NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Wild-Card Edition: SportsFilter is holding a prediction contest for the NFL postseason. Pick each week's playoff winners, the spread and some bonus categories.How This Works
SportsFilter is running an NFL Pick 'Em contest for the playoffs and awarding a prize to the winner: an NFL Endzone Rush T-shirt for the team of your choice ($13.99 value).
To play, pick who you think will win and by how many points. You then get points based on the result:
Picked the winner? You get 5 points
Picked the winner and a spread within the margin of error? You get 3 more points
Picked the winner and the exact spread? You get 2 more points
What's the Margin of Error?
A window around the spread that's defined as the following:
spread - round(0.3 * spread) <= Margin of Error <= spread + round(0.3 * spread)
You get rewarded for being close to the spread. The bigger the spread, the bigger the margin of error, so you don't have to be as accurate predicting a blowout as a close game.
|Actual Spread||Margin Starts at||Margin Ends at|
|Dallas by 20||8 points (winner + spread within MoE)|
|Dallas by 10||5 points (winner only)|
|Dallas by 15||10 points (winner + nailed spread)|
|Miami by 5||0 points|
Stone Cold Lead Pipe Locks
You can choose any game as a stone cold lead pipe lock. This doubles the points you win for that game, but if that team doesn't win, you lose 10 points (even if you get the spread). You can make as many picks a lock as you like or pick no locks at all.
The Small Print
In order to receive the prize, you must respond to our email within 14 days of the winner announcement. Make sure you have a valid email address on SportsFilter or contact me within that time period. The prize does not include international shipping, so in that situation you can pay the cost or receive an equivalent cash prize over Paypal.
This Week's Games
Oakland at Houston (Saturday)
Detroit at Seattle (Saturday)
Miami at Pittsburgh (Sunday)
New York Giants at Green Bay (Sunday)
Picks must be submitted in this discussion before the game's kickoff. So if you miss Saturday's opener you can still choose the remaining games.