Survival Game Football Rules

Please read and understand the rules carefully


  • Pick the winner of one NFL game each week (no point spreads) without selecting the same team more than once during the season.
  • Beginning Week 14, survivors must correctly select the winner of TWO games each week.
  • If your team(s) wins, you advance. If your team(s) loses or ties you are eliminated.
  • Entrants are grouped into 25-team leagues.
  • The last survivors Overall and in each league are declared our prize winners
  • The main contest runs from Week 1 until the end of NFL regular season (no Playoffs).


  • If the NFL season should be cancelled prior to at least 80% of the Survival Game Football members being eliminated from the pool, the contest will be voided and all entry fee payments will be refunded.
  • If the NFL season should be cancelled after at least 80% of the Survival Game Football members have been eliminated from the pool, all survivors will be paid their share of the Grand Prize.
  • If the NFL season should be suspended for a period of time, those weeks will simply be omitted from the contest.
  • If a member selects a team whose game gets cancelled, that selection will be treated as if no selection were made and when possible, that member will receive the default selection.

Prizes & Fees

  • The entry fee is $50 for one single entry.
  • Payments by check, money order, or PayPal are accepted.
  • Make your check or money order payable to BoxScore Baseball, PO Box 276, Auburn, MI 48611.
  • If your payment is not received prior to the signup deadline you may be dropped from the contest.
  • The winner in each 25-team league wins $500 cash.
  • The last survivor overall wins the Grand Prize.
  • Anyone awarded over $600 in prize money will receive a 1099 tax form.

Weekly Selections

  • You may select teams playing on Wednesday through Saturday, but must submit your pick prior to kickoff time of the game involving your team.
  • The final deadline each week is noon ET on Sunday. You may submit your picks on the Survival Game homepage, via email at, or by text message to (989)274-4260 (do not assume your message went through, picks by text are not valid until you receive a confirmation message back).
  • Failure to make a valid pick prior to the Sunday deadline will result in you receiving the default pick.

Default Pick

  • The default pick is the most common weekly pick that you have never used before whose game has not yet started.
  • In the event that there is a tie for which pick is the most common, you will receive the first team alphabetically.

Tiebreaker Rules

  • If all of the final survivors should be eliminated from the pool in the same week or all survive beyond Week 17, the tiebreaker is the total number of games won.
  • If all of the final survivors have the same number of games won, the tiebreaker is the total margin of victory for all of your winning selections.

Mid Season Survival Game

  • Survival Game Football offers a Mid Season contest as well
  • The Mid Season Survival Game is a completely separate contest from the full season contest.
  • The Mid Season contest begins Week 7 of the NFL season, Deadline is Sunday, Oct. 25.
  • Except for the starting date, all other rules to the Mid Season contest are consistent with the rules to the full season contest..


The BoxScore Baseball commissioner has the final say regarding the interpretation of these rules.


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To participate void of all services, send a SASE to Survival Game Football, P.O. Box 276, Auburn, MI 48611. One request per household. All requests must be received by Aug. 10. You must be 18 years old or older to participate. Void where prohibited by law. It is illegal to participate in fantasy sports where there is a cash prize in the following states: Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana or Washington. We can not accept entries from those states. Survival Game Football liability is limited to the cost of one entry.

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