MOP Free Entry - Double Knockout NFL Survivor

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You want to play but don't want to pay, or create your own private pool to invite friends? It's cool. Join this free entry survivor pool open to all MOP members. The prize is bragging rights and a digital trophy at the end. Straight-up picks, no point spreads. Maximum one entry per member but it is Double Knockout, to help avoid the ominous Week 1 exodus from the pool. Runs through NFL Week 18.
Pool Comments · Comment Board
test1234 (16:16:16): Oh I guess that's it. Final 6, Finally the upsets got me. Thanks again Mike, great Survivor Pool. Good luck to the two remaining survivors.
Mike (Nov 16): 11 left and only pacepanther has a clean sheet. Everyone else has their first strike.
louislipps (Nov 14): Lol Steelers
Mike (Nov 8): For sure, whatever teams a person used previously helped set their fate this week. Sometimes better to be lucky than good in survivor.
test1234 (Nov 7): Phew. That was too close. Glad Bills, Saints, Cowboys were used already haha.
Mike (Nov 2): We lost six, I got my first strike. Still a ways to go to decide this but the field thinned out. Stupid Bengals! lol
Mike (Oct 25): Staying alive, staying alive... ah, ha, ha, ha...
Mike (Oct 12): Feeling luck with Minny. Not like them to hit game-winning field goals, much less 50+ yard FG.
Bayman231 (Oct 6): Yep, first strike for me. Tennessee - big let down!
Mike (Oct 4): We lost 9 and a bunch got their first strike in Week 4. The field is slimming down a bit.
Mike (Aug 3): Mike updated the pool
Mike (Aug 3): Mike created the pool

Format · Classic Survivor!

  • Avoid the upsets in another wild NFL season!
  • Pick one team to WIN its game
    • If they win, advance to the next week
    • If they lose or tie, take a strike
  • Once you have two strikes , you are out of the pool
  • You CANNOT pick the same team more than once
  • Last entry to survive is the winner!

Rules Summary

Starting the first week of your pool, you have to pick one team that will win its game straight up (no point spreads).

If the team you picked wins, then you survive to the next week to pick another team to win.

If the team you picked loses or ties, then you receive a strike. Once you collect two strikes, then you are eliminated from the pool.

You cannot pick the same team more than once during the NFL regular season. If the contest extends into the NFL Playoffs, then the remaining entrants can pick a team they selected during the regular season, but, the same team cannot be picked twice during the NFL playoffs.

The last person in the pool still alive after all others have been eliminated, the survivor, is the winner.

The pool will continue as long as there are entries still alive or until the pool's final round, after the Super Bowl.

Important Points

Weekly Pick Deadline

The final pick deadline for each round of the pool, all times Eastern, are as follows:

Week 1 Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 2 Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 3 Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 4 Sun Oct 3, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 5 Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 6 Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 7 Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 8 Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 9 Sun Nov 7, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 10 Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 11 Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 12 Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 13 Sun Dec 5, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 14 Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 15 Sun Dec 19, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 16 Sun Dec 26, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 17 Sun Jan 2, 2022 1:00 pm
Week 18 Sun Jan 9, 2022 1:05 pm
Wild-Card Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:35 pm
Divisional Sat Jan 22, 2022 3:05 pm
Conf. Champ. Sun Jan 30, 2022 6:30 pm

In weeks with games scheduled earlier than the above deadlines, such as Thursday, Saturday or Sunday morning (international games), these games can be selected but picks must be submitted before kickoff of that game.

This deadline applies to all remaining games for the week, including late Sunday and Monday night games.

These deadlines will be strictly enforced! There will be no exceptions for picks not being submitted on time.

Default Pick

If no pick is submitted prior to the deadline, then a default pick will be assigned a maximum of once per entry for the length of the pool. If an entry already used a default pick in a previous week, then no pick is assigned and the entry takes a wrong pick for that week.

The default pick will be the team with the best (most favoured) point spread line for the week of the games played on Sunday only scheduled after the weekly pick deadline.

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, week 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.

Multiple Winners

If more than one entry is still alive at the end of the pool, then those alive entries are all considered equal winning entries.

Tie Breakers

For pools that extend into the NFL Playoffs, it is possible to run out of available teams to select, so the following tie breakers exist:

An entry that survives a round but does not have any teams left to pick from is deemed to have survived further than an entry that does not survive that last round.

An entry that can pick a team but loses in a round is deemed to have survived further than an entry that had no teams to pick from at the start of that round.

Mass Knockout Rule

If more than five entries are all eliminated in the same week and these eliminations would result in the conclusion of the pool, because there are no more alive entries, then these entries will be considered still alive and play on if there are available weeks remaining in the pool.

If five or fewer entries are all eliminated in the same week and these eliminations result in the conclusion of the pool, then those entries are all considered equal winning entries.