Staff Confidence Pool (No Spread) Week 2

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 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

Well the entire field got off to a terrible start with every staffer picking New England to win the Thursday Night Football opener against the Chiefs with an average of confidence weight of 13 points when 15 was the max! However, Jason Wood only missed two games after that, giving him an easy victory this week with 102 confidence points out of 120 possible. Both Holloway and Roberts only missed one additional game, but that's usually enough to miss the top spot. 

Staffer KC PIT ARI JAC BAL OAK ATL PHI NYJ IND SEA CAR NYG NO LAC MNF TOT
  NE CLE DET HOU CIN TEN CHI WAS BUF LAR GB SF DAL MIN DEN TOT Pts
Wood NE PIT DET JAC CIN OAK ATL PHI BUF LAR SEA CAR DAL MIN DEN 42 102
  12 13 5 3 2 7 14 11 6 9 4 15 1 8 10    
Holloway NE PIT DET HOU BAL TEN ATL PHI BUF LAR GB CAR NYG MIN DEN 39 93
  11 15 5 12 2 3 13 4 14 6 8 9 1 7 10    
Roberts NE PIT ARI JAC CIN TEN ATL PHI BUF LAR GB CAR DAL MIN DEN 43 90
  15 14 4 1 9 2 13 3 12 7 10 11 8 6 5    
Grant NE PIT ARI HOU CIN OAK ATL WAS BUF LAR GB CAR DAL MIN DEN 42 88
  14 13 2 11 4 8 12 1 15 5 7 10 6 3 9    
Knotts NE PIT DET JAC CIN OAK ATL WAS BUF LAR GB SF DAL MIN LAC 44 88
  13 6 4 2 8 9 14 7 15 5 12 3 11 10 1    
Tuccitto NE PIT DET HOU CIN TEN ATL WAS BUF LAR GB CAR DAL MIN DEN 49 86
  13 14 4 12 5 1 10 3 15 2 6 11 9 8 7    
Garda NE PIT ARI HOU CIN OAK ATL WAS BUF LAR GB CAR DAL MIN DEN 60 85
  13 12 4 10 2 8 14 6 1 9 3 15 7 5 11    
Brimacombe NE PIT ARI HOU CIN OAK ATL PHI BUF LAR GB CAR DAL MIN DEN 47 85
  15 11 1 9 10 2 13 3 14 8 7 12 4 5 6    
Haseley NE PIT ARI HOU BAL TEN ATL WAS BUF LAR GB CAR DAL MIN DEN 41 85
  11 14 6 7 3 10 15 1 4 13 5 12 9 2 8    
Larkin NE PIT DET HOU BAL TEN ATL PHI BUF LAR GB CAR DAL MIN LAC 47 82
  14 11 7 15 6 8 12 5 13 4 9 10 3 2 1    
Mamula NE PIT ARI HOU CIN OAK ATL PHI BUF LAR GB CAR DAL MIN DEN 40 81
  14 15 8 12 5 6 13 3 11 7 9 10 4 1 2    
Feery NE PIT ARI HOU CIN OAK ATL PHI BUF LAR GB CAR NYG MIN DEN 40 79
  15 12 9 14 2 3 7 4 6 13 10 8 1 5 11    
Wimer NE PIT DET HOU CIN OAK ATL WAS BUF LAR GB CAR NYG NO LAC 49 78
  10 9 6 14 5 11 15 7 8 4 12 13 3 2 1    
Bitonti NE PIT DET HOU BAL OAK ATL WAS NYJ LAR GB CAR DAL NO DEN 43 78
  15 14 2 11 5 3 13 9 1 8 10 7 4 6 12    
Miglio NE PIT DET HOU CIN TEN ATL WAS BUF LAR GB CAR DAL MIN DEN 44 72
  13 12 7 15 11 6 14 3 10 2 1 8 5 4 9    
Hicks NE CLE DET HOU CIN TEN CHI WAS BUF LAR GB SF DAL MIN DEN 41 71
  9 1 8 10 11 7 3 6 4 12 5 2 13 14 15    
Pasquino NE PIT ARI HOU CIN TEN ATL PHI BUF LAR GB CAR NYG NO LAC 43 66
  12 15 8 14 2 6 10 5 11 13 3 9 4 7 1    
Heiser NE PIT ARI HOU CIN TEN CHI WAS BUF LAR GB CAR NYG MIN LAC 48 42
  15 14 13 12 11 10 3 9 8 7 6 5 4 2 1    
Away KC PIT ARI JAC BAL OAK ATL PHI NYJ IND SEA CAR NYG NO LAC    
Total Pts 0 214 55 6 16 57 202 38 1 0 4 165 13 15 5    
Home NE CLE DET HOU CIN TEN CHI WAS BUF LAR GB SF DAL MIN DEN    
Total Pts 234 1 48 178 87 53 6 52 167 134 123 5 84 82 115    
Tot Conf Pts 234 215 103 184 103 110 208 90 168 134 127 170 97 97 120    

New England was easily the biggest upset of the week, especially considering it was the game that has the most confidence points riding on it with 234. Houston's implosion at the hands of Jacksonville cost many people a big chunk as well, with 178 confidence points lost on that pick. Both Arizona and Washington were the favorites in their respective contests, but the matches were pretty even when it came to confidence points won or lost. 

OVERALL RANKINGS

Each week we'll track the overall leaderboard. For week 1, it's just the same as the results from above.

Staffer Wk01 Wk02 Wk03 Wk04 Wk05 Wk06 Wk07 Wk08 Wk09 Wk10 Wk11 Wk12 Wk13 Wk14 Wk15 Wk16 Wk17 Total
Wood 102                                 102
Holloway 93                                 93
Roberts 90                                 90
Grant 88                                 88
Knotts 88                                 88
Tuccitto 86                                 86
Garda 85                                 85
Brimacombe 85                                 85
Haseley 85                                 85
Larkin 82                                 82
Mamula 81                                 81
Feery 79                                 79
Wimer 78                                 78
Bitonti 78                                 78
Miglio 72                                 72
Hicks 71                                 71
Pasquino 66                                 66
Heiser 42                                 42

THIS WEEK'S PICKS

Here are the picks for this week.

Staffer HOU PHI TEN MIN ARI NE CHI CLE BUF NYJ MIA DAL SF WAS GB DET MNF TOT
  CIN KC JAC PIT IND NO TB BAL CAR OAK LAC DEN SEA LAR ATL NYG TOTAL Pts
Miglio CIN KC JAC PIT IND NE TB BAL CAR OAK LAC DEN SEA LAR GB NYG 46 136
  9 11 5 10 2 15 7 13 12 14 3 1 16 8 6 4    
Garda CIN KC JAC PIT ARI NE TB BAL CAR OAK MIA DEN SEA LAR GB DET 50 136
  6 11 10 9 12 5 13 4 14 15 3 2 16 8 1 7    
Hicks CIN KC JAC PIT IND NO TB BAL CAR OAK LAC DEN SEA LAR ATL NYG 44 136
  8 11 7 9 6 1 13 12 14 15 2 3 16 10 4 5    
Heiser                                   0
  .                                  
Feery CIN KC JAC PIT ARI NE TB BAL CAR OAK LAC DEN SEA LAR GB NYG 41 136
  2 9 4 3 11 14 12 13 10 16 5 8 15 6 7 1    
Tuccitto CIN KC JAC PIT IND NE TB BAL CAR OAK LAC DAL SEA LAR GB DET 49 136
  6 12 7 10 1 9 13 14 11 15 3 5 16 8 2 4    
Larkin CIN KC TEN PIT IND NO TB BAL CAR OAK LAC DEN SEA LAR GB NYG 38 136
  13 7 9 12 1 3 10 14 11 16 8 6 15 4 2 5    
Knotts CIN KC TEN PIT ARI NE TB CLE CAR OAK LAC DEN SEA LAR GB DET 47 136
  7 13 8 6 14 12 11 1 9 16 10 4 15 5 3 2    
Brimacombe CIN PHI TEN PIT ARI NE TB BAL CAR OAK LAC DEN SEA WAS GB DET 51 136
  8 2 1 7 13 11 10 14 12 16 9 3 15 6 5 4    
Wood CIN PHI TEN MIN ARI NE TB BAL CAR OAK LAC DAL SEA LAR GB NYG 43 136
  15 8 5 1 13 9 11 14 12 16 7 4 10 6 3 2    
Haseley CIN KC JAC PIT ARI NE TB BAL CAR OAK LAC DAL SEA LAR ATL NYG 49 136
  2 12 7 10 9 13 8 15 11 16 4 5 14 6 3 1    
Pasquino HOU PHI TEN MIN ARI NE TB BAL CAR OAK LAC DAL SEA LAR GB NYG 47 136
  5 4 6 2 12 10 14 9 15 16 8 11 13 7 3 1    
Mamula HOU KC TEN PIT ARI NE TB BAL CAR OAK LAC DEN SEA LAR GB NYG 45 136
  3 7 4 8 12 9 14 10 13 15 11 2 16 6 5 1    
Roberts CIN KC TEN PIT ARI NE TB BAL CAR OAK LAC DAL SEA LAR ATL DET 46 136
  3 13 1 5 11 12 10 14 9 16 8 7 15 6 4 2    
Wimer CIN KC JAC PIT ARI NE TB BAL CAR OAK LAC DAL SEA LAR GB NYG 40 136
  14 13 1 10 8 7 11 12 9 16 6 4 15 5 3 2    
Bitonti HOU PHI JAC PIT ARI NE TB BAL BUF OAK LAC DAL SEA WAS ATL NYG 45 136
  3 1 6 10 12 13 11 15 2 16 9 8 14 4 7 5    
Holloway CIN KC TEN PIT ARI NE TB BAL CAR OAK LAC DEN S LAR GB DET 45 136
  7 8 4 6 9 11 12 14 13 15 10 1 16 5 2 3    
Grant CIN KC TEN PIT ARI NE TB BAL CAR OAK MIA DAL SEA LAR ATL NYG 43 136
  7 13 1 10 8 14 12 11 9 16 5 6 15 4 3 2    
Away HOU PHI TEN MIN ARI NE CHI CLE BUF NYJ MIA DAL SF WAS GB DET    
Total Pts 11 15 39 3 144 164 0 1 2 0 8 50 0 10 42 22    
Home CIN KC JAC PIT IND NO TB BAL CAR OAK LAC DEN SEA LAR ATL NYG    
Total Pts 107 140 47 125 10 4 192 198 184 265 103 30 236 94 21 29    
Tot Conf Pts 118 155 86 128 154 168 192 199 186 265 111 80 236 104 63 51    

HEAVY FAVORITES

Seattle, Oakland and Tampa Bay are the easy choices this week, with the obvious reminder that New England was the easy choice last week as well. New England's loss didn't scare off most of the staff this week as well, and the Patriots, Chiefs, Steelers, Cardinals, Ravens, Chargers, and Rams are all heavy favorites with their respective contests this week and they should be near the top of your confidence pool boards.  

DUAL SUPPORT

The Monday Night matchup with the Giants and the Lions looks to be the toughest match to call this week. The Giants are a slight favorite with the staff, but 51 total confidence points show it to be the game that most people think could go either way. Green Bay vs. Atlanta, and Jacksonville vs. Tennessee also should be games that rank near the bottom of your board. 

ODDS AND ENDS

With all 16 teams playing this week, our maximum total points jumps back to 136 for a perfect score.  Note: Bear missed the article deadline to get his picks in this week. His picks will be included in the totals next week. 

Good luck this weekend!