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Staff Confidence Pool (No Spread) Week 13

Weekly Staff Confidence Pool (No Spread). NFL Office Pool Cheat Sheet

Looking to dominate your office pool this season? 19 Footballguys.com staff members are here to help you out. Each week they will pick the winners of every NFL game, and rank their selections based on how confident they are that the team will win. The most confident pick gets 16 points, and the least confident gets just 1. We'll even total up everyone's picks so you can get an 'overall consensus' on who our staff think will be the most likely winners. Each week we'll announce the weekly winners, and track the overall record for the entire season. A couple of things to note before we get to the picks:

  • Picks for this pool are straight up (no point spread considered). 
  • Picks are due on Wednesday nights, and may not reflect any late-breaking news. If your league allows for last minute changes, please make adjustments to your office pool accordingly. 
  • Our staffers also play in weekly picks Against The Spread, and Survivor Style 'Pick one Winner each week' formats as well. Check out the other weekly articles for more help with those type of games. 

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK

As expected, the large number of heavy favorites last week led to our highest scores of the season. 16 of the 18 teams posted more than 100 points and three teams posted more than 120. Will Grant took home the top weekly score for the third time this season with 122 points, and only three missed picks out of 16. Hicks finished second with 121 but he had 4 incorrect picks including Indianapolis which cost him the weekly win. Garda and Wimer both only missed two games, but bot lost heavy on KC and they finished in the middle of the weekly board.  

Staffer MIN LAC NYG TEN TB MIA CLE CHI CAR BUF SEA JAC NO DEN GB HOU MNF TOT
  DET DAL WAS IND ATL NE CIN PHI NYJ KC SF ARI LAR OAK PIT BAL TOT Pts
Grant MIN DAL WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC LAR OAK PIT BAL 39 122
  3 2 9 1 11 15 12 16 7 8 10 4 5 6 14 13    
Hicks DET DAL WAS IND ATL NE CIN PHI NYJ KC SEA ARI LAR OAK PIT BAL 37 121
  3 5 7 1 10 16 6 15 2 4 11 9 8 12 14 13    
Mamula MIN LAC WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC NO OAK PIT BAL 42 120
  1 3 6 7 8 16 14 15 10 9 12 5 3 4 13 11    
Knotts MIN LAC WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC NO OAK PIT BAL 40 118
  2 1 10 11 13 14 12 15 8 9 7 6 3 4 16 5    
Holloway MIN LAC WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI NYJ KC SEA JAC NO OAK PIT BAL 40 117
  4 2 9 6 13 16 7 15 1 10 8 5 3 12 14 11    
Roberts MIN LAC WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC NO DEN PIT BAL 37 117
  4 2 12 7 13 16 11 14 8 9 10 6 3 1 15 5    
Wimer MIN LAC WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC LAR OAK PIT BAL 38 117
  6 16 5 4 13 14 3 15 8 12 11 7 2 1 10 9    
Garda MIN LAC WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC LAR OAK PIT BAL 45 116
  4 5 10 8 11 16 9 13 7 14 12 6 2 3 15 1    
Brimacombe DET LAC WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC LAR OAK PIT BAL 42 115
  2 1 9 6 13 16 7 11 10 14 12 5 3 4 15 8    
Bitonti MIN DAL WAS IND ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC LAR OAK PIT BAL 45 113
  3 4 9 1 14 15 12 7 11 13 6 5 2 8 16 10    
Miglio MIN DAL WAS IND ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA ARI LAR OAK PIT BAL 43 113
  9 13 12 4 10 16 3 15 5 6 11 2 1 7 14 8    
Feery DET LAC WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI NYJ KC SEA JAC NO OAK PIT BAL 40 112
  4 1 13 12 10 15 11 16 5 6 9 7 2 3 14 8    
Larkin DET LAC WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA ARI LAR DEN PIT BAL 36 107
  10 9 8 7 11 13 12 14 6 16 5 4 2 3 15 1    
Wood MIN DAL WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC NO OAK PIT BAL 43 104
  16 15 14 13 12 10 11 9 8 7 5 4 6 3 2 1    
Haseley DET DAL WAS IND ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC NO OAK PIT BAL 39 104
  2 8 9 5 13 16 12 15 7 10 11 3 4 1 14 6    
Pasquino DET LAC WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC NO DEN PIT BAL 34 103
  3 9 5 8 12 16 7 14 6 13 10 11 4 2 15 1    
Tuccitto DET LAC WAS IND ATL NE CIN PHI NYJ KC SEA JAC NO OAK PIT BAL 49 99
  4 2 12 3 9 16 14 11 1 15 13 8 6 7 10 5    
Heiser DET LAC WAS IND ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC NO OAK PIT BAL 38 97
  16 4 15 6 14 13 12 11 9 8 10 7 2 5 3 1    
Away MIN LAC NYG TEN TB MIA CLE CHI CAR BUF SEA JAC NO DEN GB HOU    
Total Pts 52 55 0 90 0 0 0 0 110 0 173 89 36 6 0 0    
Home DET DAL WAS IND ATL NE CIN PHI NYJ KC SF ARI LAR OAK PIT BAL    
Total Pts 44 47 174 20 210 269 175 241 9 183 0 15 25 80 229 117    
Tot Conf Pts 96 102 174 110 210 269 175 241 119 183 173 104 61 86 229 117    

Eight of the nine teams that were picked by the entire staff came out on top, leading to the inflated scores for the week. Buffalo's upset of KC hurt everyone, but with so many teams as heavy favorites, the teams that didn't risk a lot of points on KC ultimately finished near the top of the weekly matches.  

OVERALL RANKINGS

Brimacombe finished near the middle of the pack this week, but he still hold a solid 17 point lead on the rest of the overall leaderboard. After 12 weeks there are a few tiers that are starting to emerge but the top six teams are all still in the hunt. With five weeks to go, there is still plenty of time for people to catch the leader. 

Staffer Wk01 Wk02 Wk03 Wk04 Wk05 Wk06 Wk07 Wk08 Wk09 Wk10 Wk11 Wk12 Wk13 Wk14 Wk15 Wk16 Wk17 Total
Brimacombe 85 112 77 79 81 56 108 84 55 99 70 115           1021
Grant 88 117 80 81 70 42 94 87 56 97 70 122           1004
Knotts 88 110 70 75 67 50 100 83 48 94 87 118           990
Roberts 90 112 67 86 69 47 110 81 54 88 68 117           989
Mamula 81 113 66 80 64 53 96 81 59 83 79 120           975
Haseley 85 111 86 89 55 48 92 86 50 91 75 104           972
Miglio 72 99 67 84 62 43 100 82 66 98 69 113           955
Tuccitto 86 104 74 83 66 44 96 78 43 95 76 99           944
Bitonti 78 105 73 85 56 41 94 87 56 86 70 113           944
Feery 79 111 58 87 57 51 80 84 63 85 76 112           943
Holloway 93 112 55 80 64 45 103 81 49 70 67 117           936
Wimer 78 101 63 80 80 45 66 76 48 87 86 117           927
Garda 85 111 67 73 65 32 79 75 54 90 71 116           918
Pasquino 66 100 77 88 59 36 85 79 51 99 72 103           915
Larkin 82 100 65 74 49 50 94 85 54 74 75 107           909
Wood 102 90 81 65 49 27 96 84 52 88 59 104           897
Hicks 71 97 85 87 28 48 94 77 57 72 57 121           894
Heiser 42 89 81 79 54 42 93 75 52 78 69 97           851

THIS WEEK'S PICKS

Here are the picks for this week.

Staffer WAS SF MIN HOU TB DEN NE DET IND KC CLE NYG LAR CAR PHI PIT MNF
  DAL CHI ATL TEN GB MIA BUF BAL JAC NYJ LAC OAK ARI NO SEA CIN TOT
Miglio DAL CHI ATL TEN GB MIA NE BAL JAC KC LAC OAK LAR NO SEA PIT 51
  2 7 4 12 8 6 16 3 14 5 15 13 11 9 1 10  
Garda WAS CHI ATL TEN GB MIA NE BAL JAC KC LAC OAK LAR NO PHI PIT 50
  7 6 5 14 10 9 13 3 12 4 16 15 8 2 1 11  
Hicks DAL CHI ATL TEN GB MIA BUF BAL JAC NYJ LAC OAK ARI NO SEA CIN 51
  7 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 15 13 16 14 4 3 5 6  
Heiser WAS SF ATL TEN GB MIA NE DET JAC KC LAC OAK LAR NO PHI PIT 44
  7 15 11 10 8 5 16 4 9 3 13 6 14 2 1 12  
Feery WAS SF ATL TEN GB DEN BUF BAL JAC KC LAC OAK LAR NO PHI PIT 41
  10 6 3 14 7 1 4 2 15 5 16 13 9 12 8 11  
Tuccitto DAL CHI ATL TEN GB MIA NE BAL JAC KC LAC OAK LAR NO PHI PIT 49
  4 3 2 6 8 1 14 7 15 10 16 11 12 13 5 9  
Larkin DAL SF ATL TEN GB DEN NE DET JAC NYJ LAC OAK ARI NO SEA PIT 44
  11 5 8 7 16 4 15 6 14 2 13 12 1 10 3 9  
Knotts WAS CHI ATL TEN GB DEN NE DET JAC KC LAC OAK LAR NO PHI PIT 44
  4 9 3 10 11 2 13 1 12 5 14 16 15 7 6 8  
Brimacombe DAL CHI ATL TEN GB DEN NE DET JAC KC LAC OAK LAR NO PHI PIT 44
  1 6 5 14 2 3 15 4 13 12 16 11 10 7 9 8  
Wood WAS SF MIN TEN GB DEN NE DET JAC KC LAC NYG LAR NO PHI PIT 43
  6 2 14 9 3 4 16 5 12 15 13 1 11 8 7 10  
Haseley WAS CHI MIN TEN GB MIA NE BAL JAC NYJ LAC OAK LAR NO PHI PIT 43
  6 12 5 8 3 2 14 4 15 1 16 11 7 13 10 9  
Pasquino WAS SF MIN TEN GB MIA NE DET JAC NYJ LAC OAK LAR NO PHI PIT 43
  7 2 9 10 5 3 15 12 11 1 16 4 13 6 8 14  
Mamula WAS CHI MIN TEN GB MIA NE DET JAC NYJ LAC OAK LAR NO PHI PIT 50
  4 7 2 13 12 6 16 1 14 3 15 11 8 5 9 10  
Roberts WAS CHI MIN TEN GB DEN NE DET JAC KC LAC OAK LAR NO PHI PIT 50
  4 8 1 11 6 3 14 2 15 5 16 7 13 12 9 10  
Wimer WAS CHI ATL TEN GB MIA NE BAL JAC NYJ LAC OAK LAR NO PHI PIT 38
  6 11 5 10 4 3 14 9 8 7 15 16 13 2 1 12  
Bitonti WAS CHI ATL TEN GB MIA NE BAL JAC KC LAC OAK LAR NO PHI PIT 48
  7 3 4 11 2 6 13 5 14 9 15 16 12 1 10 8  
Holloway WAS CHI MIN TEN GB MIA NE BAL JAC NYJ LAC OAK LAR NO PHI PIT 47
  4 6 2 10 8 5 13 3 15 1 16 14 11 9 7 12  
Grant DAL CHI ATL TEN GB MIA NE DET JAC KC LAC OAK LAR NO PHI PIT 44
  1 8 9 13 2 6 12 7 15 3 16 10 14 11 5 4  
Away WAS SF MIN HOU TB DEN NE DET IND KC CLE NYG LAR CAR PHI PIT  
Total Pts 72 30 33 0 0 17 229 42 0 76 0 1 181 0 96 167  
Home DAL CHI ATL TEN GB MIA BUF BAL JAC NYJ LAC OAK ARI NO SEA CIN  
Total Pts 26 94 68 192 126 64 5 38 238 28 273 200 5 132 9 6  
Tot Conf Pts 98 124 101 192 126 81 234 80 238 104 273 201 186 132 105 173  

HEAVY FAVORITES

Some staffers are looking to take a flyer here or there but we still had five teams that came in as unanimous choices this week. Tennessee, Green Bay, Jacksonville, New Orleans and the Chargers were all picked by everyone this week and should probably be near the top of your weekly board as well. New England, Oakland, the Rams, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh were also heavy favorites this week by almost all of the staffers. 

DUAL SUPPORT

Tonight's game should be a slugfest between Washington and Dallas, and while Washington is the clear favorite, the Cowboys also have their backers. Miami is a favorite at home but several staffers believe that Denver can bounce back and pull off the upset. Detroit is a slight favorite to beat out the Ravens in Baltimore, but the 80 total confidence points make it the lowest confidence game of the week. 

ODDS AND ENDS

The late games on Sunday and Monday have teams that are heavy favorites for the most of the staff. That indicates that the early games will have the biggest impact on this week's winners. If you are looking to get a leg up on your competition this week and want to buck the trend a bit, throw a couple extra points on the late game underdogs this week. 

Good Luck this weekend!