Rules
1. REGULAR SEASON SHEDULE
  1. The North Division represents the AFC and the South Division represents the NFC. Teams are put in alphabetical order by NFL city/region (not team nickname) per NFL conference.
  2. BFL teams are given their NFL affiliated team following the end of the previous NFL season in late December/January.
  3. The schedule follows the NFL Regular Season Weeks 1-11.
  4. Week 11 (Week 13 for 2020 onwards) is when the final BFL standings will be released as per the BFL schedule, with a drawn result automatically given a win if no other BFL team has drawn a game.
  5. NFL Teams that do not have a bye week until week 12 onwards, the affiliated BFL team will automatically have their by week in Week 11.
2. PLAYOFF TEAMS
  1. Top 3 per division, at the close of Week 11, will compete in the Playoffs.
  2. BFL Playoffs follow the NFL Regular Season Weeks 12-14 (14-16 in 2020 onwards).
  3. Playoffs are played within the division so North vs North and South vs South.
3. SCORING
This is achieved as follows and in this order:
  1. The final full time score for each team is the primary score for the game.
  2. If this results in a tie, then each quarter score by each team is added as overtime until an outright winner is found. Therefore a maximum total of 4 OTs.
  3. If this still results in a tie, then the very first score (touchdown or field goal or safety) by each team is added as overtime and this procedure will be added until no more scores are available for that week and ultimately this should result in an outright winner. This means that there is no limit as to how many overtime scores are used to break the tie.
  4. If the tie still cannot be broken, then Rule 3.3 is repeated as many times until the tie is broken.
The above procedures should be sufficient to break tied games.
4. PLAYOFFS TEAMS BYE WEEKS (2015-2019)
From 2020, there will be no bye weeks in the playoffs as they will be played during the NFL's Weeks 14-16.
  • Week 12 is the sole Bye Week during the BFL Playoffs.
  • The Division Champion automatically gets a bye week.
  • Each team, with a bye week, will use their Week 11 score for Week 12 games.
Updated: 13 november 2019