How does it work?: The NFL regular season runs from early September to the beginning of January. There are eighteen weeks in total with the number of games varying depending on which teams are on byes. Each week there is also a score tiebreaker for one of the games. The following is an explanation of the scoring breakdown:
Each week the contestant is provided with the week’s games and must pick the winner of each. Every game must then be assigned a point value between 1 and however many games there are in that given week (16 when there are no byes).
Strategy: Our numbers below are based on the strategy of maximizing score. Thus, we always take the favorites (or the side with the highest % chance of winning the proposition.)
Week 4 Pigskin Pick’em Analysis
2023-2024 Season: Straight Up: 29-19, Points: 264.
2022-2023 Season: Straight Up: 172-97-2, Points: 1515.
2021-2022 Season: Straight Up: 171-100, Points: 1517.
2020-2021 Season: Straight Up: 159-69, Points: 1388.
2019-2020 Season: Straight Up: 166-89, Points: 1446.
2018-2019 Season: Straight Up: 158-80-2, Points: 1400.
2017-2018 Season: Straight Up: 180-76, Points: 1537.
2016-2017 Season: Straight Up: 153-85-2, Points: 1288.
2015-2016 Season: Straight Up: 162-94.
|Week 1||Kansas City Chiefs||72.8%||14||Loss|
|Week 1||Atlanta Falcons||64.5%||8||Win|
|Week 1||Cincinnati Bengals||57.1%||3||Loss|
|Week 1||Jacksonville Jaguars||66.5%||11||Win|
|Week 1||Minnesota Vikings||68.4%||13||Loss|
|Week 1||New Orleans Saints||64.6%||9||Win|
|Week 1||San Francisco 49ers||56.9%||2||Win|
|Week 1||Washington Commanders||76%||15||Win|
|Week 1||Baltimore Ravens||81.6%||16||Win|
|Week 1||Chicago Bears||51.7%||1||Loss|
|Week 1||Denver Broncos||64.3%||7||Loss|
|Week 1||Philadelphia Eagles||64.9%||10||Win|
|Week 1||Los Angeles Chargers||59.3%||5||Loss|
|Week 1||Seattle Seahawks||68.1%||12||Loss|
|Week 1||Dallas Cowboys||61.5%||6||Win|
|Week 1||Buffalo Bills||58.7%||4||Loss|
|Week 2||Philadelphia Eagles||74.7%||14||Win|
|Week 2||Green Bay Packers||50.3%||1||Loss|
|Week 2||Buffalo Bills||79.6%||16||Win|
|Week 2||Cincinnati Bengals||62.7%||9||Loss|
|Week 2||Detroit Lions||67.4%||11||Loss|
|Week 2||Los Angeles Chargers||60.9%||8||Loss|
|Week 2||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||60.4%||6||Win|
|Week 2||Kansas City Chiefs||58.8%||5||Win|
|Week 2||Indianapolis Colts||51.8%||2||Win|
|Week 2||San Francisco 49ers||73.3%||13||Win|
|Week 2||New York Giants||69.5%||12||Win|
|Week 2||Dallas Cowboys||78.7%||15||Win|
|Week 2||Denver Broncos||63.2%||10||Loss|
|Week 2||Miami Dolphins||55.4%||4||Win|
|Week 2||New Orleans Saints||60.8%||7||Win|
|Week 2||Cleveland Browns||54.4%||3||Loss|
|Week 3||San Francisco 49ers||81.8%||14||Win|
|Week 3||Cleveland Browns||64.3%||7||Win|
|Week 3||Detroit Lions||61.7%||6||Win|
|Week 3||Green Bay Packers||53.9%||3||Win|
|Week 3||Miami Dolphins||70.2%||10||Win|
|Week 3||Minnesota Vikings||51.5%||1||Loss|
|Week 3||New England Patriots||55.4%||4||Win|
|Week 3||Buffalo Bills||72.6%||11||Win|
|Week 3||Jacksonville Jaguars||80.2%||13||Loss|
|Week 3||Baltimore Ravens||77.8%||12||Loss|
|Week 3||Seattle Seahawks||70.1%||9||Win|
|Week 3||Kansas City Chiefs||86%||16||Win|
|Week 3||Dallas Cowboys||85.9%||15||Loss|
|Week 3||Las Vegas Raiders||52.6%||2||Loss|
|Week 3||Philadelphia Eagles||65.7%||8||Win|
|Week 3||Cincinnati Bengals||57.6%||5||Win|