How to run an NFL Confidence Pool
Print the Weekly Schedules from above. If you prefer we also have the Printable Weekly Pick' em sheets available.
Pass out a copy of the current week's schedule to family, friends, and co-workers. Each participant should circle the team they think will win each game, and also write down a number from 1 to 16(the 16 will change to 13, 14 or 15 based on how many games there are that week. The numbers they are writing down represent how confident they are in their pick. The team they are most confident will win, should get the highest number, the game they are least confident in should get a 1. They should also write down what they think will be the total number of points scored in the Monday Night Football game. This will be used as a tie breaker if two or more participants end up with the same total.
Scoring the Pool
After the final game of the week is over, add the points(points = rank) of only the games that were picked correctly. The person with the highest point total wins.
If you want to score this a little differently, you can award points for every game guessed correctly in addition to the rank points that are awarded.
I like to not only award a winner each week, but keep track of total points accumulated for the entire season and make that participant the "grand champion".