NFL Playoff Precision Pools for 2024

With so few Pro Football playoff games, most Playoff Pick 'Em pools end up with a lot of members tied for the lead. Our NFL Playoff Precision add a scoring wrinkle that will reward your members for being able to pick the correct game points.

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What is a Playoff Precision Pool?

Here are the rules for our NFL Playoff Precision pools:

  • Pool members attempt to pick the winner of every playoff game each week.
  • Pool members also enter their guess as to the combined total score of both teams in each game.
  • Commissioners can choose if picks are made "straight up" or against the point spread.
  • Points are awarded for correct picks AND for how close to the correct combined point total they were.
  • The member with the most total points at then end of the playoffs is the winner.

Precision Pool Scoring

Members earn points by picking the correct team and for their ability to predict the actual, combined final score. The following charts and example are based on the default scoring system, which awards 10 points per win and 10 point for picking the exact combined score. These values are configurable, however, and can be changed by the Administrator.

Members will receive points for their combined score precision regardless of whether or not they picked the correct team. Therefore, the team selection and combined score selection are not dependent on each other.

For each game of the entire playoffs, points will be assigned as follows:

Correct team picked = 10 points
Pick the exact combined score 10 points
Pick is 1 point off 9 points
... ...
Pick is 8 points off 2 points
Pick is 9 points off 1 point


The following pick report sample uses the scoring showed above. Please note that only the first two games have been completed.

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In the Steelers/Ravens game:
  • Luisa Rivera received 10 points for correctly picking the Ravens. Because she entered 29 as her combined score, which is more than 9 points off of the actual combined score of 43, she received no score points.
  • Mike Donaldson did not receive any points for the game. He incorrectly picked the Steelers and his combined score guess was too far off to receive points.
In the Panthers/Cardinals game:
  • Luisa Rivera received 0 points for inccorrectly picking Arizona, but received 9 points for only being 1 point off the actual combined score.
  • Mike Donaldson received the 10 points for correctly picking Carolina AND 4 points for being 6 points off the actual combined score.

How You'll Save Time

Running your NFL Playoff Pool has never been so easy:

  • No more collecting picks from your members. Members login to the website directly to make their picks.
  • No more error-ridden or illegible pick sheets.
  • No more tabulating wins or scores. Pool standings are automatically updated.
  • No more need to distribute standings. Members simply login to the site to see updates.

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Add your company or organization logo to customize the look of your Playoff Precision pool. For more information, see our Brand Your Pool page.

Private Message Boards

Every NFL Playoff Precision pool hosted at includes a free, private message board. Your pool's message board, accessible only to your pool members, is a great way to communicate with members.

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Frequently Asked Questions

"Football Pool" is a catch-all term for a group of people competitively guessing the outcome of one or more football games. There are many types of formats, each assigning winners differently. They can be played informally between friends or through a more formalized system. They are often considered a great alternative to fantasy football given the ease of playing.