NFL Playoffs Block Pool
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Object : This pool is a spin-off of the March Madness Block Pool and the normal Super Bowl Squares. For this pool there will be a winning square for every game of the NFL Playoffs. You can come up with some different variations, but playing the normal pool will have 11 winners, using just the final score from each game.
Wild Card Round: 4 Winners
Divisional Round: 4 Winners
Conference Finals: 2 Winners
Super Bowl: 1 Winner
The NFL Playoffs has 4 rounds, therefore you will draw 4 different sets of numbers for both the winning team's squares and the losing team's squares.
Example 1: Write the numbers 0-9 on pieces of paper and place them in a hat.
After determining the drawing method, draw the numbers one at a time, placing the numbers from left to right starting with the first gray square box of the winning team(top row beside Wild Card), continue across the top row until the numbers are gone. After that is complete you will redraw the numbers for the losing team wild card round, this time placing the drawn numbers in the gray square boxes in the left column, starting at the top and going to the bottom until all ten numbers are gone. After that, follow the same steps for the Divisional Round, Conference Finals, and Super Bowl.
Example: At the end of one of the Wild Card games the Winning Team has 35 and the Losing Team has 31. Go to the very top row of numbers(winning team), find the number 5(last digit of 35), then go to the left column of numbers(losing team) and find the number 1(last digit of 31). Find where these two numbers intersect on the grid and the name in that square wins. Remember to use the row and column that correspond with the playoff round.
This pool is fairly flexible as to the number of winners. You can easily add halftime and/or quarter scores. You could use just the final scores from all rounds leading up to the Super Bowl, and use all 4 quarters from the Super Bowl.
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