Pigskin Playoff Bracket Challenge

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ended Feb. 5, 2018

See if you and your poolies can predict how the pigskin playoffs will unfold this season. Just fill out your bracket by picking the winners of the Wild Card games, Divisional games, Conference games and, finally, the Big Game.

Enter your bracket anytime during the entry period from January 1-6, 2018.

The standings will be updated after every game so you can check up on your playoff chances.

How to Play

  • CHOOSE the winner for each game throughout the playoffs; the Wild Card games, Divisional Playoffs, Conference Championships, and the Big Game!
  • ANSWER the tie-breakers.
  • SUBMIT your completed bracket by 4:30 pm ET on Saturday, January 6.

Note: The playoff matchups in the Divisional round will automatically adjust based on the playoff seeds of the teams you have chosen to win the Wild Card games. (The highest seeded team always plays the lowest seeded team remaining).

Picking will open on January 1 and the entry deadline is 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 6, 2018.

Only one entry is allowed per person and/or e-mail address. You may change your picks anytime before the deadline.

Leaderboard System

Your rank is determined by the total points you earn from all correct picks and, if necessary, by the tie-breaking procedures.

Scoring System

Points are awarded for each correct pick as follows:

  • Wild Card games: 10 points
  • Divisional games: 15 points
  • Conference games: 25 points
  • Final game: 50 points
  • Margin of Victory in Wild Card games: 2 bonus points for correctly predicting the winning team and margin of victory (0-6 points, 7-13 points, or 14+ points)

The maximum possible score is 208 points.

Tie-breakers:

  1. How many points will be scored by the AFC team in the final game?
  2. How many points will be scored by the NFC team in the final game?
  3. Time of entry (earlier is better).