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? 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. 

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK

Chris Feery finished at the top of the weekly leaderboard for the 3rd time this season. He's the only staffer to win the weekly contest 3 times this year (3 others have done it twice). Feery missed only three games this week, and didn't lose more than 9 points on any of them. In a twist, had Washington actually won on Monday night, Chris might have lost because Clayton Gray had 10 confidence points on Washington vs. Feery's 3 and it would have come down to the tiebreaker. 

Staffer LAR MIA IND PIT JAX TEN CLE PHI DET GB NO SF OAK NE TB CAR MNF TOT
  SEA NYJ MIN CIN HOU KC BUF BAL NYG CHI ARI ATL SD DEN DAL WAS TOT Pts
Feery SEA MIA MIN PIT HOU KC BUF BAL NYG GB NO ATL OAK NE DAL WAS 48 117
  16 5 7 4 6 9 10 12 2 11 1 15 8 13 14 3    
Knotts SEA MIA MIN PIT HOU KC BUF BAL NYG GB ARI ATL OAK NE DAL WAS 46 112
  16 8 1 2 13 12 14 9 7 11 6 15 3 4 10 5    
Bitonti SEA NYJ MIN PIT HOU KC BUF BAL NYG GB ARI ATL OAK NE DAL WAS 58 111
  15 4 6 7 12 11 13 10 5 14 3 16 9 8 2 1    
Kuczynski SEA MIA MIN PIT HOU KC BUF BAL NYG GB ARI ATL OAK NE DAL WAS 44 110
  8 3 4 10 13 15 11 6 1 14 2 16 12 9 7 5    
Gray SEA MIA MIN PIT HOU KC BUF BAL NYG GB ARI ATL OAK NE DAL WAS 58 110
  14 2 1 6 13 12 15 9 4 11 3 16 7 8 5 10    
Pasquino SEA MIA MIN PIT HOU KC BUF BAL DET GB ARI ATL SD NE DAL WAS 51 107
  15 4 8 9 7 2 14 13 1 12 5 16 3 6 11 10    
Grant SEA NYJ MIN PIT HOU KC BUF BAL NYG GB ARI ATL OAK NE DAL WAS 51 107
  16 1 7 13 10 12 14 8 9 11 3 15 4 5 2 6    
Roberts SEA NYJ MIN PIT HOU TEN BUF BAL NYG GB NO ATL SD NE TB WAS 52 106
  16 5 13 10 12 3 14 11 8 7 4 15 2 6 1 9    
Wimer SEA MIA MIN PIT HOU KC BUF BAL DET GB NO ATL OAK DEN DAL CAR 45 106
  15 8 7 6 12 11 14 10 9 13 5 16 4 3 2 1    
Mamula SEA MIA IND PIT HOU KC BUF BAL NYG GB ARI ATL OAK NE DAL WAS 43 105
  14 12 3 11 8 15 9 2 1 5 10 16 7 13 4 6    
Miglio SEA NYJ MIN PIT HOU KC BUF BAL NYG GB ARI ATL OAK NE DAL WAS 48 103
  14 1 13 10 12 11 9 6 4 15 3 16 2 8 7 5    
Heiser SEA MIA IND PIT JAX KC BUF BAL NYG GB ARI ATL OAK NE TB WAS 36 102
  16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1    
Garda SEA NYJ MIN PIT HOU KC BUF BAL NYG GB ARI ATL OAK NE DAL WAS 40 100
  14 5 11 9 13 10 12 7 8 16 6 15 2 1 3 4    
Larkin SEA MIA MIN CIN HOU KC BUF BAL DET GB ARI ATL SD DEN DAL WAS 45 92
  16 5 9 2 10 12 14 13 4 11 6 15 1 3 8 7    
Wood SEA MIA MIN PIT HOU KC CLE PHI NYG GB NO ATL OAK NE DAL WAS 42 91
  16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1    
Tuccitto SEA NYJ MIN CIN HOU KC BUF PHI DET GB NO ATL SD DEN DAL CAR 49 87
  10 2 15 4 14 13 11 6 5 16 7 9 3 1 12 8    
Hicks SEA MIA MIN CIN HOU KC BUF BAL NYG GB ARI ATL OAK DEN DAL WAS 61 83
  15 4 5 3 2 9 7 6 1 10 11 16 8 12 14 13    
Brimacombe SEA MIA IND PIT HOU KC BUF BAL DET GB ARI ATL SD DEN TB CAR 48 78
  16 1 2 3 13 15 4 5 6 14 12 11 7 8 10 9    
Away LAR MIA IND PIT JAX TEN CLE PHI DET GB NO SF OAK NE TB CAR    
Total Pts 0 82 19 126 12 3 10 15 25 205 23 0 74 87 13 18    
Home SEA NYJ MIN CIN HOU KC BUF BAL NYG CHI ARI ATL SD DEN DAL WAS    
Total Pts 262 18 121 9 182 191 195 136 66 0 76 248 16 27 103 86    

Kansas City was the big upset this week, with only Roberts picking the Titans to upset them on the road. The Vikings also took down 121 confidence points when they lost to the Colts at home last weekend.  

OVERALL RANKINGS

Well now it's going to get interesting. Dave Larkin looked like he had this wrapped up, but after a stumble this week, his lead is just 10 points on the overall board. That's his lowest lead of the season, with his next lowest being 13 points back in week 5. With two weeks to go. It's down to him and Bitonti for the overall win. Good luck to both of you. 

Staffer Wk01 Wk02 Wk03 Wk04 Wk05 Wk06 Wk07 Wk08 Wk09 Wk10 Wk11 Wk12 Wk13 Wk14 Wk15 Wk16 Wk17 Total
Larkin 120 104 67 64 70 79 98 63 61 46 84 116 104 102 92     1270
Bitonti 90 64 78 67 85 79 71 69 71 59 81 118 94 123 111     1260
Miglio 88 94 69 65 67 74 85 60 71 60 92 106 94 108 103     1236
Knotts 88 82 83 66 73 77 78 65 72 47 87 117 89 100 112     1236
Garda 87 98 76 71 60 60 70 58 75 84 84 109 95 98 100     1225
Kuczynski 98 79 68 73 61 69 68 58 77 59 80 117 105 97 110     1219
Hicks 64 105 69 83 62 87 78 50 63 78 87 108 97 101 83     1215
Gray 85 88 58 71 53 87 76 62 69 53 88 108 93 95 110     1196
Tuccitto 87 92 80 66 63 75 79 68 63 53 89 107 87 96 87     1192
Grant 75 84 65 74 66 65 64 59 79 61 82 114 97 93 107     1185
Mamula 79 99 46 67 78 78 70 62 63 47 91 112 94 91 105     1182
Wimer 83 90 89 80 63 79 70 64 58 59 78 91 91 75 106     1176
Feery 72 83 66 59 63 74 69 71 66 45 65 130 84 104 117     1168
Brimacombe 74 87 82 85 63 89 87 46 66 39 73 106 89 97 78     1161
Pasquino 84 90 59 57 59 73 74 52 64 61 75 119 97 81 107     1152
Roberts 88 89 70 70 60 65 67 43 61 66 79 119 92 75 106     1150
Heiser 82 55 69 68 72 86 92 58 76 38 61 104 86 96 102     1145
Wood 86 87 45 56 66 65 92 49 68 42 73 112 54 84 91     1070

THIS WEEK'S PICKS

Here are the picks for this week

Staffer NYG MIA WAS NYJ TEN ATL SD MIN IND SF TB ARI CIN BAL DEN DET MNF
  PHI BUF CHI NE JAX CAR CLE GB OAK LAR NO SEA HOU PIT KC DAL TOT
Miglio NYG BUF WAS NE TEN CAR SD GB OAK LAR NO SEA HOU PIT KC DAL 47
  11 5 3 16 15 6 4 8 9 7 2 14 1 10 12 13  
Garda NYG MIA WAS NE TEN ATL SD GB OAK LAR TB SEA CIN PIT KC DAL 60
  7 10 15 16 9 8 12 11 6 4 3 14 2 5 1 13  
Hicks NYG BUF WAS NE TEN CAR SD GB OAK LAR NO SEA HOU PIT KC DAL 39
  5 2 7 16 9 8 6 12 13 14 1 15 3 10 11 4  
Heiser NYG BUF CHI NE TEN CAR SD GB IND SF NO SEA CIN PIT KC DAL 36
  15 14 16 11 10 13 9 8 12 7 6 5 4 3 2 1  
Feery NYG MIA WAS NE TEN ATL SD GB OAK SF NO SEA CIN PIT KC DAL 42
  10 3 6 16 13 5 2 15 14 1 4 12 8 7 11 9  
Kuczynski NYG BUF WAS NE TEN ATL SD GB OAK LAR NO SEA CIN PIT KC DAL 56
  13 2 7 16 15 9 14 12 8 6 4 10 5 3 1 11  
Gray NYG MIA WAS NE TEN CAR SD GB OAK LAR TB SEA HOU PIT KC DAL 41
  7 1 4 16 12 3 13 15 11 6 2 14 5 9 8 10  
Tuccitto NYG BUF CHI NE JAX CAR SD GB OAK SF TB SEA CIN PIT DEN DAL 49
  1 10 4 16 5 2 13 12 11 8 7 14 3 9 6 15  
Larkin NYG BUF WAS NE TEN CAR SD GB OAK LAR NO SEA CIN PIT DEN DAL 49
  8 7 6 16 12 3 10 15 13 4 5 14 2 9 1 11  
Knotts NYG MIA WAS NE TEN ATL CLE GB OAK SF NO SEA CIN PIT DEN DAL 47
  9 7 6 16 14 8 1 10 11 5 4 15 2 13 3 12  
Brimacombe PHI BUF WAS NE TEN CAR SD GB IND SF TB SEA HOU PIT DEN DET 52
  1 2 14 16 15 3 13 12 4 5 6 11 7 10 8 9  
Wood NYG MIA WAS NE TEN CAR SD GB IND SF TB SEA CIN BAL KC DAL 51
  16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1  
Pasquino PHI BUF WAS NE TEN ATL SD GB OAK SF TB SEA HOU PIT KC DET 47
  1 2 4 16 12 9 15 13 11 8 3 14 7 6 10 5  
Mamula NYG BUF WAS NE TEN ATL SD GB OAK LAR NO SEA HOU PIT KC DAL 42
  8 1 4 16 12 13 11 7 10 3 2 6 5 15 9 14  
Roberts PHI BUF CHI NE TEN ATL SD GB OAK LAR NO SEA CIN PIT KC DAL 45
  1 6 3 16 12 5 14 15 10 2 7 13 9 4 11 8  
Wimer NYG MIA WAS NE TEN ATL SD GB OAK LAR NO SEA HOU PIT KC DAL 45
  11 10 9 16 12 8 13 14 7 6 5 15 4 3 2 1  
Bitonti NYG MIA WAS NE TEN ATL SD GB OAK LAR NO SEA CIN PIT KC DAL 46
  6 3 7 16 15 4 8 13 9 1 5 14 2 10 11 12  
Grant NYG BUF CHI NE TEN ATL SD GB OAK LAR NO SEA HOU PIT KC DAL 45
  11 7 1 16 6 5 15 14 9 8 2 12 4 13 10 3  
Away NYG MIA WAS NYJ TEN ATL SD MIN IND SF TB ARI CIN BAL DEN DET  
Total Pts 138 49 106 0 205 74 182 0 24 41 27 0 41 3 18 14  
Home PHI BUF CHI NE JAX CAR CLE GB OAK LAR NO SEA HOU PIT KC DAL  
Total Pts 3 58 24 280 5 49 1 215 152 61 47 217 36 139 101 138  

HEAVY FAVORITES

New England is now the team that everyone's backing, especially this week against the lowly Jets. With 280 confidence points and a unanimous vote of confidence by the leaderboard, the Patriots are easily the team that should be at the top of yours. Green Bay and Seattle were also picked by everyone, and only Knotts was brave enough to pick the Browns to upset San Diego this week. A couple people picked Philadelphia to upset the Giants tonight, but the consensous choice is the Giants. 

DUAL SUPPORT

Tampa and New Orleans have both improved dramatically on defense from earlier in the season, so it's no wonder that this game had the lowest overall confidence total of just 74 this week. The Saints are a slight favorite to win. The Bengals at the Texans was another close one with neither team having any incentive to play and the Texans trotting out an inexperienced quarterback this week. The 49ers at the Rams had over 100 total confidence points, but the Rams are just a 20 point favorite at home. 

ODDS AND ENDS

Going into last week, it looked like Larkin had the whole thing locked up. One tough week though and Bitonti's right back in it. Larkin can extend his lead and put Bitonti on the edge, or Bitonti can narrow the gap even further, or possibly take the lead this week. It's definitely up for grabs now. 

Good luck this weekend!