TeamRankings 2021 NFL Subscriber Contest Update (Week 6)

We're awarding over $3,300 in prizes in our NFL Subscriber Contest this season. (Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire)

For the second consecutive season, we are excited to host the TeamRankings Subscriber weekly NFL picking contest, a free contest with prizes exclusively for our premium subscribers.

This year we’re upping the ante, offering over $3,300 in weekly and season prizes. The contest is 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.

Picks are due by Sunday at 1pm ET each week.


How To Enter

If you are a TeamRankings subscriber, you should see a link to join the contest on our Subscriber Updates. If you haven’t received the emails and would like an invite, please email us at support@teamrankings.com.


Week 6 Contest Recap

The Week 6 slate featured five upsets, led by Tennessee’s dramatic MNF upset (+5.5).

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

There was a six-way tie for first place, with the winners picking the Titans, plus either the Raiders or Jaguars (+3.5): Erik2444, Hammer22, jbjj1424, JimD, Ralley, and Xdoge. Xdoge was the tiebreaker winner.

The overall leaderboard is below.

Current RankPrize (Rank After Wk 18)Current LeadersPtsWL
1$500 Amazon GCFlaccidus44.593
2$250 Amazon GCbirducci41.084
2$250 Amazon GCFinfan132041.084
2$250 Amazon GCJunior6941.084
5$250 Amazon GCHammer2239.0102

Week 6 Pick Distribution

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

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
LAC3.5186LOST
ARI2.5117WON
DET3.5117LOST
MIN1.5111WON
JAX3.5104WON
NE4.597LOST
HOU9.583LOST
TEN5.559WON
SEA4.555LOST
LV3.553WON
PHI7.551LOST
NYG10.551LOST
CHI4.547LOST
WAS6.532LOST

Week 5 Contest Recap

Despite several close calls, it was a quiet Week 5 with only three upsets led by the Bears (+5.5) and Eagles (+3.5).

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

This week’s tie included only two entries that picked the Bears/Eagles combo: Bigb8832 and Dalewarner. Dalewarner won the tiebreaker.

The overall leaderboard is below.

Current RankPrize (Rank After Wk 18)Current LeadersPtsWL
1$500 Amazon GCFlaccidus41.082
1$250 Amazon GCJunior6941.082
3$250 Amazon GCbirducci37.573
4$250 Amazon GCrswanson7536.573
5$250 Amazon GCFinfan132035.573

Week 5 Pick Distribution

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

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
BUF2.5155WON
NYJ3.5123LOST
SF5.5115LOST
CIN3.5113LOST
DEN1.570LOST
PHI3.564WON
CLE1.563LOST
CHI5.560WON
NYG7.560LOST
DET7.559LOST
JAX4.545LOST
HOU9.542LOST
WAS1.542LOST
MIA10.541LOST
IND6.534LOST
SEA1.524LOST

Week 4 Contest Recap

Week 4 had six upsets, including a pair of upsets by the New York teams. The Giants (+7.5) and Jets (+7.5) pulled off big upsets for their first wins of the year.

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

Seven entries tied with a max possible 15.0 points. The tied entries were clukeys, Eight Eight, Finfan1320, Gump, Junior69, Kyle davis, and SpincycleGump claimed the tiebreaker with a Week 5 TNF total points prediction of 45 (actual points scored was 43).

The early overall leaderboard is below.

Current RankPrize (Rank After Wk 18)Current LeadersPtsWL
1$500 Amazon GCFlaccidus41.080
2$250 Amazon GCbirducci37.571
2$250 Amazon GCJunior6937.571
4$250 Amazon GCrswanson36.571
5$250 Amazon GCMile High Magic35.080

Week 4 Pick Distribution

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

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
DET3.5205LOST
SEA3.5157WON
CAR5.5125LOST
ARI5.5117WON
BAL1.5111WON
LV3.581LOST
MIN1.577LOST
NYJ7.568WON
PIT6.559LOST
IND1.555WON
ATL1.547LOST
NYG7.547WON
PHI7.535LOST
JAX7.532LOST
NE6.531LOST
HOU16.528LOST

Week 3 Contest Recap

Week 3 saw six upsets hit, led by the Chargers (+6.5) and Bengals (+4.5).

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

A whopping 16 entries tied with the max possible 11.0 points after picking the Chargers and Bengals. The tied entries were Bigfoot717, BigTone, birducci, Chris B, cjstark72, CLC-TX, DALLASKOWBOZS, Danny Stackhouse, Discrunner, Flaccidus, Gostivarcb, Gostivarcb, Lance Meinzer, Macario, McLovin, Mr. Rick Bivins, and rswanson75.

The winner after two tiebreakers was BigTone.

The early overall leaderboard is below, with plenty of time for new entries and slow starters to catch up.

Current RankPrize (Rank After Wk 18)Current LeadersPtsWL
1$500 Amazon GCrswanson7531.060
2$250 Amazon GCbirducci30.060
3$250 Amazon GCFlaccidus28.060
4$250 Amazon GCMr. Rick Bivins24.551
5$250 Amazon GCMile High Magic24.060

Week 3 Pick Distribution

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

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
CIN4.5177WON
GB3.5166WON
TB0.593LOST
PHI3.591LOST
NO2.581WON
CHI7.578LOST
WAS8.575LOST
MIN1.565WON
LAC6.564WON
ATL2.557WON
IND5.557LOST
JAX7.544LOST
NYJ10.542LOST
DET8.540LOST
MIA3.536LOST
HOU8.522LOST

Week 2 Contest Recap

Week 2 was another one for the underdogs with five upsets, led by Las Vegas (+5.5) and Tennessee (+5.5).

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

Six entries tied with the max possible 11.0 points after picking the Raiders and Titans. The tiebreaker was carried over to Week 3 with the TNF total points prediction. The tied entries were Bo Jackson, Dknight, Flaccidus, Jetsjetsjets, rswanson75, and SugarBears. SugarsBears won the tiebreaker by predicting 33 points, right on the nose.

The early overall leaderboard is below, with plenty of time for new entries and slow starters to catch up.

Current RankPrize (Rank After Wk 18)Current LeadersPtsWL
1$500 Amazon GCrswanson7520.040
2$250 Amazon GCbirducci19.040
2$250 Amazon GCDknight19.040
4$250 Amazon GCFlaccidus17.040
4$250 Amazon GCkcgamegirl2417.040

Week 2 Pick Distribution

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

TeamSpreadTimes PicksResult
CIN3.5220LOST
DAL2.5155WON
PHI3.5142LOST
CAR3.598WON
MIN4.596LOST
LV5.577WON
MIA3.568LOST
TEN5.564WON
JAX5.550LOST
NYG3.547LOST
BAL3.547WON
DET10.547LOST
IND3.544LOST
NYJ5.537LOST
HOU12.531LOST
ATL12.519LOST

Week 1 Contest Recap

Week 1 featured a whopping eight upsets, let by the Steelers (+6.5) and Raiders (+4.5).

Subscriber Contest: Weekly Results & Season Leaders

11 entries tied with a max possible 11.0 points by picking the Steelers and Raiders in Week 1, so the tiebreaker carried over to Week 2 with the TNF total points prediction. The tied entries were Beres185, birducci, Bryan4887, DocEric, Irish1, luis catatao, Mr. Rick Bivins, MRL, Trucko, tsquarted1518, and YankeeViking. Luis catatao was the tiebreaker winner.

272 out of 519 entries picked at least one upset correctly. Great work! The overall leaderboard scores in 2020 were below 90 points, so you certainly have time to catch up if you haven’t accumulated points or entered the contest yet.

Week 1 Pick Distribution

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

TeamSpreadTimes PickedResult
WAS1.5136LOST
LV4.5118WON
PHI3.586WON
NYJ4.574LOST
PIT6.566WON
ARI2.557WON
IND2.555LOST
MIA2.554WON
CLE6.549LOST
CIN2.536WON
NO3.536WON
NYG2.536LOST
HOU2.526WON
DET7.523LOST
CHI7.513LOST
DAL7.511LOST