
NYJ6.563LOST
CAR4.554LOST
SF7.549WON
NE2.539WON
LAC5.533LOST
WAS2.533WON
JAX6.531LOST
CHI8.529LOST
TB3.529LOST
PHI5.529LOST
ATL2.523WON
BAL4.519LOST
CIN5.517LOST
DET2.516LOST
DEN5.511LOST

Week 11 Contest Recap

The Week 11 slate had five upsets, headlined by the Cowboys 31-28 win over Minnesota as 8.5-point underdogs in our upset pool. The Titans also upset the Ravens as 6.5-point underdogs.

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

The Subscriber Contest featured a 10-way tie for first place this week, as BigStick22, birducci, gkrebbs, jdh2106, laterlaw, mgags23, Slam Duncan, turfeyejoe, twong1987, and wadebobb each scored 15.0 points with their Dallas and Tennessee pick tandem.

However, weekly ties from Week 9 and Week 10 were decided, as gkrebbs scored 15.0 points to win Week 9 (and the $50 Amazon gift card), and erniedi1215 tallied 8.5 points to claim Week 10.

Here’s a look at the current overall leaderboard, with a $500 first place prize and $900 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 AdamB 59.0 10 10
2 CGBatch 55.5 7 13
3 laterlaw 52.5 9 11
4 gkrebbs 50.5 11 5
5 TBlight 49.0 12 8

User Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

The User Contest also had a 10-way tie for first place in Week 11, with 3fingerbilly, aman23mj, FreddyFredd, ghrcbrasil, HalfwayCrusade, Hooks39, JR1 223, Matt L, rotopilot, and Sugarbears each netting 15.0 points by picking the Cowboys and Titans.

The tie from Week 9 between FJJS and RIGolfer also remains, and a winner could be decided in Week 12.

Here’s the current overall leaderboard in the User Contest, with a $250 first place prize and $450 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 rotopilot 51.5 9 11
2 Hooks39 50.5 11 9
3 Hessian 46.5 9 9
3 gabrey5 46.5 7 7
5 HalfwayCrusader 45.5 9 11

There’s plenty more prize value left, so if you’re not in our NFL contest yet, what are you waiting for? We’re talking about free money up for grabs here. 🙂


>> Enter Our 2020 NFL Contest Now


Week 11 Pick Distribution

If you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of the picks from last week’s contest:

User Contest

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
GB2.581LOST
ATL4.563LOST
TEN6.552WON
CIN1.540LOST
DET2.537LOST
DAL8.536WON
LAR3.527WON
ARI3.525LOST
PHI3.522LOST
NYJ8.518LOST
HOU2.518WON
JAX10.513LOST
LV6.512LOST
DEN3.55WON

Subscriber Contest

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
GB2.596LOST
ATL4.567LOST
TEN6.566WON
DET1.559LOST
DAL8.552WON
HOU2.545WON
PHI3.543LOST
ARI3.541LOST
NYJ8.540LOST
CIN1.538LOST
JAX10.524LOST
DEN3.523WON
LAR3.523WON
LV6.522LOST

Week 10 Contest Recap

Week 10 saw only three upsets, led by New England’s win over Baltimore as 7.5-point underdogs in our upset pool. While there were several other close calls, the Giants (+3.5) and Colts (+1.5) were the only other upsets.

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

The Subscriber Contest featured a 4-way tie for first place in Week 10, as eaglegp23, erniedi1215, teambud33, and teleport1 each netted 11.0 points by picking the Patriots and Giants.

In addition, the 2-way tie from Week 9 remained between gkrebbs and TBlight. However, we were able to crown a winner for Week 8, with AdamB scoring 7.5 points and taking home the $50 Amazon gift card.

Here’s a look at the current overall leaderboard, with a $500 first place prize and $900 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 AdamB 50.5 9 9
2 TBlight 49.0 12 6
3 Vic 48.0 8 9
4 CGBatch 47.0 6 12
5 Eric 44.5 9 9

User Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

Gabrey5 claimed victory (and the $50 Amazon gift card) in Week 10 with 11.0 points, though the 2-way tie between FJJS and RIGolfer from last week remained. They will attempt to break the tie in Week 11.

Here’s the current overall leaderboard in the User Contest, with a $250 first place prize and $450 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 adrelinha 43.0 8 10
2 Tink 41.5 11 7
3 ddies23 40.0 10 8
3 dberry963 40.0 8 10
3 gabrey5 40.0 6 6

There’s plenty more prize value left, so if you’re not in our NFL contest yet, what are you waiting for? We’re talking about free money up for grabs here. 🙂


>> Enter Our 2020 NFL Contest Now


Week 10 Pick Distribution

If you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of the picks from last week’s contest:

User Contest

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
BUF2.582LOST
SEA1.563LOST
DEN5.546LOST
WAS3.541LOST
LAC2.538LOST
CIN7.538LOST
NYG3.537WON
CHI2.531LOST
NE7.518WON
HOU2.517LOST
SF9.517LOST
CAR4.516LOST
JAX13.513LOST
IND1.59WON

Subscriber Contest

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
DEN5.591LOST
BUF2.584LOST
CIN7.570LOST
SEA1.557LOST
WAS3.550LOST
LAC2.550LOST
NYG3.548WON
NE7.546WON
CAR4.538LOST
CHI2.537LOST
SF9.532LOST
IND1.526WON
HOU2.523LOST
JAX13.521LOST

Week 9 Contest Recap

There were five upsets in Week 9, plus several more squeakers. The biggest upset was the Saints (+5.5) road demolition of the Bucs on Sunday night, followed by the Dolphins (+4.5) upset of the Cardinals in the Josh Rosen Bowl.

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

Like last week, there was a 9-way tie for the Week 9 prize, with Berngui, bfoster, gkrebbs, GM4343, Jonathan Hickman, mikep757, Mocha’s Dad, T Dot T, and TBlight each scoring 10.0 points by picking New Orleans and Miami.

In addition, the Week 8 9-way weekly prize tie is down to five teams, with AdamB, Buellmark, CGBatch, udko, and UrWifeMakesMyPix each scoring 5.5 points. The tiebreakers will carry over into Week 10.

Here’s a look at the current overall leaderboard, with a $500 first place prize and $900 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 CGBatch 47.0 6 10
2 Eric 44.5 9 7
3 AdamB 43.0 8 8
4 TBlight 41.5 11 5
4 Unreal01 41.5 9 7

User Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

There was a 2-way tie for the Week 9 prize in the user contest, with FJJS and RIGolfer each scoring 10.0 points.

However, Hessian broke the 5-way tie for the Week 8 weekly prize by scoring 9.0 points, winning a $50 Amazon gift card.

Here’s the current overall leaderboard in the User Contest, with a $250 first place prize and $450 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 adrelinha 43.0 8 8
2 ddies23 40.0 10 6
3 Tink 38.0 10 6
4 Monkey72124 37.0 8 8
5 Hessian 36.5 7 7
5 dberry963 36.5 7 9
5 rotopilot 36.5 7 9

There’s plenty more prize value left, so if you’re not in our NFL contest yet, what are you waiting for? We’re talking about free money up for grabs here. 🙂


>> Enter Our 2020 NFL Contest Now


Week 9 Pick Distribution

If you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of the picks from last week’s contest:

User Contest

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
LV1.569WON
NO5.559WON
NYG3.556WON
CHI5.547LOST
DEN3.539LOST
IND2.538LOST
BUF2.532WON
MIA4.524WON
JAX6.520LOST
DET3.518LOST
NYJ7.518LOST
SF5.511LOST
CAR10.511LOST
DAL13.510LOST

Subscriber Contest

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
NO5.5131WON
NYG3.562WON
DEN3.559LOST
CHI5.558LOST
IND2.555LOST
LV1.554WON
JAX6.552LOST
BUF2.540WON
NYJ7.540LOST
MIA4.539WON
DET3.528LOST
CAR10.521LOST
SF5.517LOST
DAL13.58LOST

Week 8 Contest Recap

Week 8 was a fun one for upset pools, with seven upsets in all. According to the contest pool’s spreads, the biggest upset among them was Minnesota (+6.5) over Green Bay, followed by Cincinnati (+5.5) over Tennessee.

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

There was a 9-way tie for the Week 8 prize, as 11:11, AdamB, Brittneysmith5, Buellmark, CGBatch, Kjmorgan6, udko, UrWifeMakesMyPix, and Zimmer each scored the maximum 12.0 points by taking the Vikings and Bengals.

However, the remaining 2-way tie from Week 6 was broken by laterlaw, while the 5-way tie from Week 7 was won by Spuds. Both of them score $50 Amazon gift cards for their victories!

Here’s a look at the current overall leaderboard, with a $500 first place prize and $900 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 Unreal01 41.5 9 5
1 CGBatch 41.5 5 9
3 AdamB 37.5 7 7
3 laterlaw 37.5 7 7
5 Denverarlo 35.5 7 7
5 Eric 35.5 7 7

User Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

Four entrants in the User Contest also had a perfect Week 8, as Dan G, Ejner1, FreddyFredd, and Hessian each scored 12.0 points. They’ll try to break the tie in Week 9.

Ggpickall was able to break the remaining 3-way tie from Week 6 to win a weekly prize, and Here’s Hoping broke a 5-way tie from Week 7 to do the same. Again, both weekly winners have a $50 Amazon gift card coming their way.

Here’s the current overall leaderboard in the User Contest, with a $250 first place prize and $450 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 ddies23 38.5 9 5
2 adrelinha 37.5 7 7
3 Monkey72124 35.5 7 7
4 Ramdbone2020 35.0 6 8
5 Pool Time 31.5 9 5

There’s plenty more prize value left, so if you’re not in our NFL contest yet, what are you waiting for? We’re talking about free money up for grabs here. 🙂


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Week 8 Pick Distribution

If you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of the picks from last week’s contest:

User Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes PickedResult
PIT3.510%110WON
LV2.58%88WON
SF3.56%70LOST
DET2.55%52LOST
NE3.53%37LOST
MIA3.53%31WON
CHI3.53%31LOST
ATL2.52%26WON
DEN2.52%26WON
CIN5.52%20WON
MIN6.52%20WON
NYJ19.51%15LOST
NYG10.51%12LOST
DAL3.51%7LOST

Subscriber Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes PickedResult
PIT3.512%134WON
LV2.59%100WON
DET2.57%75LOST
MIA3.56%64WON
SF3.56%62LOST
CHI3.54%43LOST
ATL2.54%41WON
MIN6.53%38WON
NE3.53%37LOST
CIN5.53%34WON
DEN2.52%24WON
NYG10.52%19LOST
NYJ19.51%11LOST
DAL3.51%9LOST

Week 7 Contest Recap

Week 7 had only three victories by underdogs, and the biggest was Arizona’s (+3.5) overtime upset of Seattle on Sunday night.

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

There was a 5-way tie for the Week 7 prize, as ArizonaSteve (fittingly), Golfpro, jake341, Pat D, and Spuds each scored 6.0 points by taking the Cardinals and 49ers (+2.5).

In addition, the 2-way tie from Week 6 remained, as BigStick22 and laterlaw were unable to pick a Week 7 upset. The tiebreakers will proceed to Week 8.

Here’s a look at the current overall leaderboard, with a $500 first place prize and $900 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 Unreal01 31.5 7 5
2 laterlaw 29.5 5 7
2 CGBatch 29.5 3 9
4 Tblight 29.0 8 4
4 Denverarlo 29.0 6 6
4 Etcheverry 29.0 6 6

User Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

There was also a 5-way tie for the Week 7 winner in the User Contest, as Dino2020, dragons20, Here’s Hoping, Nimrod1010, and speedwager each scored 6.0 points.

The 15-way tie for the Week 6 prize was scaled down to a 3-way tie, as Ali-ooop, GGpickall, and rotopilot each scored 3.5 points. Like the Subscriber Contest, the tiebreakers will be pushed to Week 8 in the User Contest.

Here’s the current overall leaderboard in the User Contest, with a $250 first place prize and $450 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 ddies23 32.5 7 5
2 dberry963 31.0 6 6
2 rotopilot 31.0 6 6
4 adrelinha 29.5 5 7
5 Pool Time 28.0 8 4

There’s plenty more prize value left, so if you’re not in there yet, what are you waiting for? We’re talking about free money up for grabs here. 🙂


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Week 7 Pick Distribution

If you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of the picks from last week’s contest:

User Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes PickedResult
CHI5.57%73LOST
DAL0.56%63LOST
TEN1.55%51LOST
CAR7.55%49LOST
DET1.54%46WON
SF2.54%41WON
ARI3.53%38WON
CIN3.53%35LOST
NYG4.52%20LOST
JAX7.52%17LOST
HOU3.51%16LOST
DEN9.51%15LOST
LV2.51%14LOST
NYJ13.51%12LOST

Subscriber Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes PickedResult
CAR7.59%95LOST
CHI5.58%85LOST
ARI3.57%72WON
DAL0.56%65LOST
TEN1.56%63LOST
CIN3.55%57LOST
DET1.55%54WON
SF2.54%49WON
HOU3.54%46LOST
JAX7.54%40LOST
NYG4.53%32LOST
LV2.53%28LOST
NYJ13.52%24LOST
DEN9.52%18LOST

Week 6 Contest Recap

Week 6 featured five wins by underdogs, with the the Broncos (+9.5) over New England being the biggest upset.

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

There was a 2-way tie for the Week 6 prize, as BigStick22 and laterlaw each scored 13.0 points by picking the Broncos and 49ers (+3.5). They’ll move on to a Week 7 tiebreaker.

Here’s a look at the current overall leaderboard, with a $500 first place prize and $900 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 laterlaw 29.5 5 3
1 CGBatch 29.5 3 7
3 Unreal01 28.0 6 4
4 Etcheverry 26.5 5 5
5 TBlight 25.5 7 3
5 AdamB 25.5 5 5
5 Denverarlo 25.5 5 5

User Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

There was a remarkable 15-way tie for first place in Week 6, with the tied entries each scoring 9.5 points by picking the Broncos. The tied entries are 26.2, Ali-ooop, ggpickall, JeffW57, Jolyn, Lou, MBTCMiner295, Monkey72124, popeye4t1, Rambone2020, rotopilot, RussP, Stray Doug, The Heckster, and TopGun, and all have qualified for the Week 7 tiebreaker.

However, RussP won the Week 5 tiebreaker with 9.5 points to claim that weekly prize, a $50 Amazon gift card.

Here’s the current overall leaderboard in the User Contest, with a $250 first place prize and $450 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 dberry963 31.0 6 4
2 adrelinha 29.5 5 5
3 ddies23 29.0 6 4
4 Hooks39 27.5 7 3
4 rotopilot 27.5 5 5

There’s plenty more prize value left, so if you’re not in there yet, what are you waiting for? We’re talking about free money up for grabs here. 🙂


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Week 6 Pick Distribution

If you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of the picks from last week’s contest:

User Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes PickedResult
CHI2.57%79WON
DAL2.56%59LOST
JAX3.54%46LOST
CIN7.54%42LOST
WAS2.54%40LOST
SF3.53%36WON
TB1.53%34WON
CLE3.53%34LOST
NYJ8.53%28LOST
HOU3.53%27LOST
ATL3.52%24WON
BUF3.52%17LOST
DEN9.51%15WON
PHI7.51%13LOST

Subscriber Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes PickedResult
DAL2.510%104LOST
CHI2.58%91WON
JAX3.57%71LOST
CIN7.56%61LOST
CLE3.55%55LOST
NYJ8.54%47LOST
WAS2.54%46LOST
SF3.54%45WON
TB1.54%41WON
HOU3.53%37LOST
DEN9.53%32WON
BUF3.53%31LOST
PHI7.52%26LOST
ATL3.52%23WON

Week 5 Contest Recap

Week 5 was one for the underdogs, with several big upsets, including the Raiders (+13.5) over the Chiefs. In total, five underdogs won.

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

DrFred60 claimed a $50 Amazon gift card with a whopping 18.0 points for picking the Raiders and Bears (+4.5). Additionally, hckyfn80 won the Week 4 tiebreaker with 11.0 points by picking the Dolphins (+8.5) and Panthers (+2.5).

Here’s a look at the current overall leaderboard, with a $500 first place prize and $900 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 Etcheverry 26.5 5 3
2 Unreal01 25.5 5 3
3 AACUN 24.0 4 2
4 Buellmark 23.0 4 4
5 Vic 22.5 3 4

User Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

There was an 8-way tie for first place in Week 5, as adrelinha, ama23mj, Blindbhet, gabrey5, JaysonW, Punter’s Picks, and RussP each scored 13.5 points for picking the Raiders. The tie for the weekly prize will carry over into Week 6.

However, two weekly prizes were still awarded this week. He hate me, we luv u won the Week 2 tiebreaker with 5.0 points, and PeriKola won the Week 4 tiebreaker with 8.5 points. Both scored $50 Amazon gift cards.

Here’s the current overall leaderboard in the User Contest, with a $250 first place prize and $450 in total season prizes on the line:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 dberry963 31.0 6 2
2 ddies23 26.5 5 3
3 adrelinha 26.0 4 4
4 pegster0267 23.5 5 3
5 PeriKola 23.0 4 4

There’s plenty more prize value left, so if you’re not in there yet, what are you waiting for? We’re talking about free money up for grabs here. 🙂


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Week 5 Pick Distribution

If you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of the picks from last week’s contest:

User Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes PickedResult
CLE2.510%107WON
BUF1.59%90LOST
CAR2.57%76WON
JAC6.54%44LOST
MIA8.53%31WON
MIN7.52%24LOST
CHI4.52%22WON
CIN13.52%18LOST
LAC7.52%18LOST
WAS7.52%18LOST
NYG9.51%15LOST
NYJ7.51%15LOST
PHI7.51%14LOST
DEN1%9DNP
LV13.51%8WON

Subscriber Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes PickedResult
CLE2.513%140WON
CAR2.511%113WON
BUF1.59%97LOST
JAC6.56%66LOST
MIN7.56%63LOST
PHI7.54%38LOST
CHI4.54%38WON
NYG9.53%31LOST
NYJ7.53%29LOST
MIA8.52%26WON
CIN13.52%25LOST
WAS7.52%24LOST
LAC7.52%22LOST
DEN2%18DNP
LV13.51%15WON

Week 4 Contest Recap

Week 4 saw only four underdogs claim victory, but some of those wins were major upsets, most notably Philadelphia over San Francisco and Cleveland over Dallas.

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

No winner was awarded for Week 4 with hckyfn80 and vallee tied at 11.0 points after selecting the Eagles (+6.5 at San Francisco) and Browns (+4.5 at Dallas). The tie will be broken based on the best Week 5 score.

However, a 5-way tie left over from Week 2 was broken with TBlight earning 4.5 points by picking the Browns.

Here’s a look at the current overall leaderboard:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 Buellmark 18.5 3 3
2 vallee 18.0 4 2
3 TBlight 17.0 4 2
4 Manu777 16.0 4 2
4 MKE_Hammer 16.0 4 2

User Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

Like the Subscriber Contest, there was a tie in Week 4 atop the User Contest. Hooks39, N8dogg, and Perikola each tied with 11.0 points after selecting the Eagles and Browns.

There also remains a tie from Week 2 between beare and He hate me, we luv u after both entrants scored 3.5 points.

Here’s the current overall leaderboard in the User Contest:

Rank Leaders Pts W L
1 N8Dogg 20.0 4 2
2 dberry963 18.0 4 2
3 beare 16.0 4 2
3 He hate me, we luv u 16.0 4 2

There’s plenty more prize value left, so if you’re not in there yet, what are you waiting for? We’re talking about free money up for grabs here. 🙂


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Week 4 Pick Distribution

If you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of the picks from last week’s contest:

User Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes PickedResult
CHI2.59%86LOST
JAX2.57%66LOST
LV2.56%62LOST
MIN3.54%43WON
NYJ2.54%42LOST
PHI6.54%42WON
CLE4.53%35WON
DET3.53%31LOST
CAR3.53%28WON
ATL7.53%25LOST
LAC7.52%20LOST
NE7.52%19LOST
MIA6.52%17LOST
NYG12.51%11LOST
TEN1%6DNP
WAS12.50%4LOST
DEN*2.50%1WON

Subscriber Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes PickedResult
JAX2.510%105LOST
CHI2.510%103LOST
CLE4.57%68WON
NYJ2.56%65LOST
LV2.56%64LOST
MIN3.55%56WON
DET3.55%54LOST
CAR3.55%47WON
PHI6.54%46WON
ATL7.54%43LOST
LAC7.54%43LOST
MIA6.53%33LOST
NE7.52%27LOST
NYG12.51%7LOST
WAS12.50%5LOST
DEN*2.50%3LOST
TEN0%2DNP

Week 3 Contest Recap

After only one upset in Week 2, Week 3 was much more fun for the underdogs. In total, there were six upsets among the full 16-game NFL slate.

As a result, unlike in Week 2, we had clear weekly winners in both our User Contest and Subscriber Contest.

Subscriber Contest: Week 3 Winner & Season Leaders

Week 3 winner BlueChip49 scored a $50 Amazon gift card with the highest possible point total (12.0) in the Subscriber Contest, hitting on the two biggest upsets with the Panthers (+6.5 vs. the LA Chargers) and Lions (+5.5 vs. Arizona).

Currently there’s a five-way tie atop the season leaderboard of our Subscriber Contest:

Subscriber Contest Leaders Pts W L
! Knock on wood if you’re with me 12.5 3 1
Manu777 12.5 3 1
MKE_Hammer 12.5 3 1
Pellon 12.5 3 1
TBlight 12.5 3 1

User Contest: Week 3 Winner & Season Leaders

Week 3 winner Monkey72124 took the $50 Amazon gift card in our User Contest with a score of 10.0 points, taking the Panthers (+6.5) and Packers (+3.5 vs. New Orleans).

Currently there’s also a five-way tie atop the season leaderboard of our User Contest:

User Contest Leaders Pts W L
$GMONEY$ 12.5 3 1
adrelinha 12.5 3 1
beare 12.5 3 1
Blaine 12.5 3 1
He hate me, we luv u 12.5 3 1

There’s plenty more prize value left, so if you’re not in there yet, what are you waiting for? We’re talking about free money up for grabs here. 🙂


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Week 3 Pick Distribution

If you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of the picks from last week’s contest:

User Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes PickedResult
GB+3.511%102WON
KC+3.58%71WON
LAR+2.57%66LOST
NYG+4.55%48LOST
MIN+2.55%45LOST
CIN+5.55%43LOST
DAL+4.53%30LOST
LV+6.53%29LOST
WAS+6.53%26LOST
CHI+3.52%22WON
MIA+2.52%21WON
DEN+5.52%20LOST
HOU+4.52%19LOST
DET+5.52%18WON
CAR+6.51%11WON
NYJ+10.51%10LOST

Subscriber Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes PickedResult
GB+3.515%148WON
NYG+4.59%90LOST
KC+3.59%90WON
LAR+2.58%79LOST
MIN+2.56%59LOST
CIN+5.56%56LOST
DAL+4.55%48LOST
CHI+3.54%41WON
HOU+4.53%32LOST
LV+6.53%29LOST
CAR+6.53%27WON
WAS+6.52%24LOST
MIA+2.52%21WON
DEN+5.51%14LOST
NYJ+10.51%13LOST
DET+5.51%12WON

Week 2 Contest Recap

Incredibly, there was only one upset in NFL Week 2, which happened on Monday night when the Raiders defeated the Saints 31-21.

(Technically the Rams also upset the Eagles based on closing betting lines, but when the Week 2 point spreads in our contests were set, the Rams were a very slim favorite.)

With only one Week 2 upset, there is now a 52-way tie in the User Contest and a 50-way tie in the Subscriber Contest for the Week 2 prize! Per the contest rules, the tiebreaker for those tied entries will be their Week 3 score.

Since no entry scored more than 5.5 points in Week 2, and the vast majority of entries scored zero points, it also means that the big season prizes are still very much in play, even for new players entering the contest in Week 3.

UPDATE (Tue 9/29): After the Week 3 tiebreaker, a 5-way tie still remains in both contests. So now we continue on to the Week 4 score to determine the Week 2 winner.

Week 2 Pick Distribution

If you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of the picks from last week’s contest:

User Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes Picked
MIN+3.522%178
PHI+0.514%115
NYG+5.513%105
NE+4.57%57
ATL+4.57%55
LV+5.56%52
JAX+9.55%41
WAS+6.54%33
CAR+8.53%26
DET+6.52%17
MIA+5.52%14
HOU+6.51%12
DEN+6.51%11
NYJ+6.51%8
LAC+8.50%1

Subscriber Contest

TeamSpreadPercentage PickedTimes Picked
MIN+3.523%176
NYG+5.514%110
PHI+0.512%95
ATL+4.58%61
NE+4.57%58
LV+5.56%50
JAX+9.55%35
MIA+5.54%32
DET+6.53%20
CAR+8.52%19
HOU+6.52%16
WAS+6.52%13
DEN+6.51%11
NYJ+6.51%8
LAC+8.50%1