**Rules:**

(1) Pick one NFL team each week

(2) You can not pick the same team twice (similar to survivor/knockout)

(3) You receive the number of points equal to what your team scored

(4) Your selection must be logged before kickoff of the game you choose

(5) The Regular Season winner is the person with the most points at the end of the 16-game season

6) Every participant will select one BYE week. You can choose any week you want. You don't need to select that week in advance. If you fail to make a selection by Kickoff time and you have not used your BYE week, then you will automatically get a BYE for that week.

7) Playoffs: The top 12 participants by points at the end of the regular season will make the playoffs. Then, those 12 people will pick the one real playoff team whose playoff points they want. The regular season winner picks first, the second place finisher picks second and so on. The 12th place finisher is stuck with the last team not chosen. Regular season points do not count toward playoff totals. In case of a tie, the playoff champion will be the team that advances the furthest.

8) Know the rules well so you can break them effectively.

**Games for Week 9**: (note there is a Thursday game this week - Bengals @ Dolphins)

http://www.nfl.com/schedules/2013/REG9**Registered Players, Standings and Used Picks:** (be sure to check here for teams you have already used)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApTac4mgdC6ldHJMYUZ0eUdlbnA1b01DRHE1WEdROGc&usp=sharing

The Bengals, that's right, the Bengals offered the most points for the week (49). Nobody had them, but **AyyyBoston** (45) did fine with the Broncos, and **Iceman4** (44) was next best with the Packers. **Coolade2** is on top for the 2nd consecutive week. The lead is slim (6 points), and only 11 points separate 1st and 5th place. And let's be honest, everyone is nervous about **nyjoseph**, only 120 points off the pace. **Cyberknot** is the leader of game players who have taken a BYE and is only 7 points off the overall lead. **Pic Winner for Week** : **TFB12** ends tcal2-'s reign. Quality all the way.

Here are the **top 12** right now (top 12 at the end of the season make the playoffs):**Player Name Point Total****coolade2 261****56redsox 255****Cyberknot 254****PatsEng 254****TFB12 250****AyyyBoston 248****NEGAME2 248****PHILZONE686 241****ghostofjri37 238****LuvsThosePats 231****Quagmire3 231****jimmytantric 228**

**Top 12 who have used BYES**

**Cyberknot 254AyyyBoston 248jimmytantric 228freediro 223tcal2- 208digger0862 201thehub 185mrmojo1120 175aytee 160Muzwell 151nyjoseph 141PATSchampsSB 121**

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