Staff Confidence Pool (No Spread) Week 12

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

Looking to dominate your office pool this season? 19 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 any 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

Devin Knotts found his way to the top of the weekly board this week with an impressive 12 out of 14 correct picks. He missed the KC game which impacted everyone but only lost a couple on the Cardinals and narrowly beat out Wimer by a point for his first weekly win. Wimer actually missed two more games than Knotts did, but he only lost five on the KC game and got a big boost with 12 points by picking the Falcons on Monday Night. 

Staffer TEN JAC TB ARI WAS KC LAR BAL DET BUF CIN NE PHI ATL TOT
  PIT CLE MIA HOU NO NYG MIN GB CHI LAC DEN OAK DAL SEA Pts
Knotts PIT JAC TB ARI NO KC MIN BAL DET LAC CIN NE PHI ATL 87
  12 14 4 5 9 13 6 3 7 11 2 10 8 1  
Wimer PIT JAC MIA ARI NO KC MIN BAL DET LAC CIN OAK PHI ATL 86
  11 10 7 6 9 5 4 13 3 14 2 1 8 12  
Mamula PIT JAC MIA HOU NO KC MIN BAL DET BUF DEN NE PHI SEA 79
  9 13 6 5 12 14 8 4 7 3 2 11 10 1  
Feery PIT JAC MIA HOU NO KC MIN GB DET LAC DEN NE PHI ATL 76
  11 14 2 1 10 12 5 8 6 4 7 9 13 3  
Tuccitto PIT JAC MIA HOU NO KC MIN BAL DET LAC DEN NE PHI SEA 76
  12 14 6 1 13 11 5 2 4 8 3 10 7 9  
Larkin PIT JAC TB ARI NO KC MIN BAL CHI LAC CIN NE DAL SEA 75
  10 12 5 3 13 14 9 7 4 6 2 11 1 8  
Haseley PIT JAC MIA HOU NO KC MIN GB DET LAC DEN NE PHI SEA 75
  11 12 3 1 14 10 9 4 8 2 7 13 5 6  
Pasquino PIT JAC TB ARI NO KC LAR GB DET BUF CIN NE PHI SEA 72
  8 13 5 1 11 12 6 3 7 2 4 14 10 9  
Garda PIT JAC MIA ARI NO KC MIN GB DET LAC DEN NE PHI SEA 71
  11 14 8 7 6 13 4 3 5 10 2 9 12 1  
Grant PIT JAC MIA ARI NO KC MIN GB DET LAC DEN NE PHI SEA 70
  12 11 2 3 13 14 1 4 6 8 7 10 9 5  
Bitonti PIT JAC TB HOU NO KC LAR BAL DET BUF DEN NE PHI SEA 70
  5 10 6 1 14 13 7 2 12 8 4 11 9 3  
Brimacombe PIT JAC MIA ARI NO KC MIN GB DET LAC DEN NE PHI SEA 70
  13 12 6 2 11 14 5 1 4 10 9 8 7 3  
Miglio PIT JAC MIA HOU NO KC MIN GB CHI LAC DEN NE PHI SEA 69
  14 12 6 2 11 13 4 3 1 7 5 10 9 8  
Heiser PIT JAC MIA ARI NO KC MIN GB DET LAC CIN NE PHI SEA 69
  13 11 9 8 7 14 6 4 12 3 2 10 5 1  
Roberts TEN JAC MIA HOU NO KC LAR GB DET LAC DEN NE PHI SEA 68
  1 14 4 6 12 13 2 9 10 8 3 7 11 5  
Holloway PIT JAC MIA ARI NO KC LAR GB DET LAC DEN NE PHI SEA 67
  11 12 5 2 13 14 1 3 10 4 7 8 9 6  
Wood PIT JAC MIA ARI NO KC LAR BAL DET BUF DEN NE PHI SEA 59
  6 11 2 4 12 14 8 1 7 3 5 13 9 10  
Hicks PIT JAC MIA HOU NO KC MIN GB CHI LAC DEN OAK DAL SEA 57
  11 13 8 4 14 12 6 7 1 9 10 2 3 5  
Away TEN JAC TB ARI WAS KC LAR BAL DET BUF CIN NE PHI ATL  
Total Pts 1 222 20 41 0 225 24 32 108 16 12 164 141 16  
Home PIT CLE MIA HOU NO NYG MIN GB CHI LAC DEN OAK DAL SEA  
Total Pts 180 0 74 21 204 0 72 49 6 104 71 3 4 80  
Tot Conf Pts 181 222 94 62 204 225 96 81 114 120 83 167 145 96  

Kansas City was the team that had the most confidence points on them last week, so their upset loss did a lot of damage to the board. Miami, Arizona, Green Bay, Denver and Seattle were all favored to win their games by the staff, but lost. 

OVERALL RANKINGS

Knotts pulled into 4th with his big win this week. Brimacombe and Grant tied with 70 and Roberts fell a couple more points behind with 68. As we head into the home stretch, it will be interesting to see if the leaders can continue to distance themselves from the rest of the pack. 

Staffer Wk01 Wk02 Wk03 Wk04 Wk05 Wk06 Wk07 Wk08 Wk09 Wk10 Wk11 Wk12 Wk13 Wk14 Wk15 Wk16 Wk17 Total
Brimacombe 85 112 77 79 81 56 108 84 55 99 70             906
Grant 88 117 80 81 70 42 94 87 56 97 70             882
Roberts 90 112 67 86 69 47 110 81 54 88 68             872
Knotts 88 110 70 75 67 50 100 83 48 94 87             872
Haseley 85 111 86 89 55 48 92 86 50 91 75             868
Mamula 81 113 66 80 64 53 96 81 59 83 79             855
Tuccitto 86 104 74 83 66 44 96 78 43 95 76             845
Miglio 72 99 67 84 62 43 100 82 66 98 69             842
Bitonti 78 105 73 85 56 41 94 87 56 86 70             831
Feery 79 111 58 87 57 51 80 84 63 85 76             831
Holloway 93 112 55 80 64 45 103 81 49 70 67             819
Pasquino 66 100 77 88 59 36 85 79 51 99 72             812
Wimer 78 101 63 80 80 45 66 76 48 87 86             810
Garda 85 111 67 73 65 32 79 75 54 90 71             802
Larkin 82 100 65 74 49 50 94 85 54 74 75             802
Wood 102 90 81 65 49 27 96 84 52 88 59             793
Hicks 71 97 85 87 28 48 94 77 57 72 57             773
Heiser 42 89 81 79 54 42 93 75 52 78 69             754

THIS WEEK'S PICKS

Here are the picks for this week.

Staffer MIN LAC NYG TEN TB MIA CLE CHI CAR BUF SEA JAC NO DEN GB HOU MNF
  DET DAL WAS IND ATL NE CIN PHI NYJ KC SF ARI LAR OAK PIT BAL TOT
Miglio MIN DAL WAS IND ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA ARI LAR OAK PIT BAL 43
  9 13 12 4 10 16 3 15 5 6 11 2 1 7 14 8  
Garda MIN LAC WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC LAR OAK PIT BAL 45
  4 5 10 8 11 16 9 13 7 14 12 6 2 3 15 1  
Hicks DET DAL WAS IND ATL NE CIN PHI NYJ KC SEA ARI LAR OAK PIT BAL 37
  3 5 7 1 10 16 6 15 2 4 11 9 8 12 14 13  
Heiser DET LAC WAS IND ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC NO OAK PIT BAL 38
  16 4 15 6 14 13 12 11 9 8 10 7 2 5 3 1  
Feery DET LAC WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI NYJ KC SEA JAC NO OAK PIT BAL 40
  4 1 13 12 10 15 11 16 5 6 9 7 2 3 14 8  
Tuccitto DET LAC WAS IND ATL NE CIN PHI NYJ KC SEA JAC NO OAK PIT BAL 49
  4 2 12 3 9 16 14 11 1 15 13 8 6 7 10 5  
Larkin DET LAC WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA ARI LAR DEN PIT BAL 36
  10 9 8 7 11 13 12 14 6 16 5 4 2 3 15 1  
Knotts MIN LAC WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC NO OAK PIT BAL 40
  2 1 10 11 13 14 12 15 8 9 7 6 3 4 16 5  
Brimacombe DET LAC WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC LAR OAK PIT BAL 42
  2 1 9 6 13 16 7 11 10 14 12 5 3 4 15 8  
Wood MIN DAL WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC NO OAK PIT BAL 43
  16 15 14 13 12 10 11 9 8 7 5 4 6 3 2 1  
Haseley DET DAL WAS IND ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC NO OAK PIT BAL 39
  2 8 9 5 13 16 12 15 7 10 11 3 4 1 14 6  
Pasquino DET LAC WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC NO DEN PIT BAL 34
  3 9 5 8 12 16 7 14 6 13 10 11 4 2 15 1  
Mamula MIN LAC WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC NO OAK PIT BAL 42
  1 3 6 7 8 16 14 15 10 9 12 5 3 4 13 11  
Roberts MIN LAC WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC NO DEN PIT BAL 37
  4 2 12 7 13 16 11 14 8 9 10 6 3 1 15 5  
Wimer MIN LAC WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC LAR OAK PIT BAL 38
  6 16 5 4 13 14 3 15 8 12 11 7 2 1 10 9  
Bitonti MIN DAL WAS IND ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC LAR OAK PIT BAL 45
  3 4 9 1 14 15 12 7 11 13 6 5 2 8 16 10  
Holloway MIN LAC WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI NYJ KC SEA JAC NO OAK PIT BAL 40
  4 2 9 6 13 16 7 15 1 10 8 5 3 12 14 11  
Grant MIN DAL WAS TEN ATL NE CIN PHI CAR KC SEA JAC LAR OAK PIT BAL 39
  3 2 9 1 11 15 12 16 7 8 10 4 5 6 14 13  
Away MIN LAC NYG TEN TB MIA CLE CHI CAR BUF SEA JAC NO DEN GB HOU  
Total Pts 52 55 0 90 0 0 0 0 110 0 173 89 36 6 0 0  
Home DET DAL WAS IND ATL NE CIN PHI NYJ KC SF ARI LAR OAK PIT BAL  
Total Pts 44 47 174 20 210 269 175 241 9 183 0 15 25 80 229 117  
Tot Conf Pts 96 102 174 110 210 269 175 241 119 183 173 104 61 86 229 117  

HEAVY FAVORITES

This is a BIG week for unanimous picks with Vegas having 8 teams (half the games) favored by a touchdown or more! That means that a lot of teams will be picked by everyone, the Footballguys.com staff included. Teams like Washington, Atlanta, New England, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Seattle, Pittsburgh and Baltimore will all likely be picked by most of the players in your office pool and will be heavily favored in any confidence games as well. Carolina, Jacksonville and Oakland will all be heavy favorites this week, although considerable lower in the confidence rankings. 

DUAL SUPPORT

Two of the three Thanksgiving Day games should some of the toughest to call with Minnesota at Detroit and the Chargers at the Cowboys being two games that the staff felt pretty even about. The lowest total confidence game of the week was the Saints at the Rams with just 61 total confidence points on the game and the Saints being a slight favorite for the staff. 

ODDS AND ENDS

We're back to a full 16 games this weekend, bringing the maximum total points up to 136 for a perfect score. With so many heavy favorites this week, unless there are some big upsets, you can expect some of the highest scoring that we have had all season!

Good luck this weekend!