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Playoffs Block Pool

Printable NFL Playoff Block Pool

How to run a Playoff Block Pool

Object : This pool is a spin-off of the College Basketball 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

Step 1
Print the square grid from above, and pass it around to family, friends, and co-workers having them write their name in the white square or squares of their choice. You can have a set amount of squares for each person or let the person write their name in as many squares as they want.

Step 2

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.
The number drawing can be done in many ways, listed below are 2 examples.

Example 1: Write the numbers 0-9 on pieces of paper and place them in a hat.
Example 2: Get a deck of cards Ace through 10, the ace represents a one, the 10 represents a 0, 2-9 are face value.

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.

Winning Squares
A winning square is determined by looking at the final score from each game. You will use the last digit of each team's score.

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.

*Please check your local gambling laws for information on the legality of wagering money on office pools.