Staff Confidence Pool (No Spread) Week 9

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 went into the Monday night game wwith this week's contest wrapped up. He was hoping to extend his lead with a Vikings win since the entire board had the Vikings as their winner, but the Bears pulled out the victory. It didn't matter for Feery, but it allowed Matt Bitonti to hold on to second. Feery and Bitonti both missed the same four games, but Feery had the better confidence pool allocations, giving him the win. 

Staffer JAX WAS KC DET SEA ARI NYJ OAK NE SD GB PHI MIN MNF TOT
  TEN CIN IND HOU NO CAR CLE TB BUF DEN ATL DAL CHI TOT Pts
Feery TEN CIN KC DET NO ARI NYJ OAK NE DEN ATL DAL MIN 40 71
  3 2 7 1 4 5 6 8 13 11 9 10 12    
Bitonti TEN CIN KC DET NO ARI NYJ OAK NE DEN ATL DAL MIN 48 69
  10 8 1 7 5 4 13 2 11 12 6 9 3    
Tuccitto TEN CIN KC HOU SEA CAR NYJ TB NE DEN ATL DAL MIN 49 68
  11 3 1 8 6 5 7 2 4 13 9 10 12    
Knotts TEN CIN IND DET NO CAR NYJ OAK NE DEN ATL DAL MIN 40 65
  13 12 2 1 3 4 5 9 10 8 7 6 11    
Wimer TEN CIN KC HOU SEA ARI NYJ OAK NE DEN ATL PHI MIN 27 64
  8 7 6 5 4 3 13 2 11 10 9 1 12    
Larkin TEN WAS IND HOU SEA CAR NYJ OAK NE DEN ATL DAL MIN 37 63
  7 3 2 1 11 4 10 6 13 9 5 8 12    
Gray TEN CIN KC HOU SEA CAR NYJ OAK NE DEN ATL DAL MIN 31 62
  10 9 6 1 7 2 11 3 12 8 4 5 13    
Mamula TEN CIN KC HOU SEA CAR NYJ OAK NE DEN ATL DAL MIN 38 62
  9 7 6 5 10 4 3 2 13 1 8 11 12    
Miglio TEN CIN IND HOU SEA CAR NYJ OAK NE DEN ATL DAL MIN 42 60
  9 11 1 2 7 4 6 3 13 10 5 8 12    
Grant TEN CIN KC DET SEA ARI NYJ OAK NE DEN GB DAL MIN 40 59
  10 5 7 2 8 3 9 6 12 11 1 4 13    
Kuczyns TEN CIN KC DET SEA ARI NYJ OAK NE DEN ATL DAL MIN 31 58
  1 9 10 2 4 7 6 8 13 12 3 5 11    
Heiser TEN CIN KC DET NO ARI NYJ OAK NE SD ATL DAL MIN 24 58
  10 9 8 7 1 2 6 5 11 3 4 13 12    
Garda TEN CIN KC DET SEA ARI NYJ OAK NE DEN GB DAL MIN 45 58
  11 10 9 1 3 2 8 7 12 5 4 6 13    
Pasquino JAX CIN KC DET NO CAR NYJ TB NE DEN GB PHI MIN 33 52
  1 5 9 6 2 10 11 4 12 8 3 7 13    
Hicks TEN CIN IND HOU SEA CAR CLE TB BUF DEN ATL DAL MIN 31 50
  3 10 1 2 7 9 5 8 4 12 11 13 6    
Wood TEN CIN IND DET NO CAR NYJ TB NE DEN ATL PHI MIN 44 49
  13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1    
Brimacombe TEN CIN IND HOU SEA CAR NYJ OAK NE DEN GB DAL MIN 42 46
  2 9 8 3 10 4 7 6 11 12 5 1 13    
Roberts TEN CIN IND DET SEA ARI CLE TB NE DEN ATL DAL MIN 36 43
  13 9 1 7 6 4 2 8 10 12 3 5 11    
Away JAX WAS KC DET SEA ARI NYJ OAK NE SD GB PHI MIN    
Total Pts 1 3 70 44 83 30 128 67 186 3 13 10 192    
Home TEN CIN IND HOU NO CAR CLE TB BUF DEN ATL DAL CHI    
Total Pts 143 137 26 27 24 54 7 28 4 158 86 114 0    

Washington and Cincinnati tied, taking down everyone on the board to start off the Sunday contests. But aside from the Saints upset of Seattle, the rest of Sunday went about as expected. The Bears were a big upset as well, but as we mentioned above, it didn't matter with this week's contest. 

OVERALL RANKINGS

Larkin's lead was just 20 points two weeks ago. With his win last week it climbed to 35 and with Brimacombe's terrible week, Wimer climbed back into 2nd, but Larkin's win extends to 47 now. We have a couple more weeks of byes, so Larkin looks to lead looks safe for a couple more weeks.

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                   665
Wimer 83 90 89 80 63 79 70 64                   618
Brimacombe 74 87 82 85 63 89 87 46                   613
Knotts 88 82 83 66 73 77 78 65                   612
Tuccitto 87 92 80 66 63 75 79 68                   610
Bitonti 90 64 78 67 85 79 71 69                   603
Miglio 88 94 69 65 67 74 85 60                   602
Hicks 64 105 69 83 62 87 78 50                   598
Heiser 82 55 69 68 72 86 92 58                   582
Garda 87 98 76 71 60 60 70 58                   580
Gray 85 88 58 71 53 87 76 62                   580
Mamula 79 99 46 67 78 78 70 62                   579
Kuczynski 98 79 68 73 61 69 68 58                   574
Feery 72 83 66 59 63 74 69 71                   557
Roberts 88 89 70 70 60 65 67 43                   552
Grant 75 84 65 74 66 65 64 59                   552
Pasquino 84 90 59 57 59 73 74 52                   548
Wood 86 87 45 56 66 65 92 49                   546

THIS WEEK'S PICKS

Here are the picks for this week

Staffer ATL DAL PHI PIT NYJ DET JAX CAR NO TEN IND DEN BUF MNF
  TB CLE NYG BAL MIA MIN KC LAR SF SD GB OAK SEA TOT
Miglio ATL DAL NYG BAL MIA MIN KC CAR NO SD GB OAK SEA 41
  5 11 1 3 8 2 12 7 6 9 10 4 13  
Garda ATL DAL NYG PIT MIA MIN KC CAR NO SD GB OAK SEA 44
  11 12 3 6 2 5 13 8 9 4 7 1 10  
Hicks TB DAL NYG BAL MIA MIN KC LAR SF SD GB OAK SEA 37
  4 9 6 8 7 10 12 2 1 13 11 3 5  
Heiser ATL DAL NYG PIT MIA DET KC CAR NO SD GB OAK SEA 32
  6 5 4 3 2 9 13 1 10 7 12 8 11  
Feery ATL DAL NYG PIT NYJ MIN KC CAR NO TEN GB OAK SEA 42
  8 13 3 2 1 6 11 7 5 4 12 9 10  
Kuczynski ATL DAL NYG PIT MIA DET KC CAR NO SD GB OAK SEA 30
  11 13 3 9 4 2 12 7 10 8 5 1 6  
Gray ATL DAL NYG PIT MIA MIN KC LAR NO SD GB OAK SEA 38
  6 12 4 3 7 5 10 1 11 8 13 2 9  
Tuccitto ATL DAL NYG PIT MIA MIN KC CAR NO SD GB DEN SEA 49
  6 10 2 1 7 11 13 5 3 9 12 4 8  
Larkin ATL DAL PHI BAL NYJ MIN KC LAR NO SD GB DEN SEA 38
  6 12 1 5 2 9 13 3 7 8 11 4 10  
Knotts ATL DAL NYG PIT MIA MIN KC CAR NO SD GB OAK SEA 43
  13 12 2 5 11 6 10 4 3 9 8 1 7  
Brimacombe ATL DAL PHI PIT NYJ DET KC CAR NO SD GB DEN SEA 47
  6 7 5 4 3 2 8 9 10 11 1 12 13  
Wood TB DAL PHI PIT MIA MIN KC CAR NO SD GB OAK SEA 37
  5 13 2 3 6 4 11 10 7 1 9 8 12  
Pasquino ATL DAL PHI PIT MIA MIN KC CAR NO SD GB DEN SEA 33
  7 13 2 5 8 9 12 4 6 3 10 1 11  
Mamula ATL DAL NYG PIT MIA MIN KC CAR NO SD GB OAK SEA 38
  7 12 6 5 4 10 3 8 9 2 13 1 11  
Roberts ATL DAL PHI BAL MIA MIN KC CAR NO TEN GB DEN BUF 42
  11 13 3 7 5 6 12 4 9 8 10 2 1  
Wimer ATL DAL PHI PIT MIA MIN KC LAR NO TEN GB OAK SEA 37
  9 13 4 3 2 7 10 6 12 5 8 1 11  
Bitonti ATL DAL NYG PIT NYJ DET KC CAR NO TEN GB OAK SEA 46
  12 13 6 5 1 2 7 8 9 3 11 4 10  
Grant ATL DAL PHI PIT NYJ DET JAX CAR NO TEN IND DEN BUF 41
  5 11 1 3 8 2 12 7 6 9 10 4 13  
Away ATL DAL PHI PIT NYJ DET JAX CAR NO TEN IND DEN BUF  
Total Pts 129 204 18 57 15 17 12 89 132 29 10 27 14  
Home TB CLE NYG BAL MIA MIN KC LAR SF SD GB OAK SEA  
Total Pts 9 0 40 23 73 90 182 12 1 92 163 43 157  

HEAVY FAVORITES

The Falcons are a pretty heavy favorite to win tonight's game, but Tampa has a couple staffers who think they can pull it out. Dallas is the only unanimous choice this week as they travel to Cleveland.  The Saints were close, but Hicks put a point on the 49ers. Miami, Minnesota, Kansas City, Carolina, Green Bay and Seattle are all strong favorites for this week. 

DUAL SUPPORT

The Giants are a strong favorite over the Eagles this week, but there were just 58 total confidence points wagered on that contest. Denver at Oakland is the closest game from a point spread point of view, with the Raiders being a slight favorite. 

ODDS AND ENDS

Another week with six teams on a bye means another week with a maximum of just 91 points. 

Good luck this weekend!