Staff Confidence Pool (No Spread) Week 3 - Footballguys

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

Looking to dominate your office pool this season? Fifteen 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 will 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

Even though he missed the Monday night game by picking Seattle over Chicago, James Brimacombe hung on to win this week's contest. Bear Heiser was able to submit his picks before the Thursday game started, and he narrowly missed winning this week. Both guys only missed 6 games last week, but Brimacombe allocated his confidence points just a little better than Heiser to bring home the win. Danny Tuccitto and Alex Miglio also only missed six games, but their confidence point allocation landed them in the 3rd and 4th slot.

Staffer
BAL
HOU
KC
PHI
LAC
CAR
IND
CLE
MIN
MIA
DET
ARI
OAK
NE
NYG
SEA
MNF
TOT
CIN
TEN
PIT
TB
BUF
ATL
WAS
NO
GB
NYJ
SF
LAR
DEN
JAC
DAL
CHI
TOT
PTS
Brimacombe
CIN
HOU
PIT
PHI
LAC
ATL
IND
NO
MIN
MIA
SF
LAR
DEN
JAC
NYG
SEA
44
97
8
1
9
13
16
10
4
15
7
2
11
14
12
5
6
3
Heiser
CIN
HOU
KC
TB
LAC
ATL
WAS
NO
MIN
NYJ
SF
LAR
DEN
NE
NYG
CHI
48
96
16
14
12
11
10
9
8
15
7
6
5
13
4
3
2
1
Tuccitto
CIN
HOU
KC
TB
LAC
CAR
IND
NO
MIN
NYJ
SF
LAR
DEN
JAC
NYG
SEA
49
91
8
11
1
4
14
3
2
15
9
10
12
16
13
6
7
5
Miglio
CIN
TEN
PIT
PHI
LAC
ATL
WAS
NO
GB
NYJ
SF
LAR
DEN
JAC
DAL
CHI
47
88
4
2
8
14
13
7
11
12
6
9
15
16
10
1
3
5
Pasquino
BAL
HOU
KC
PHI
LAC
ATL
WAS
NO
MIN
NYJ
SF
LAR
DEN
NE
NYG
CHI
45
83
11
12
6
7
10
8
9
15
4
5
14
16
13
3
2
1
Knotts
CIN
HOU
PIT
PHI
LAC
ATL
WAS
NO
MIN
NYJ
SF
LAR
DEN
NE
NYG
SEA
44
81
1
8
2
9
12
10
11
14
7
6
16
15
13
3
4
5
Larkin
BAL
HOU
PIT
PHI
LAC
ATL
WAS
NO
MIN
NYJ
SF
LAR
DEN
NE
DAL
SEA
46
80
5
9
6
4
14
12
13
15
3
8
11
16
10
7
2
1
Haseley
CIN
TEN
PIT
PHI
LAC
CAR
WAS
NO
MIN
NYJ
SF
LAR
DEN
NE
DAL
SEA
41
79
9
14
13
10
15
3
6
12
5
11
7
16
2
8
4
1
Wimer
BAL
HOU
PIT
PHI
LAC
ATL
WAS
NO
GB
NYJ
SF
LAR
DEN
JAC
NYG
CHI
35
78
7
14
6
13
12
5
4
11
10
3
9
16
2
8
1
15
Bitonti
BAL
HOU
PIT
PHI
LAC
ATL
WAS
NO
MIN
NYJ
SF
LAR
DEN
NE
NYG
CHI
61
75
3
14
1
13
12
11
9
10
2
8
7
16
15
6
5
4
Hicks
CIN
HOU
KC
PHI
LAC
ATL
WAS
CLE
MIN
NYJ
SF
LAR
OAK
JAC
DAL
SEA
41
75
1
9
2
8
15
10
11
5
12
6
13
16
3
14
4
7
Roberts
BAL
HOU
PIT
TB
LAC
CAR
WAS
NO
MIN
NYJ
SF
LAR
DEN
NE
NYG
CHI
48
73
9
11
3
1
16
5
12
14
4
10
13
15
6
7
2
8
Grant
BAL
HOU
PIT
PHI
LAC
ATL
WAS
NO
MIN
MIA
SF
LAR
DEN
NE
DAL
SEA
45
70
2
12
8
13
11
10
15
14
6
1
4
16
9
7
5
3
Garda
BAL
HOU
PIT
PHI
LAC
CAR
WAS
NO
MIN
NYJ
SF
LAR
DEN
NE
NYG
CHI
45
53
14
13
12
11
15
10
9
8
6
5
7
16
3
2
1
4
Settle
BAL
HOU
KC
PHI
LAC
CAR
WAS
NO
MIN
NYJ
SF
LAR
DEN
NE
NYG
SEA
48
44
10
2
16
6
1
14
5
3
9
13
12
4
8
11
15
7
Away
BAL
HOU
KC
PHI
LAC
CAR
IND
CLE
MIN
MIA
DET
ARI
OAK
NE
NYG
SEA
Total Pts
61
130
37
121
186
35
6
5
81
3
0
0
3
57
45
32
Home
CIN
TEN
PIT
TB
BUF
ATL
WAS
NO
GB
NYJ
SF
LAR
DEN
JAC
DAL
CHI
Total Pts
47
16
68
16
0
92
123
173
16
100
156
221
120
34
18
38
Tot Conf Pts
108
146
105
137
186
127
129
178
97
103
156
221
123
91
63
70

Another week of pretty major upsets - starting with the Thursday night game. The Ravens were not a heavy favorite, but their loss to the Bengals cost the board more points than they earned. Houston, Philadelphia, Washington and the Jets were all heavy favorites, costing the weekly board over 100 points each with their losses. As with last week, the Minnesota - Green Bay game ended in a tie, meaning no one received confidence points for that game.

OVERALL RANKINGS

And just like that, last year's champion is back on top. While a six-point lead is nothing to get excited about just yet, those who followed us last year know that Brimacombe took over last year's board in Week 6 and never looked back. He's starting early this season!

Staffer
Wk01
Wk02
Wk03
Wk04
Wk05
Wk06
Wk07
Wk08
Wk09
Wk10
Wk11
Wk12
Wk13
Wk14
Wk15
Wk16
Wk17
Total
Brimacombe
81
97
178
Pasquino
89
83
172
Tuccitto
80
91
171
Larkin
88
80
168
Knotts
87
81
168
Miglio
79
88
167
Heiser
68
96
164
Haseley
84
79
163
Hicks
87
75
162
Grant
83
70
153
Wimer
74
78
152
Roberts
77
73
150
Bitonti
65
75
140
Garda
85
53
138
Settle
89
44
133

THIS WEEK'S PICKS

Here are the picks for this week.

Staffer
NYJ
SF
DEN
NYG
OAK
GB
IND
CIN
TEN
NO
BUF
LAC
DAL
CHI
NE
PIT
MNF
CLE
KC
BAL
HOU
MIA
WAS
PHI
CAR
JAC
ATL
MIN
LAR
SEA
ARI
DET
TB
TOT
Miglio
CLE
KC
BAL
HOU
MIA
GB
PHI
CAR
JAC
ATL
MIN
LAR
SEA
CHI
NE
TB
56
7
15
3
11
8
9
10
2
14
5
16
12
1
6
13
4
Garda
NYJ
KC
BAL
HOU
MIA
GB
PHI
CAR
JAC
ATL
MIN
LAR
SEA
CHI
NE
PIT
55
1
14
8
9
7
11
6
5
13
4
16
10
2
15
12
3
Hicks
CLE
KC
BAL
HOU
OAK
GB
PHI
CIN
JAC
ATL
MIN
LAR
DAL
CHI
NE
TB
59
12
11
13
10
9
1
8
3
15
2
16
14
5
4
6
7
Heiser
CLE
KC
BAL
HOU
MIA
GB
PHI
CIN
JAC
ATL
MIN
LAR
SEA
CHI
NE
TB
58
14
15
13
12
11
10
9
7
6
5
16
4
3
2
8
1
Tuccitto
NYJ
KC
BAL
NYG
MIA
WAS
PHI
CIN
JAC
ATL
MIN
LAR
DAL
CHI
NE
TB
49
2
14
9
3
12
4
16
1
13
11
15
8
5
10
7
6
Larkin
CLE
KC
BAL
NYG
MIA
GB
PHI
CAR
JAC
ATL
MIN
LAR
SEA
CHI
NE
PIT
53
6
10
9
2
8
7
14
5
15
3
16
4
13
12
11
1
Knotts
n/a
Brimacombe
CLE
KC
BAL
HOU
MIA
GB
PHI
CAR
JAC
ATL
MIN
LAR
SEA
CHI
NE
PIT
53
3
4
12
13
5
2
11
10
14
9
16
8
6
15
7
1
Haseley
NYJ
KC
BAL
HOU
MIA
GB
PHI
CAR
JAC
ATL
MIN
LAR
SEA
CHI
NE
TB
55
1
12
10
2
3
4
11
8
13
7
15
16
5
9
14
6
Pasquino
CLE
KC
BAL
HOU
OAK
GB
PHI
CIN
JAC
ATL
MIN
LAR
SEA
CHI
NE
TB
54
7
13
1
14
4
10
12
3
15
5
16
11
6
9
8
2
Roberts
CLE
KC
BAL
HOU
MIA
GB
PHI
CIN
JAC
ATL
MIN
LAR
DAL
CHI
NE
TB
58
4
11
5
10
7
8
14
1
15
3
16
9
6
13
12
2
Wimer
CLE
KC
BAL
HOU
OAK
GB
PHI
CIN
JAC
NO
MIN
LAR
DAL
CHI
DET
TB
77
6
9
5
4
3
8
2
16
14
1
12
13
7
11
15
10
Bitonti
CLE
KC
BAL
HOU
MIA
GB
PHI
CIN
JAC
ATL
MIN
LAR
SEA
CHI
NE
TB
56
11
10
9
8
7
6
2
1
16
4
15
14
3
13
12
5
Settle
CLE
KC
DEN
HOU
MIA
GB
PHI
CAR
JAC
ATL
MIN
LAR
SEA
CHI
NE
TB
70
4
11
6
7
3
12
13
10
15
2
16
9
5
8
14
1
Grant
CLE
KC
BAL
HOU
MIA
GB
PHI
CIN
JAC
ATL
MIN
LAR
DAL
CHI
NE
TB
54
2
14
8
9
7
10
12
6
13
4
16
11
1
3
15
5
Away
NYJ
SF
DEN
NYG
OAK
GB
IND
CIN
TEN
NO
BUF
LAC
DAL
CHI
NE
PIT
Total Pts
4
0
6
5
16
98
0
38
0
1
0
0
24
130
139
5
Home
CLE
KC
BAL
HOU
MIA
WAS
PHI
CAR
JAC
ATL
MIN
LAR
SEA
ARI
DET
TB
Total Pts
76
163
105
109
78
4
140
40
191
64
217
143
44
0
15
49
Tot Conf Pts
80
163
111
114
94
102
140
78
191
65
217
143
68
130
154
54

HEAVY FAVORITES

If you're looking for favorite picks, this is a big week for you. The Chiefs, Eagles, Jaguars, Vikings, Rams, and Bears are all unanimous picks to win this week. All of them have over 100 confidence points each as well, making them key games to watch as to who can take the top spot. Cleveland is a strong favorite tonight, as is Baltimore, Houston, Green Bay, Atlanta and Tampa Bay. All of them are received a significantly larger amount of confidence points than their opponents. Yes - you saw that - the Browns are a heavy favorite to win tonight.

DUAL SUPPORT

While the Monday night game between Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh received the fewest overall confidence points, the Bucs are expected to win that game pretty easily. Same with Atlanta having 64 of the 65 total confidence points on their contest. Seattle is also a pretty strong home favorite, but Dallas has their share of support as well. The toughest game to call this week looks like the Panthers vs. the Bengals. The home team has just two more points than the visitor and there are only 78 total confidence points on the game.

ODDS AND ENDS

Devin Knotts missed the cut-off before this article needed to be submitted so his picks will be included in the results next week.

Good luck this weekend!