Staff Confidence Pool (No Spread) Week 8

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 7 RESULTS

Justin Howe had an impressive week, finishing eight points higher than the #2 guy Andy Hicks this week. Although he missed four games, he lost no more than six points on any contest, including his two lowest confidence games. Dan Hindery only missed three games, but he lost 12 confidence points taking Indianapolis over Jacksonville. Clayton Gray also missed just three games, but he lost 26 points on those three games, landing him in sixth. 

Staffer SEA BUF NO PIT NYJ MIN HOU CLE ATL TB OAK DAL PHI BAL TOT
  SF JAX IND KC NE DET MIA STL TEN WAS SD NYG CAR ARI Pts
Howe SEA BUF IND PIT NE MIN MIA STL ATL WAS SD NYG CAR ARI 91
  12 1 6 2 13 3 4 7 11 10 5 9 8 14  
Hicks SEA JAX IND KC NE MIN MIA STL ATL TB OAK DAL PHI ARI 83
  13 2 10 1 12 8 9 11 7 4 6 5 3 14  
Hindery SEA JAX IND PIT NE MIN MIA STL ATL WAS SD NYG CAR ARI 83
  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 81
  11 12 4 3 13 2 7 8 10 9 5 6 1 14  
Buzzard SEA BUF IND PIT NE MIN MIA STL ATL WAS SD NYG CAR ARI 81
  12 10 7 2 13 1 9 11 8 6 5 4 3 14  
Gray SEA JAX IND PIT NE MIN MIA STL ATL WAS SD NYG CAR ARI 79
  5 1 7 6 11 2 8 9 12 3 13 4 10 14  
Wimer SEA BUF IND PIT NYJ DET MIA STL ATL WAS OAK NYG CAR ARI 79
  6 5 4 3 12 2 11 10 14 9 1 8 7 13  
Pasquino SEA JAX IND PIT NE MIN HOU STL ATL WAS SD DAL CAR ARI 77
  13 5 8 1 12 2 3 9 7 11 10 6 4 14  
Rudnicki SEA BUF IND PIT NE MIN MIA STL ATL TB SD NYG PHI ARI 75
  11 5 8 4 14 3 7 9 12 2 10 6 1 13  
Wood SEA BUF IND PIT NE MIN MIA STL ATL TB SD NYG PHI ARI 75
  10 9 7 5 14 8 4 3 13 2 6 11 1 12  
Bitonti SEA BUF NO PIT NE DET MIA STL ATL TB OAK NYG CAR ARI 74
  10 14 1 9 8 5 11 6 13 3 2 7 4 12  
Grant SEA BUF IND PIT NE DET MIA STL ATL WAS SD NYG CAR ARI 72
  13 11 9 5 12 1 6 10 8 2 7 4 3 14  
Miglio SEA BUF IND KC NE DET MIA STL ATL WAS SD NYG CAR ARI 72
  12 10 8 3 13 6 4 2 11 1 9 7 5 14  
Haseley SEA BUF IND PIT NE MIN MIA STL ATL WAS SD NYG CAR ARI 72
  11 9 6 10 12 2 1 4 13 5 8 3 7 14  
Brimacombe SEA JAX IND PIT NE DET MIA STL ATL WAS SD NYG PHI ARI 71
  14 1 13 2 12 3 11 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Feery SEA BUF IND PIT NE MIN MIA CLE ATL WAS SD NYG CAR ARI 70
  10 9 6 8 11 2 4 5 12 1 7 3 13 14  
Tremblay SEA BUF IND PIT NYJ MIN HOU STL ATL TB SD NYG CAR ARI 70
  12 3 6 7 5 10 1 13 9 11 2 4 8 14  
Larkin SEA BUF IND PIT NE MIN MIA STL ATL TB SD NYG CAR ARI 68
  6 8 14 4 11 2 12 9 7 1 10 3 5 13  
Holloway SEA BUF IND PIT NE DET MIA STL ATL TB SD NYG CAR ARI 68
  3 10 6 7 13 2 8 9 12 1 11 5 4 14  
Heiser SEA JAX IND PIT NE DET MIA STL ATL TB SD NYG CAR ARI 64
  14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1  
Lee SEA JAX IND PIT NE DET HOU STL ATL TB SD DAL CAR ARI 63
  9 3 10 7 12 4 5 8 11 2 13 1 6 14  
Garda SEA BUF IND PIT NYJ MIN MIA STL ATL WAS SD NYG CAR ARI 61
  7 13 8 10 1 2 4 9 14 6 12 3 5 11  
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 28 171 4 230 32 138 165 0 70 152 109 99 280  

Buffalo and Indianapolis cost the field dearly when they opened Sunday with losses. Those two games cost the field 300 confidence points. San Diego and Pittsbugh also cost the field another 260 confidence points. 

OVERALL RANKINGS

Justin's big week pushed him into second place, just 14 points behind Jason Wood for the overall lead. Tuccitt had a solid week with 81 points and gained a little ground on Wood, but fell into 3rd place behind Howe. Larkin's 68 points though, caused him to drop a couple places on the overall board. 

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 75                     615
Howe 92 50 120 97 78 73 91                     601
Tuccitt 111 50 120 89 74 75 81                     600
Buzzard 100 45 114 96 75 72 81                     583
Larkin 100 54 117 89 88 66 68                     582
Hindery 90 45 124 88 75 76 83                     581
Grant 106 51 117 88 76 68 72                     578
Haseley 109 42 112 92 84 66 72                     577
Bitonti 93 33 130 88 85 73 74                     576
Rudnicki 101 49 117 87 83 64 75                     576
Miglio 85 51 121 87 81 74 72                     571
Garda 98 52 125 76 79 76 61                     567
Holloway 88 46 128 83 70 82 68                     565
Hicks 82 50 135 78 71 66 83                     565
Feery 94 48 115 93 74 65 70                     559
Gray 87 44 124 82 76 65 79                     557
Tremblay 96 39 101 96 82 71 70                     555
Pasquino 92 95 80 78 75 49 77                     546
Wimer 86 42 95 89 79 68 79                     538
Lee 81 43 114 95 89 51 63                     536
Brimacombe 81 40 117 72 72 74 71                     527
Heiser 72 18 98 93 70 65 64                     480

THIS WEEK'S PICKS

Here are the picks for this week.

Staffer MIA DET CIN TB NYG MIN ARI SD SF TEN NYJ SEA GB IND MNF
  NE KC PIT ATL NO CHI CLE BAL STL HOU OAK DAL DEN CAR TOT
Rudnicki NE KC CIN ATL NO MIN ARI BAL STL HOU NYJ SEA GB CAR 40
  13 3 8 12 9 4 11 2 14 1 5 10 6 4  
Miglio NE KC PIT ATL NO MIN ARI BAL STL HOU OAK SEA DEN CAR 45
  13 10 7 12 8 6 14 4 3 5 2 9 1 11  
Garda NE KC CIN ATL NO MIN ARI SD STL HOU NYJ SEA GB CAR 60
  14 8 11 13 7 9 5 4 3 2 10 1 6 12  
Hicks MIA DET CIN ATL NYG MIN ARI SD STL HOU OAK SEA GB CAR 59
  6 3 8 10 5 11 12 4 14 1 2 13 7 9  
Heiser NE KC CIN ATL NO CHI ARI SD STL HOU OAK SEA GB CAR 54
  14 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 13 4 3 12 2 1  
Feery NE KC CIN ATL NYG MIN ARI BAL STL TEN NYJ SEA GB CAR 45
  11 6 7 14 1 5 13 3 10 9 8 4 2 12  
Gray NE DET PIT ATL NO MIN ARI BAL STL HOU NYJ SEA DEN CAR 45
  7 4 2 13 9 8 11 6 14 5 3 10 1 12  
Hindery NE DET CIN ATL NO CHI ARI BAL STL TEN NYJ SEA DEN CAR 41
  13 3 6 11 5 2 9 8 14 4 7 12 1 10  
Tuccitto                              
  x                            
Larkin NE KC PIT ATL NO CHI CLE BAL STL HOU NYJ SEA DEN CAR 51
  14 9 5 12 8 2 1 7 11 4 6 13 3 10  
Brimacombe NE DET PIT ATL NO MIN ARI BAL STL HOU NYJ SEA GB IND 57
  14 3 5 13 6 4 7 2 12 8 10 11 9 1  
Wood NE DET PIT ATL NO MIN ARI SD STL HOU NYJ SEA GB IND 48
  14 13 7 10 4 6 12 1 11 5 9 8 2 3  
Haseley NE KC PIT ATL NO CHI ARI SD STL TEN OAK SEA GB CAR 43
  14 13 12 11 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 9  
Pasquino NE DET CIN ATL NO MIN ARI SD STL HOU NYJ SEA GB CAR 51
  12 2 7 13 1 5 9 6 14 3 4 10 11 8  
Lee NE KC PIT ATL NO CHI ARI BAL STL HOU NYJ SEA DEN CAR 43
  7 5 12 14 4 1 8 10 13 9 6 3 2 11  
Howe NE KC PIT ATL NO MIN ARI BAL STL HOU NYJ SEA GB CAR 47
  14 10 8 11 5 9 13 4 7 1 3 12 2 6  
Wimer MIA DET CIN ATL NO MIN ARI BAL STL HOU OAK SEA GB CAR 45
  8 7 6 12 11 5 13 4 14 3 2 1 10 9  
Bitonti NE KC CIN ATL NO MIN ARI SD STL TEN OAK SEA GB CAR 45
  14 12 9 6 2 13 7 4 11 1 5 10 3 8  
Tremblay NE KC CIN TB NYG MIN ARI BAL STL HOU NYJ SEA DEN CAR 40
  9 11 4 3 7 6 14 8 13 1 10 5 2 12  
Holloway NE KC PIT ATL NYG MIN ARI BAL STL HOU OAK SEA GB CAR 51
  10 7 2 14 3 4 13 6 12 5 1 9 8 11  
Buzzard NE KC CIN ATL NO MIN ARI BAL STL HOU NYJ SEA GB CAR 46
  14 9 1 10 5 2 8 4 13 6 3 12 7 11  
Grant NE KC CIN ATL NO MIN ARI SD STL HOU NYJ SEA GB CAR 44
  14 7 5 11 9 4 10 1 13 8 3 6 2 12  
Away MIA DET CIN TB NYG MIN ARI SD SF TEN NYJ SEA GB IND  
Total Pts 14 35 82 3 16 101 202 31 0 18 87 173 78 4  
Home NE KC PIT ATL NO CHI CLE BAL STL HOU OAK DAL DEN CAR  
Total Pts 235 121 60 231 111 20 1 68 234 71 18 0 10 178  

HEAVY FAVORITES

Tonight's game drew this week's biggest favorite - the unbeaten New England Patriots. Although the Dolphins have a couple supporters, the Patriots still received 235 confidence points. Atlanta and St. Louis also received more than 230 confidence points this week. Arizona, Seattle and Carolina were also heavy favorites this week. 

DUAL SUPPORT

Green Bay and Denver receved the lowest total confidence points with just 88. Houston and Tennessee were right behind them with only 89 confidence points. Yet Green Bay and Houston are the clear favorites in those games. The Steelers against the Begals is the toughest game to call, with the Bengals getting just 22 more points than the Steelers. 

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. 

Dan Tuccitto missed the cut-off for picks this week, but his picks will be included in next week's results. 

Good luck this weekend!