Staff Confidence Pool (No Spread) Week 10

Weekly Staff Confidence Pool (No Spread)

We are proud to bring you the return of the Footballguys.com Staff Confidence Pool Challenge. 22 Staff members will pick the winner of each NFL game, and rank each choice from most confident (16 points) to least (1 point). As a tie-breaker, the person who is closest to the total points scored on the last Monday Night game will be the winner. Winners will be announced from week to week and the best overall record will be crowned Confidence pool Champion. Picks and ranks are due on Wednesday, so any late-breaking news may not be reflected in the choices. Also please note that no point spread is taken into account with these picks – it is a straight up pick of which NFL team will win this week. See the other confidence pools for picks against the spread (ATS) or Survivor / Eliminator style.

WEEK 9 RESULTS

This week, with six NFL teams on a bye, the best possible score was only 91 points. So a couple mistakes can really depress the standings. Alex Miglio found himself at the top of this week's board with just 63 confidence points. Of the 13 possible contests this week, Alex got 8 correct, and only lost minimal points on his rough Sunday and Monday NIght. Larkin finished second, and he also had 8 correct picks. Hasley finished 3rd with 9 correct picks, but he lost a lot of confidence points backing Atlanta, Denver and New Orleans. Overall, it was a pretty rough week for everyone. 

Staffer CLE TEN MIA WAS JAX OAK STL GB NYG ATL DEN PHI CHI TOT
  CIN NO BUF NE NYJ PIT MIN CAR TB SF IND DAL SD Pts
Miglio CIN NO BUF NE NYJ PIT MIN CAR NYG ATL DEN DAL SD 63
  12 11 10 13 9 8 7 1 3 6 5 2 4  
Larkin CIN NO BUF NE NYJ PIT MIN GB TB ATL DEN DAL CHI 60
  13 11 10 12 9 8 7 4 2 6 5 3 1  
Haseley CIN NO BUF NE NYJ PIT MIN CAR NYG ATL DEN PHI SD 59
  12 8 7 13 10 6 5 3 2 11 9 1 4  
Brimacombe CIN NO BUF NE NYJ PIT MIN GB NYG ATL DEN PHI SD 57
  13 12 1 11 10 9 2 3 4 8 5 7 6  
Lee CIN NO BUF NE NYJ PIT STL CAR NYG ATL DEN DAL SD 56
  12 11 6 13 10 9 3 4 2 7 8 1 5  
Bitonti CIN NO BUF NE NYJ PIT MIN GB NYG ATL DEN PHI SD 56
  11 12 6 13 9 2 3 8 7 10 4 5 1  
Tuccitto CIN NO BUF NE NYJ PIT MIN GB NYG ATL DEN PHI SD 55
  12 11 3 13 9 7 1 2 6 10 8 4 5  
Rudnicki CIN NO BUF NE NYJ PIT MIN GB NYG ATL DEN PHI SD 53
  11 12 5 13 8 7 6 3 2 10 9 1 4  
Wimer CIN NO BUF NE NYJ PIT STL CAR NYG ATL DEN PHI CHI 52
  8 12 7 11 6 5 4 3 9 13 10 2 1  
Buzzard CIN NO BUF NE NYJ PIT MIN GB NYG ATL DEN PHI SD 52
  12 9 5 13 8 6 1 2 3 11 10 4 7  
Heiser CIN NO BUF NE NYJ OAK STL CAR NYG ATL DEN PHI CHI 51
  12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 13 3 2 1  
Tremblay CIN NO BUF NE NYJ PIT STL CAR TB ATL DEN DAL SD 50
  12 1 5 13 9 4 6 7 8 11 10 2 3  
Feery CIN NO BUF NE NYJ OAK STL CAR NYG ATL DEN DAL CHI 50
  11 12 8 13 7 5 4 6 2 10 9 1 3  
Grant CIN NO BUF NE NYJ PIT MIN GB TB ATL DEN DAL SD 49
  12 11 6 13 10 5 3 4 1 9 8 2 7  
Garda CIN NO MIA NE NYJ OAK MIN GB NYG ATL DEN PHI SD 48
  13 12 1 11 8 2 3 7 9 5 10 4 6  
Hicks CIN NO BUF NE NYJ PIT MIN GB NYG ATL DEN PHI SD 48
  13 12 1 11 2 3 4 5 6 10 9 8 7  
Pasquino CIN NO MIA NE JAX PIT STL CAR TB ATL DEN PHI CHI 46
  11 9 3 13 1 5 6 7 4 12 10 8 2  
Gray CIN NO BUF NE JAX PIT MIN GB TB ATL DEN DAL SD 41
  11 10 4 13 1 6 7 5 3 9 12 2 8  
Howe CIN NO MIA NE NYJ OAK MIN CAR TB ATL DEN DAL SD 41
  11 10 4 13 8 5 6 3 7 12 9 2 1  
Holloway CIN NO MIA NE JAX OAK STL CAR NYG ATL DEN PHI SD 40
  11 12 5 13 1 2 4 3 7 9 8 6 10  
Wood CIN NO MIA NE JAX OAK MIN GB NYG ATL DEN PHI CHI 39
  12 13 5 11 4 3 2 9 7 10 8 6 1  
Hindery CIN NO MIA NE JAX OAK STL GB TB ATL DEN PHI CHI 33
  12 11 6 13 4 3 5 8 2 9 10 7 1  
Away CLE TEN MIA WAS JAX OAK STL GB NYG ATL DEN PHI CHI  
Total Pts 0 0 24 0 11 27 38 60 73 211 179 65 10  
Home CIN NO BUF NE NYJ PIT MIN CAR TB SF IND DAL SD  
Total Pts 257 233 94 271 140 90 57 42 27 0 0 15 78  

Everyone on the board missed New Orleans, Atlanta and Denver this week. These were 3 of the top 5 most confident games which really goes to show you just how hard this is. After 8 games, you might expect that if all 22 staffers pick a team to win, they have a pretty strong chance of doing it. Not last week... 

OVERALL RANKINGS

Tuccitto and Bitonti both finished in the mid 50's this week, giving Larkin a chance to climb back into contention with his 60 point point performance. Howe took a big tumble from second place all the way down to 6th with his 41 point performance. The top 3 teams are separated by less than 10 points. It's anybody's game at this point. 

Staffer W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 Total
Tuccitto 100 54 117 89 88 66 81 84 55                 734
Bitonti 98 52 125 76 79 76 74 91 56                 727
Larkin 111 50 120 89 74 75 68 79 60                 726
Buzzard 100 45 114 96 75 72 81 85 52                 720
Miglio 85 51 121 87 81 74 72 86 63                 720
Howe 109 42 112 92 84 66 91 81 41                 718
Grant 106 51 117 88 76 68 72 88 49                 715
Wood 99 60 125 91 80 85 75 60 39                 714
Rudnicki 93 33 130 88 85 73 75 82 53                 712
Gray 88 46 128 83 70 82 79 83 41                 700
Haseley 101 49 117 87 83 64 72 63 59                 695
Garda 92 50 120 97 78 73 61 72 48                 691
Holloway 90 45 124 88 75 76 68 78 40                 684
Hindery 94 48 115 93 74 65 83 78 33                 683
Hicks 82 50 135 78 71 66 83 70 48                 683
Tremblay 92 95 80 78 75 49 70 88 50                 677
Lee 96 39 101 96 82 71 63 72 56                 676
Pasquino 87 44 124 82 76 65 77 69 46                 670
Feery 81 43 114 95 89 51 70 71 50                 664
Wimer 86 42 95 89 79 68 79 68 52                 658
Brimacombe 81 40 117 72 72 74 71 64 57                 648
Heiser 72 18 98 93 70 65 64 82 51                 613

THIS WEEK'S PICKS

Here are the picks for this week.

Staffer BUF JAX MIA CLE CAR CHI DAL NO DET MIN KC NE ARI HOU MNF
  NYJ BAL PHI PIT TEN STL TB WAS GB OAK DEN NYG SEA CIN TOT
Rudnicki BUF BAL PHI PIT CAR STL TB NO GB OAK DEN NE SEA CIN 46
  2 9 8 4 11 5 1 7 14 3 12 10 6 13  
Miglio NYJ BAL PHI PIT CAR STL TB WAS GB OAK DEN NE SEA CIN 44
  9 8 7 6 10 5 2 1 14 4 13 12 3 11  
Garda NYJ BAL PHI PIT CAR STL TB NO GB OAK DEN NE ARI CIN 40
  9 2 8 7 12 5 4 6 13 1 11 10 3 14  
Hicks BUF BAL MIA PIT CAR STL TB WAS GB OAK DEN NE SEA CIN 48
  1 14 2 6 13 12 3 4 11 5 10 9 8 7  
Heiser NYJ JAX PHI PIT CAR CHI TB NO GB OAK DEN NYG ARI CIN 56
  12 11 10 9 14 8 7 6 13 5 4 3 2 1  
Feery NYJ BAL MIA PIT CAR STL DAL NO GB OAK DEN NE ARI CIN 41
  10 3 1 9 11 8 2 7 14 5 12 6 4 13  
Gray NYJ BAL PHI PIT CAR STL DAL NO GB OAK DEN NE SEA CIN 49
  6 5 8 7 11 9 1 2 13 4 12 10 3 14  
Hindery NYJ BAL MIA PIT CAR STL DAL NO GB OAK DEN NE SEA CIN 45
  4 9 3 7 8 11 2 1 13 5 12 10 6 14  
Tuccitto NYJ BAL PHI PIT CAR STL DAL NO GB OAK DEN NE ARI CIN 49
  2 7 8 6 12 9 3 1 14 5 10 11 4 13  
Larkin NYJ BAL PHI PIT CAR CHI TB WAS GB MIN DEN NE ARI CIN 52
  9 11 7 10 6 4 5 1 14 2 12 8 3 13  
Brimacombe NYJ BAL PHI PIT CAR STL TB NO GB OAK DEN NE SEA CIN 57
  6 7 5 4 14 8 3 2 13 1 9 10 11 12  
Wood NYJ JAX PHI PIT CAR CHI TB NO GB OAK DEN NE ARI CIN 48
  6 1 9 5 11 2 3 8 12 4 13 10 7 14  
Haseley NYJ BAL PHI PIT CAR STL DAL WAS GB MIN DEN NE SEA CIN 46
  7 9 8 6 11 3 2 1 13 4 10 12 5 14  
Pasquino NYJ JAX PHI PIT CAR STL TB NO GB OAK DEN NE SEA CIN 54
  8 14 4 6 10 9 2 5 11 3 7 12 1 13  
Lee NYJ BAL PHI PIT CAR STL TB NO GB OAK DEN NE ARI CIN 42
  6 3 4 10 12 8 2 7 14 5 9 11 1 13  
Howe BUF BAL PHI PIT CAR STL TB WAS GB OAK DEN NE SEA CIN 47
  2 5 6 8 12 10 3 1 13 7 9 14 4 11  
Wimer NYJ JAX PHI PIT CAR STL DAL NO GB OAK DEN NE ARI CIN 52
  7 6 5 4 3 2 1 10 12 13 8 9 11 14  
Bitonti NYJ BAL PHI PIT CAR STL DAL NO GB OAK DEN NE SEA CIN 46
  1 8 10 6 5 7 2 9 12 4 13 11 3 14  
Tremblay NYJ JAX PHI PIT CAR STL TB NO GB OAK DEN NE ARI CIN 44
  2 3 4 14 7 12 8 1 10 5 11 9 6 13  
Holloway NYJ BAL PHI PIT CAR STL DAL NO GB OAK DEN NE ARI CIN 39
  3 2 8 9 12 5 4 10 13 6 11 7 1 14  
Buzzard NYJ BAL PHI PIT CAR STL TB NO GB OAK DEN NE SEA CIN 44
  4 9 10 6 7 11 1 3 14 5 8 12 2 13  
Grant NYJ BAL PHI PIT CAR STL DAL NO GB OAK DEN NE SEA CIN 46
  3 7 9 4 12 8 1 6 11 5 10 13 2 14  
Away BUF JAX MIA CLE CAR CHI DAL NO DET MIN KC NE ARI HOU  
Total Pts 5 35 6 0 224 14 18 91 0 6 0 216 42 0  
Home NYJ BAL PHI PIT TEN STL TB WAS GB OAK DEN NYG SEA CIN  
Total Pts 114 118 138 153 0 147 44 8 281 95 226 3 54 272  

HEAVY FAVORITES

Pittsburgh, Carolina, Green Bay, Denver and Cinci were all unaminous selections by the boad this week. New England was also a strong selection this week, although one staffer did pick the Giants to upset them. The Jets tonight and Philadelphia on Sunday are also heavily backed favorites this week. 

DUAL SUPPORT

Dallas against Tampa Bay was the toughest game to call this week. With only 62 total confidence points on the contest, it's clear that neither of the teams is strongly backed. Arizona at Seattle also looks to be a tough call this week, with the Seahawks having a slight edge in confidence points for playing at home. 

ODDS AND ENDS

We are back to only four teams on a bye this week, moving the maximum total back to 105 points. Next week will be the last of the NFL bye weeks, and then it will be a sprint to the finish. 

Good luck this weekend!