Staff Confidence Pool (No Spread) Week 1

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

Looking to dominate your office pool this season? 18 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 may not reflect 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. 

THIS WEEK'S PICKS

Here are the picks for this week:

Staffer CAR TB SD CIN CLE GB CHI OAK BUF MIN MIA DET NYG NE PIT LAR MNF
  DEN ATL KC NYJ PHI JAX HOU NO BAL TEN SEA IND DAL ARI WAS SF TOTAL
Miglio DEN ATL KC CIN PHI GB HOU NO BAL TEN SEA IND DAL ARI PIT LAR 45
  1 2 15 12 10 9 14 8 7 6 16 13 5 11 4 3  
Garda CAR ATL KC CIN PHI GB HOU NO BAL MIN SEA IND NYG ARI PIT LAR 40
  4 14 12 7 10 13 8 5 11 6 15 16 2 9 3 1  
Hicks DEN ATL KC NYJ PHI JAX HOU NO BAL TEN SEA IND DAL ARI WAS SF 35
  7 4 11 8 1 9 15 14 12 3 16 10 5 13 6 2  
Heiser CAR TB KC CIN PHI GB CHI NO BAL TEN SEA DET DAL ARI PIT LAR 38
  13 5 12 11 10 16 9 8 7 6 15 4 3 14 2 1  
Feery DEN ATL KC NYJ CLE GB HOU OAK BUF TEN SEA IND NYG ARI PIT LAR 45
  9 5 15 14 12 4 8 11 7 10 16 13 3 2 6 1  
Kuczyns CAR TB KC CIN PHI GB HOU OAK BAL MIN SEA IND NYG ARI PIT LAR 38
  9 5 13 7 1 14 8 4 3 2 15 6 10 12 16 11  
Gray CAR ATL KC CIN CLE GB HOU NO BAL MIN SEA DET NYG ARI WAS LAR 41
  8 10 1 13 2 14 15 5 6 9 16 4 7 12 3 11  
Tuccitto DEN TB KC NYJ PHI GB HOU OAK BUF TEN SEA IND DAL ARI WAS SF 49
  9 1 15 7 10 11 14 3 4 2 16 13 8 12 5 6  
Larkin DEN TB KC CIN PHI GB HOU NO BAL MIN SEA DET NYG ARI PIT SF 37
  8 2 16 12 14 15 13 9 10 5 11 3 4 7 6 1  
Knotts CAR ATL KC CIN PHI GB HOU NO BUF TEN SEA IND NYG ARI PIT LAR 41
  12 5 14 4 7 13 15 8 1 2 16 11 9 6 10 3  
Brimacombe CAR ATL KC CIN PHI GB HOU NO BUF MIN SEA IND NYG ARI PIT LAR 44
  9 10 12 11 8 7 13 6 5 4 14 15 3 16 2 1  
Wood CAR TB KC NYJ PHI GB HOU OAK BUF TEN SEA DET NYG ARI WAS LAR 35
  16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1  
Pasquino CAR ATL KC NYJ PHI GB HOU OAK BAL MIN SEA IND NYG ARI PIT LAR 39
  8 2 13 6 3 11 15 1 4 5 16 14 9 12 7 10  
Mamula CAR ATL KC NYJ PHI GB HOU OAK BUF MIN SEA IND DAL ARI PIT LAR 27
  9 10 12 7 8 6 15 5 4 3 16 11 2 13 14 1  
Roberts DEN TB KC NYJ CLE GB HOU NO BAL TEN SEA IND NYG ARI PIT LAR 40
  1 4 15 2 3 14 12 9 10 6 16 13 5 8 11 7  
Wimer CAR ATL KC NYJ PHI GB HOU OAK BAL TEN SEA DET NYG ARI WAS SF 49
  11 10 12 9 1 16 13 8 7 6 15 5 4 14 3 2  
Bitonti DEN ATL KC NYJ PHI GB HOU OAK BAL TEN SEA IND NYG ARI PIT SF 38
  4 14 16 1 12 3 10 7 13 11 9 15 6 5 8 2  
Grant CAR ATL KC CIN PHI GB HOU NO BUF TEN SEA IND DAL ARI PIT LAR 44
  12 10 15 5 13 11 9 7 1 3 16 8 2 14 6 4  
Away CAR TB SD CIN CLE GB CHI OAK BUF MIN MIA DET NYG NE PIT LAR  
Total Pts 111 32 0 82 17 188 9 48 30 34 0 21 66 0 95 55  
Home DEN ATL KC NYJ PHI JAX HOU NO BAL TEN SEA IND DAL ARI WAS SF  
Total Pts 39 96 233 67 120 9 207 79 90 62 260 158 25 183 19 13  

HEAVY FAVORITES

For the opening week of the season, there are a surprising number of teams that were heavily favored to win by all of our staffers. Seattle, Kansas City and Arizona were all unanimous choices to win this week by all 18 people. Houston, Green Bay, Philadelphia and Indianapolis are also strong choices to come out on top in this week's contests.  

DUAL SUPPORT

The Monday night contest between LA and SF was the closest contest to call this week. Although LA is a strong favorite, there were only 68 total confidence points wagered on the game. Tennessee, the Giants and New Orleans were also favored to win their respective contests, but Minnesota, Dallas and Oakland also received some support, making these contests harder to pick. 

ODDS AND ENDS

In weeks where all 32 NFL teams play, the maximum number of points a staffer can receive is 136 points. This requires a perfect week which has only happened four times in the last five years. 

Good Luck this weekend!