There has been a speculated over $3 billion dollars paid out to NFL Survivor Pool winners since 2017.

NFL Survivor Pools are a group of people that pay to get into a "league" to guess who will win a specific NFL game each week.  Once you pick an NFL team, you are no longer allowed to use them.  If that team loses, you are out of the league.  Last person to pick the winner, is the winner of the whole entry fee.

2021 HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE FOR NFL SURVIVOR POOLS.  WHY?

Because this year is the highest it has ever EVER been in the last 10 years.  Currently, 41% of NFL Survivor Pool original entries still are alive going into Week 8.  The highest it has ever been was 19.9% in 2013, according to teamrankings.com.

The most significant reason is that NFL teams that are favored by 7+ points are 26-0 Straight Up in NFL games.  That means almost 4 teams each week are an option for Survivor Pools.

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

Because you need to start mapping out your NFL Survivor picks and anticipate Week 12.  Week 12 will end your Survivor Pool-- if you plan accordingly, you can expect to win your pool.

Here is a look ahead chart thanks to survivorgrid.com and what we can expect-- look at Week 12.

Do you see what I see in Week 12?  Only 4 teams are projected to be favored by more than 3 points-- it's going to be nuts.  So start preparing...

If you haven't used (teams in Week 12 against their opponents) the:

  • Dallas Cowboys-- vs Las Vegas Raiders
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers-- at Atlanta Falcons
  • Cincinnati Bengals-- vs Los Angeles Chargers
  • Baltimore Ravens-- at Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Chicago Bears-- at Detroit Lions

Then start saving them now.  Would you feel comfortable taking the Ravens in a divisional game on the road or the Bears on any given week....

NO.

So let's look further into Week 12...

  • Atlanta Falcons-- at Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Buffalo Bills-- at New Orleans Saints
  • San Francisco 49ers-- at Minnesota Vikings
  • Miami Dolphins-- at Carolina Panthers

ALL OF THESE OPTIONS ARE A TERRIBLE NIGHTMARE

But just be happy if you can make it that far-- according to the website linked above (team rankings.com) the highest percentage of NFL Survivor Pool participants still alive in Week 9 was 17.2% in 2013.

The highest amount of NFL Survivor Pool participants to get to PICK an NFL team in Week 12 was last year-- 9.7%.  Meaning, you will be lucky, after reading this to even get to submit a Week 12 NFL Survivor Pick.

FOLLOW ALONG WITH MY SURVIVOR PICKS (by week)

  1. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
  2. CLEVELAND BROWNS
  3. DENVER BRONCOS
  4. CINCINNATI BENGALS
  5. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
  6. LOS ANGELES RAMS
  7. ARIZONA CARDINALS
  8. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (*play this Monday night)