Staff Confidence Pool (No Spread) Week 16

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

James Brimacombe gambled on a couple of games and it worked to perfection this week. He was the only staffer to pick the Eagles to update the Rams, and he also picked up ground by taking Cleveland over Denver and Tennessee over the Giants, to score a weekly high 102 confidence points. He narrowly edged out Wimer who had some strong 'contrarian' plays by taking the Chargers over KC and the Steelers over New England with his top two picks. Well done to both of them.

Road Team
LAC
HOU
CLE
WAS
OAK
ARI
TEN
MIA
DAL
GB
TB
DET
SEA
NE
PHI
NO
Home Team
KC
NYJ
DEN
JAC
CIN
ATL
NYG
MIN
IND
CHI
BAL
BUF
SF
PIT
LAR
CAR
Staffer
The Picks
MNF
Total
Brimacombe
LAC
HOU
CLE
JAC
CIN
ATL
TEN
MIA
IND
GB
BAL
BUF
SEA
PIT
PHI
NO
50
102
5
12
6
13
7
11
8
4
10
2
14
9
15
3
1
16
Wimer
LAC
HOU
DEN
JAC
OAK
ATL
NYG
MIN
IND
CHI
BAL
BUF
SEA
PIT
LAR
NO
70
100
16
8
7
6
13
9
5
10
14
11
4
12
3
15
2
1
Knotts
LAC
HOU
CLE
JAC
CIN
ATL
NYG
MIN
DAL
CHI
BAL
BUF
SEA
NE
LAR
NO
46
99
7
16
6
4
5
15
8
14
1
13
12
2
11
3
10
9
Pasquino
LAC
HOU
DEN
JAC
CIN
ATL
TEN
MIN
IND
CHI
BAL
BUF
SEA
NE
LAR
NO
51
88
4
9
8
14
10
13
5
12
2
11
15
1
7
3
16
6
Larkin
KC
HOU
CLE
JAC
CIN
ATL
TEN
MIN
IND
CHI
BAL
BUF
SEA
NE
LAR
CAR
51
84
11
9
6
14
12
13
5
10
2
4
16
7
8
3
15
1
Tuccitto
KC
HOU
DEN
JAC
CIN
ATL
TEN
MIN
IND
CHI
BAL
DET
SEA
PIT
LAR
NO
49
83
9
5
7
8
10
13
3
12
1
15
14
2
11
4
16
6
Hicks
LAC
HOU
CLE
JAC
CIN
ATL
NYG
MIN
DAL
CHI
BAL
BUF
SEA
PIT
LAR
NO
47
82
1
4
7
16
2
3
11
14
5
12
15
6
13
8
9
10
Grant
KC
HOU
DEN
JAC
OAK
ATL
TEN
MIN
DAL
CHI
BAL
DET
SEA
NE
LAR
NO
49
75
7
10
2
11
3
14
4
16
5
6
13
1
9
15
8
12
Bitonti
KC
HOU
DEN
JAC
CIN
ATL
NYG
MIN
DAL
CHI
BAL
BUF
SEA
NE
LAR
NO
53
74
8
12
2
11
10
16
3
5
6
9
14
1
15
4
13
7
Settle
KC
HOU
DEN
JAC
CIN
ATL
NYG
MIN
DAL
CHI
BAL
BUF
SEA
NE
LAR
NO
48
74
9
12
10
11
8
7
1
13
6
14
15
3
5
4
16
2
Roberts
KC
HOU
CLE
JAC
OAK
ATL
TEN
MIN
DAL
CHI
BAL
BUF
SEA
NE
LAR
CAR
49
72
9
14
3
11
2
13
8
7
6
10
12
5
15
4
16
1
Heiser
KC
HOU
CLE
JAC
OAK
ATL
NYG
MIN
IND
CHI
BAL
BUF
SEA
PIT
LAR
NO
56
72
16
15
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
4
3
2
1
14
5
Miglio
KC
HOU
DEN
JAC
CIN
ATL
NYG
MIN
IND
CHI
BAL
BUF
SEA
PIT
LAR
CAR
53
70
14
15
12
8
5
10
6
11
2
7
13
4
9
3
16
1
Garda
KC
HOU
DEN
JAC
CIN
ATL
NYG
MIN
DAL
CHI
BAL
DET
SEA
NE
LAR
NO
60
70
5
6
8
2
9
10
4
11
12
7
14
1
15
3
16
13
Haseley
KC
HOU
DEN
JAC
CIN
ATL
NYG
MIN
DAL
CHI
BAL
BUF
SEA
NE
LAR
NO
50
67
12
11
14
9
6
13
2
7
4
5
8
1
10
3
15
16
Away
LAC
HOU
CLE
WAS
OAK
ARI
TEN
MIA
DAL
GB
TB
DET
SEA
NE
PHI
NO
Total Pts
33
158
41
0
29
0
33
4
45
2
0
4
148
42
1
103
Home
KC
NYJ
DEN
JAC
CIN
ATL
NYG
MIN
IND
CHI
BAL
BUF
SF
PIT
LAR
CAR
Total Pts
100
0
70
150
84
170
49
150
38
130
183
54
0
34
182
3
Tot Conf Pts
133
158
111
150
113
170
82
154
83
132
183
58
148
76
183
106

Losses by the Chiefs, Jaguars, Seahawks, and Rams took down 580 total confidence points last week. As the season draws to a close, games like this will have a greater impact on the final outcome.

OVERALL RANKINGS

Brimacombe's big win this week brings him to within 10 points of the overall leader Larkin. Tuccitto and Pasquino remain in the hunt but are fading fast with only two weeks to go.

Staff Member
Wk01
Wk02
Wk03
Wk04
Wk05
Wk06
Wk07
Wk08
Wk09
Wk10
Wk11
Wk12
Wk13
Wk14
Wk15
Wk16
Wk17
Total
Larkin
88
80
84
85
98
106
72
97
73
64
45
110
92
81
84
1259
Brimacombe
81
97
75
80
98
91
85
88
75
67
46
97
86
82
102
1250
Pasquino
89
83
59
77
86
85
91
96
77
74
47
114
83
82
88
1231
Tuccitto
80
91
76
95
78
104
61
98
64
68
55
100
92
83
83
1228
Roberts
77
73
63
98
94
89
83
99
76
63
43
104
80
87
72
1201
Haseley
84
79
74
86
79
93
84
96
59
67
58
107
89
76
67
1198
Miglio
79
88
64
90
92
94
76
93
67
73
51
97
84
75
70
1193
Knotts
87
81
68
79
75
95
80
86
72
60
34
103
81
78
99
1178
Grant
83
70
54
81
90
85
80
95
72
73
51
92
90
72
75
1163
Bitonti
65
75
69
78
90
78
82
91
69
68
50
97
89
83
74
1158
Heiser
68
96
71
75
73
80
88
93
72
69
49
95
80
76
72
1157
Hicks
87
75
62
78
93
92
62
89
60
83
32
92
97
63
82
1147
Garda
85
53
70
71
89
89
89
93
75
71
40
86
79
85
70
1145
Settle
89
44
63
82
66
99
95
95
82
65
37
95
82
62
74
1130
Wimer
74
78
62
72
72
74
49
85
60
89
33
109
71
42
100
1070

THIS WEEK'S PICKS

Here are the picks for this week.

Road Team
WAS
BAL
JAC
NYG
ATL
BUF
HOU
GB
CIN
TB
MIN
CHI
LAR
PIT
KC
DEN
Home Team
TEN
LAC
MIA
IND
CAR
NE
PHI
NYJ
CLE
DAL
DET
SF
ARI
NO
SEA
OAK
Staffer
The Picks
MNF
Miglio
TEN
LAC
MIA
IND
CAR
NE
PHI
NYJ
CLE
DAL
MIN
CHI
LAR
NO
SEA
OAK
44
15
10
13
16
8
14
7
6
5
9
4
11
12
2
3
1
Garda
TEN
LAC
MIA
IND
ATL
NE
HOU
GB
CLE
DAL
MIN
CHI
LAR
NO
KC
DEN
40
11
13
10
12
8
16
7
9
4
3
6
15
14
2
5
1
Hicks
TEN
BAL
MIA
IND
CAR
NE
PHI
NYJ
CLE
DAL
MIN
CHI
LAR
NO
SEA
DEN
35
16
1
2
10
3
9
8
4
12
15
11
7
14
6
5
13
Heiser
TEN
LAC
MIA
IND
ATL
NE
HOU
NYJ
CLE
DAL
MIN
CHI
LAR
NO
KC
OAK
44
16
15
13
12
11
10
9
2
8
6
5
14
4
3
7
1
Tuccitto
TEN
LAC
MIA
IND
CAR
NE
PHI
GB
CLE
DAL
MIN
CHI
LAR
NO
KC
DEN
49
14
4
6
16
3
10
7
5
12
8
2
13
9
15
1
11
Larkin
TEN
LAC
MIA
IND
ATL
NE
PHI
GB
CLE
DAL
MIN
CHI
LAR
NO
KC
DEN
42
12
10
9
14
6
16
7
5
8
11
4
3
15
13
2
1
Knotts
TEN
LAC
MIA
IND
ATL
NE
PHI
GB
CLE
DAL
MIN
CHI
LAR
NO
KC
DEN
46
4
16
6
13
8
15
7
5
14
12
9
11
10
3
2
1
Brimacombe
TEN
LAC
MIA
IND
ATL
NE
PHI
GB
CLE
DAL
DET
CHI
LAR
PIT
KC
DEN
43
16
9
3
14
4
13
10
5
15
11
1
8
12
2
7
6
Haseley
TEN
LAC
MIA
IND
ATL
NE
HOU
GB
CLE
DAL
MIN
CHI
LAR
PIT
KC
DEN
43
14
9
7
12
6
11
5
4
10
13
3
16
15
2
8
1
Pasquino
TEN
BAL
MIA
IND
CAR
NE
HOU
GB
CLE
DAL
MIN
CHI
LAR
NO
SEA
DEN
47
13
15
6
11
1
12
16
2
7
10
9
8
14
4
5
3
Roberts
TEN
LAC
MIA
IND
CAR
NE
HOU
NYJ
CLE
DAL
MIN
CHI
LAR
PIT
KC
OAK
44
14
10
11
13
6
12
4
2
9
8
7
15
16
1
5
3
Wimer
TEN
LAC
MIA
IND
ATL
NE
HOU
NYJ
CLE
DAL
MIN
CHI
LAR
NO
KC
DEN
42
8
12
7
6
16
15
5
11
4
14
10
9
13
3
2
1
Bitonti
TEN
LAC
MIA
IND
ATL
NE
PHI
NYJ
CLE
DAL
MIN
CHI
LAR
PIT
SEA
DEN
55
14
12
10
13
4
9
5
2
16
8
15
11
7
1
3
6
Settle
TEN
LAC
MIA
IND
CAR
NE
PHI
GB
CLE
DAL
MIN
CHI
LAR
NO
KC
DEN
42
7
2
5
6
4
16
1
8
3
9
13
14
15
10
11
12
Grant
TEN
LAC
MIA
IND
CAR
NE
HOU
GB
CLE
DAL
MIN
CHI
LAR
NO
SEA
DEN
43
12
9
2
14
1
15
3
6
4
11
7
13
16
10
5
8
Away
WAS
BAL
JAC
NYG
ATL
BUF
HOU
GB
CIN
TB
MIN
CHI
LAR
PIT
KC
DEN
Total Pts
0
16
0
0
63
0
49
49
0
0
105
168
186
6
50
64
Home
TEN
LAC
MIA
IND
CAR
NE
PHI
NYJ
CLE
DAL
DET
SF
ARI
NO
SEA
OAK
Total Pts
186
131
110
182
26
193
52
27
131
148
1
0
0
71
21
5
Tot Conf Pts
186
147
110
182
89
193
101
76
131
148
106
168
186
77
71
69

HEAVY FAVORITES

It's a big week for favorites at Tennessee, Miami, Indianapolis, New England, Cleveland, Dallas, Chicago, and the LA Rams were all unanimous choices by the staff this week. Minnesota, New Orleans, and Denver are also heavy favorites for their respective contests.

DUAL SUPPORT

Houston at Philadelphia is the closest game to call this week, with both teams receiving about 50 total confidence points. Atlanta and Green Bay were the favorites in their contests, but the Jets and Panthers also had some support as well. The KC-Seattle game had the lowest total confidence points of the week with just 71, but KC was the clear favorite 50-21.

Good luck this weekend!