Staff Confidence Pool (No Spread) Week 7

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 6 RESULTS

Jason Wood was able to extend his lead on the overall board with a big win last week. Jason missed give games, but had minimal points on all of them, and was one of only two staffers to pick the Panthers to upset Seattle at home. Clayton Gray finished second, despite having 10 correct picks. Matt Bitonti also had 10 correct picks, but finished six points behind Clayton due to more confidence points lost. 

Staffer ATL ARI WAS CHI CIN HOU DEN KC MIA CAR SD BAL NE NYG TOT
  NO PIT NYJ DET BUF JAX CLE MIN TEN SEA GB SF IND PHI Pts
Wood ATL ARI NYJ CHI CIN JAX DEN MIN MIA CAR GB BAL NE PHI 85
  1 9 14 5 13 3 12 8 4 7 10 2 11 6  
Gray ATL ARI NYJ DET CIN JAX DEN MIN MIA SEA GB SF NE PHI 82
  7 8 12 3 9 2 10 11 1 6 14 4 13 5  
Bitonti ATL ARI NYJ CHI CIN HOU DEN MIN MIA SEA GB SF NE PHI 76
  7 11 12 2 8 3 10 6 1 9 14 4 13 5  
Holloway ATL ARI NYJ DET CIN JAX DEN MIN MIA SEA GB BAL NE PHI 76
  7 6 9 5 8 2 12 10 1 11 13 3 14 4  
Larkin NO ARI NYJ DET CIN JAX DEN MIN TEN SEA GB BAL NE NYG 75
  6 9 12 2 13 8 7 10 5 4 14 3 11 1  
Brimacombe ATL PIT NYJ DET BUF JAX DEN MIN MIA SEA GB SF NE PHI 74
  9 1 2 3 4 5 8 7 6 13 14 12 11 10  
Miglio NO ARI NYJ DET BUF JAX DEN MIN MIA SEA GB BAL NE PHI 74
  4 12 11 9 3 8 10 7 1 6 13 2 14 5  
Rudnicki ATL ARI NYJ DET CIN JAX DEN MIN MIA SEA GB BAL NE PHI 73
  6 7 9 3 8 2 10 11 4 12 14 5 13 1  
Garda ATL ARI NYJ CHI CIN HOU DEN MIN TEN CAR GB BAL NE PHI 73
  13 9 7 5 12 8 11 2 1 6 14 4 10 3  
Buzzard ATL ARI NYJ DET CIN JAX DEN MIN TEN SEA GB BAL NE PHI 72
  6 7 11 5 2 1 10 8 4 12 14 3 13 9  
Lee ATL ARI NYJ CHI CIN HOU DEN MIN TEN SEA GB BAL NE NYG 71
  6 3 11 7 13 4 8 9 2 10 14 1 12 5  
Grant ATL ARI NYJ CHI CIN JAX DEN MIN TEN SEA GB SF NE PHI 68
  9 10 12 3 6 2 11 7 5 8 13 1 14 4  
Wimer ATL ARI NYJ CHI CIN HOU DEN MIN MIA SEA GB BAL NE NYG 68
  12 11 9 8 10 7 6 5 4 3 13 2 14 1  
Howe ATL ARI NYJ DET CIN JAX DEN MIN TEN SEA GB BAL NE PHI 66
  10 5 6 1 13 4 8 9 7 11 12 2 14 3  
Tuccitt ATL ARI NYJ DET CIN JAX DEN MIN TEN SEA GB BAL NE PHI 66
  8 4 10 5 2 3 7 9 11 12 14 1 13 6  
Hicks ATL ARI NYJ DET CIN JAX DEN MIN MIA SEA GB BAL NE PHI 66
  10 7 1 2 6 5 11 12 4 9 14 8 13 3  
Heiser ATL ARI NYJ CHI CIN JAX DEN MIN MIA SEA GB SF NE NYG 65
  11 10 9 8 13 7 6 5 4 3 14 2 12 1  
Hindery ATL ARI NYJ CHI CIN HOU DEN KC TEN SEA GB BAL NE PHI 65
  10 9 8 3 6 5 12 4 2 11 13 1 14 7  
Pasquino ATL ARI NYJ CHI CIN HOU DEN MIN MIA SEA GB BAL NE PHI 65
  12 8 9 2 7 1 10 4 3 13 14 5 11 6  
Haseley ATL ARI NYJ DET CIN HOU DEN MIN TEN SEA GB BAL NE PHI 64
  14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1  
Feery ATL ARI NYJ CHI CIN JAX DEN KC TEN SEA GB BAL NE NYG 51
  12 13 7 6 11 3 10 1 2 8 9 4 14 5  
Tremblay ATL ARI NYJ CHI BUF JAX DEN MIN TEN SEA GB BAL NE PHI 49
  11 2 12 8 1 9 6 3 14 4 13 7 10 5  
Away ATL ARI WAS CHI CIN HOU DEN KC MIA CAR SD BAL NE NYG  
Total Pts 181 173 0 57 170 37 203 5 33 13 0 56 266 13  
Home NO PIT NYJ DET BUF JAX CLE MIN TEN SEA GB SF IND PHI  
Total Pts 10 1 205 49 8 64 0 150 59 170 281 23 0 83  

Upsets by New Orleans and Pittsburgh started out most of the board in the hole last week. Those two games alone took down 354 confidence points. Add in the 170 from Seattle losing at home and it was a relatively rough week, even with two fewer games due to bye weeks. All unaminous winners though came through, so the point spreads were very close for the middle of the board. 

OVERALL RANKINGS

Wood's big win this week has given him a commanding 21 point lead on the overall board after six weeks. There are still plenty of weeks to go, but know this article at all from previous years, catching someone with a 21 point lead takes awhile, especially with teams on a bye. The next four slots did not change position, although there was a little movement in the gaps between them. 

Staffer Wk01 Wk02 Wk03 Wk04 Wk05 Wk06 Wk07 Wk08 Wk09 Wk10 Wk11 Wk12 Wk13 Wk14 Wk15 Wk16 Wk17 Total
Wood 99 60 125 91 80 85                       540
Tuccitt 111 50 120 89 74 75                       519
Larkin 100 54 117 89 88 66                       514
Howe 92 50 120 97 78 73                       510
Grant 106 51 117 88 76 68                       506
Garda 98 52 125 76 79 76                       506
Haseley 109 42 112 92 84 66                       505
Buzzard 100 45 114 96 75 72                       502
Bitonti 93 33 130 88 85 73                       502
Rudnicki 101 49 117 87 83 64                       501
Miglio 85 51 121 87 81 74                       499
Hindery 90 45 124 88 75 76                       498
Holloway 88 46 128 83 70 82                       497
Feery 94 48 115 93 74 65                       489
Tremblay 96 39 101 96 82 71                       485
Hicks 82 50 135 78 71 66                       482
Gray 87 44 124 82 76 65                       478
Lee 81 43 114 95 89 51                       473
Pasquino 92 95 80 78 75 49                       469
Wimer 86 42 95 89 79 68                       459
Brimacombe 81 40 117 72 72 74                       456
Heiser 72 18 98 93 70 65                       416

THIS WEEK'S PICKS

Here are the picks for this week.

Staffer SEA BUF NO PIT NYJ MIN HOU CLE ATL TB OAK DAL PHI BAL MNF
  SF JAX IND KC NE DET MIA STL TEN WAS SD NYG CAR ARI TOT
Rudnicki SEA BUF IND PIT NE MIN MIA STL ATL TB SD NYG PHI ARI 42
  11 5 8 4 14 3 7 9 12 2 10 6 1 13  
Miglio SEA BUF IND KC NE DET MIA STL ATL WAS SD NYG CAR ARI 48
  12 10 8 3 13 6 4 2 11 1 9 7 5 14  
Garda SEA BUF NI PIT NYJ MIN MIA STL ATL WAS SD NYG CAR ARI 40
  7 13 8 10 1 2 4 9 14 6 12 3 5 11  
Hicks SEA JAX IND KC NE MIN MIA STL ATL TB OAK DAL PHI ARI 51
  13 2 10 1 12 8 9 11 7 4 6 5 3 14  
Heiser SEA JAX IND PIT NE DET MIA STL ATL TB SD NYG CAR ARI 46
  14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1  
Feery SEA BUF IND PIT NE MIN MIA CLE ATL WAS SD NYG CAR ARI 49
  10 9 6 8 11 2 4 5 12 1 7 3 13 14  
Gray SEA JAX IND PIT NE MIN MIA STL ATL WAS SD NYG CAR ARI 45
  5 1 7 6 11 2 8 9 12 3 13 4 10 14  
Hindery SEA JAX IND PIT NE MIN MIA STL ATL WAS SD NYG CAR ARI 43
  9 3 12 2 14 6 10 7 5 1 8 11 4 13  
Tuccitt SEA BUF IND PIT NE MIN MIA STL ATL WAS SD NYG CAR ARI 49
  11 12 4 3 13 2 7 8 10 9 5 6 1 14  
Larkin SEA BUF IND PIT NE MIN MIA STL ATL TB SD NYG CAR ARI 55
  6 8 14 4 11 2 12 9 7 1 10 3 5 13  
Brimacombe SEA JAX IND PIT NE DET MIA STL ATL WAS SD NYG PHI ARI 52
  14 1 13 2 12 3 11 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Wood SEA BUF IND PIT NE MIN MIA STL ATL TB SD NYG PHI ARI 48
  10 9 7 5 14 8 4 3 13 2 6 11 1 12  
Haseley SEA BUF IND PIT NE MIN MIA STL ATL WAS SD NYG CAR ARI 48
  11 9 6 10 12 2 1 4 13 5 8 3 7 14  
Pasquino SEA JAX IND PIT NE MIN HOU STL ATL WAS SD DAL CAR ARI 54
  13 5 8 1 12 2 3 9 7 11 10 6 4 14  
Lee SEA JAX IND PIT NE DET HOU STL ATL TB SD DAL CAR ARI 42
  9 3 10 7 12 4 5 8 11 2 13 1 6 14  
Howe SEA BUF IND PIT NE MIN MIA STL ATL WAS SD NYG CAR ARI 48
  12 1 6 2 13 3 4 7 11 10 5 9 8 14  
Wimer SEA BUF IND PIT NYJ DET MIA STL ATL WAS OAK NYG CAR ARI 35
  6 5 4 3 12 2 11 10 14 9 1 8 7 13  
Bitonti SEA BUF NO PIT NE DET MIA STL ATL TB OAK NYG CAR ARI 42
  10 14 1 9 8 5 11 6 13 3 2 7 4 12  
Tremblay SEA BUF IND PIT NYJ MIN HOU STL ATL TB SD NYG CAR ARI 49
  12 3 6 7 5 10 1 13 9 11 2 4 8 14  
Holloway SEA BUF IND PIT NE DET MIA STL ATL TB SD NYG CAR ARI 45
  3 10 6 7 13 2 8 9 12 1 11 5 4 14  
Buzzard SEA BUF IND PIT NE MIN MIA STL ATL WAS SD NYG CAR ARI 50
  12 10 7 2 13 1 9 11 8 6 5 4 3 14  
Grant SEA BUF IND PIT NE DET MIA STL ATL WAS SD NYG CAR ARI 49
  13 11 9 5 12 1 6 10 8 2 7 4 3 14  
Away SEA BUF NO PIT NYJ MIN HOU CLE ATL TB OAK DAL PHI BAL  
Total Pts 223 129 1 108 18 53 9 5 220 31 9 12 14 0  
Home SF JAX IND KC NE DET MIA STL TEN WAS SD NYG CAR ARI  
Total Pts 0 28 163 4 230 32 138 165 0 70 152 109 99 280  

HEAVY FAVORITES

This week, the heavy favorites are on the ends. Seattle is a unaminous pick to win tonight with 223 confidene points and the Cardinals are a unaminous favorite on Monday night with 280 confidence points. Atlanta is the only other unaminous team and they have a solid 220 confidence points on them. Other heavy favorites include Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, New England,  Miami, St. Louis, and San Diego. 

DUAL SUPPORT

Minnesota and Detroit looks like the toughest game to call this week, with only 85 total confidence points on the game, and the Vikings the favorite to win. The Jaguars received 28 confidence points, but are still expected to lose to Buffalo with the Bills getting 129. Tampa Bay receved 31 points against the 70 that Washington received, with the majority of the owners expecting the Buccaneers to lose on the road. 

ODDS AND ENDS

With 4 teams off this week on a bye, 105 points is still the maximum amount of confidence points that any player can win this week. 

Good luck this weekend!