|Name of Score||Points||How it’s scored.|
|Touchdown||6||All games except ties are worth at least this.|
|Field Goal||3||Prime Time Game|
|Missed Field Goal||0||If the Prime-Time game had more than 80% of the players pick the winner.|
|Two Point Conversion||2||Correctly picking an upset.|
|Safety||2||Correctly picking an upset where more than 80% of the players picked the loser.|
|Extra Point||1||Correctly picking an upset where 50-80% of the players picked the loser.|
|Missed Extra Point||0||A game where more than 80% of the players pick the winner.|
|None (Tie Game)||0||0|
|>50 and <=80%||7||10|
|>=20% and <=50%||8||11|
Each week, all players are ranked by their Pick Points, then by their Game Value Points and then their Prime-Time points. These two factors are ranked highest to lowest. The person with the highest points, is awarded as many points as there are different records. The next highest player(s) are awarded one less, and the next one less until all players are awarded points. The lowest player ranked that week, gets 1 Weekly Point. Players with the same number of Pick Points and Prime-Time Points are awarded the same Weekly Points.
The following is a chart outlining this process:
|Old Weekly Points||2009 Weekly Points|
|Ron Steenhagen||11-5||2||N/A||7||Ron Steenhagen||11-5||62||2||8|
|Dan Reynolds||11-5||1||N/A||6||Dan Reynolds||11-5||54||2||7|
|Antonio Dukes||10-6||2||N/A||5||Antonio Dukes||10-6||77||2||6|
|Ethel Steenhagen||9-7||0||N/A||4||Ethel Steenhagen||9-7||54||0||5|
|Terri Brower||9-7||0||N/A||4||Terri Brower||9-7||45||0||4|
|Scott Carlstrom||8-8||2||N/A||3||Scott Carlstrom||8-8||66||1||3|
|Chris Landis||8-8||1||N/A||2||Chris Landis||8-8||34||2||2|
|Brian Wesche||8-8||0||N/A||1||Brian Wesche||8-8||49||0||1|
Old explanation: Since Ron has the best record, he receives six points, which is based on the one less than the total number of different records in the league for that week. Ethel and Terri share the same record therefore they receive the same number of points. Also, since Ethel and Terri have the same number of points, there can be only 7 different records among 8 people.
2009 Explanation: Since Ron has the best record, he receives seven points, which is based on the one less than the total number of different records in the league for that week. Ethel and Terri share the same record but Ethel has more game value points, therefore Ethel receives a higher number of points.
The Game Scoring points are included after Game Value points to determine the Weekly points awarded.
The players with the highest overall pick points for the season in each division are awarded playoff spots. Wildcard spots are awarded to the best players who didn’t win a division. The number of Wildcard spots available depends on the number of divisions and playoff spots available.
If two players finish a season with the same number of Pick Points, the following table outlines the tie breakers:
At the beginning of the season, after the league has been organized, 21 Sundays will generate a schedule with 24 matchups for each player. Each week of the 17 week NFL season players will be matched up against other players in the league. In 7 of those weeks, players will be matched up against 2 other players.
When a player makes his picks, they are not shown to the opponents until the opponent(s) have submitted their picks.
A player receives a win if their Weekly Pick Points are greater than that of their opponent. If not, they receive a loss.
Each player is required to pick a point total for the Monday Night game each week. The first player in a matchup who enters their picks gets to choose if they think the NFL teams will score at least 40 points or more than 40 points.
In the event both players end the week with the same pick points, tie breakers are applied in the following order:
The players in each division who have the best overall win/loss record in Head to Head matchups wins the division.
After determining the division winners, any remaining playoff spots are awarded to the remaining players with the best overall records.
If two players finish a season with the same number of Head to Head records, the following table outlines the tie breakers:
The players with the highest overall Game Scoring points for the season in each division are awarded playoff spots. Wildcard spots are awarded to the best players who didn’t win a division. The number of Wildcard spots available depends on the number of divisions and playoff spots available.
The players with the highest overall Game Value points for the season in each division are awarded playoff spots. Wildcard spots are awarded to the best players who didn’t win a division. The number of Wildcard spots available depends on the number of divisions and playoff spots available.
As outlined above, all division winners are awarded playoff spots.
The maximum number of players that can make the playoffs is 16. The minimum should be no less than 12.
Picking a playoff game is different from picking in the regular season. In the playoffs, each player picks only ONE game, and must choose a point spread, not total points for that game.
The players with the best record from each conference get the highest seeds, by record.
The remaining division winners are seeded by record continuing from the lowest conference seed.
Any remaining playoff spots are seeded, by record, to the best players that did not win a division. These are the Wildcards.
In the various rounds of the playoffs, the highest seeded player, that doesn’t have a bye, plays the lowest seeded player. The second highest plays the second lowest, and so on until all players have been matched up.
The player with a higher seed gets to choose whether they would like to set the point spread, or allow his opponent to set it.
After the point spread has been set, the player who didn't set the point spread chooses whether they think the team picked to win will by more or by less than the point spread given.
If there are 16 players entering the playoffs, there are no byes given to any player. Players that receive a bye do not have to pick in the Wildcard round. The number of byes awarded is determined by taking the number of playoff spots and subtract that from 16. In other words, if 12 players go to the playoffs, the top 4 would receive a bye.
Any player, who's picks are not received within an hour of the start of any game, will not be allowed to pick the game.