MOP Free Entry 2022 NFL Playoffs - Super Bowl LVI

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Welcome to the NFL Playoffs Pool! This is our public pool for the playoffs open to everyone. It is FREE to enter.

Pick the winner plus the margin of victory of every playoff game from Wild-Card Weekend through the Super Bowl. The deadline to join is kickoff of the first game Wild-Card Weekend on Saturday, January 15th. Edit your picks any time up to the deadline.

$50 1st place prize! Limit 1 entry per member.

If you are looking for a pay-to-play pool then you are welcome to join Mike's private pool.
Pool Comments · Comment Board
Mike (Jan 17): The Cowboys annoy me. Really shot themselves in the foot yesterday with the penalties and capper at the end. Did I really pick the Rams tonight? Today I'm thinking Cards win it.
Mike (Jan 16): Day 1, a lot of people did have Cincy by exactly 7. I don't think anyone had Buffalo by 30!
Mike (Jan 15): Let's go!
Mike (Jan 14): Hi Sunhill. This is the free pool, so no etransfer needed for this one.
Sunhill (Jan 14): E transfer?
Mike (Jan 13): 2 more sleeps!
Mike (Jan 11): Mike updated the pool
Mike (Jan 10): Who stayed up and watched the Chargers-Raiders game last night? I almost bailed when LV up by 12 (and I was very tired) but stuck it out. What a wild game. Seeds are updated and final!
Mike (Jan 4): I will update the seeds after Week 18 as necessary, and everyone can edit their picks anytime up to the deadline, so feel free to enter early.
Mike (Jan 3): Mike created the pool
NFL Playoffs

Pick the winner of every playoff game from Wild-Card Weekend through the Super Bowl.

Earn bonus points for guessing the margin of victory by the team you picked to win for each game.

Earn the most points correctly predicting the NFL Playoffs to win!

Rules Summary

Fill in the playoff tree form by picking winners in all the playoff games from Wild-Card Weekend right through to the Super Bowl.

For each game, input the margin of victory you expect the team you pick to win by.

You will earn points each round of the playoffs for selecting the correct winning team and bonus points for the accuracy of the margin of victory. Points are awarded according to the following tables:


Wild-CardDivisional PlayoffsConference ChampionshipsSuper Bowl
3 5 7 10

Margin of Victory

Low DifferenceHigh DifferencePoints
0 0 5
1 3 3
4 7 1
8 99 0

Margin of Victory Example:

You predict Buffalo to win their Wild-Card game by 3 points. They win the game 21-17, by 4 points.

The difference between the actual margin of victory (4) and your predicted margin of victory (3) is 1. This corresponds with the second row in the margin of victory box, 1 to 3 difference, and you score 3 bonus points.

Contestants will be ranked and winners declared after the Super Bowl based on total points from highest to lowest.

Important Points

Pick Deadline

The deadline for joining the pool is Saturday January 15, 2022 at 4:35 pm, the expected start of the first game of the Wild-Card round.

Point Scoring

Each team that you pick to win a particular round of the playoffs does not need to be playing the team you predicted them to face for you to score points for the win. Margin of victory points are only scored if you have the correct team winning the playoff game the margin of victory applies to.

Alternate Pick Submission

If you are having difficulty submitting your pick online, then send the pick by email to Make sure to clearly state the name of the pool, your username, entry number, round of the pool and pick. The email must be received time stamped prior to the deadline and from the email account associated with your username.

We take no responsibility for email being delayed past the deadline or not being delivered. Everyone should use the online system to make their picks and only send an email in the case of an emergency.