##### Asked by: Joey Violas

asked in category: General Last Updated: 5th May, 2020# What is a survivor pool?

**survivor pool**is a contest in which participants select one NFL team each week to win their respective game without regard to the point spread. If your team loses you are eliminated. There's one more catch – you can never select the same team twice. The last participant standing wins.

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Also to know is, how does a survivor pool work?

Each ** pool ** member chooses one NFL team each week. Picks are made "straight up", not using a point spread system. If their pick is correct, they survive until the next week. An incorrect pick eliminates the player from the ** pool ** for the remainder of the season.

One may also ask, what happens if everyone loses in a Survivor Pool? No, ** if ** one week ** everyone loses ** (regardless ** if everyone ** picked the same team or different teams) then ** everyone ** survives and moves on. Your pick must "win" in order claim the pot. For example, ** if ** in Week 10, there are 5 people remaining in the ** pool ** and ** everyone's ** teams ** lose **.

Similarly one may ask, how long do NFL survivor pools last?

In ** survivor pools ** , an average of 73.2% of entries survived each ** NFL ** week between 2010 and 2018. In other words, on average, 26.8% of ** survivor ** entries (a bit more than 1 out of 4) that were alive at the beginning of a given ** NFL ** week were eliminated that week.

How do you play NFL pool?

** The basics of the game are the following: **

- Start off with an empty 10 by 10 grid.
- Depending on which game you are playing with, simply assign one team to the columns, and one to the rows.
- Now, start recruiting people to join your Football Squares pool by letting them choose which squares they want.