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TWIF Picks: NFL Week 3

09/20/2012 3:47 PM ET
By YESNetwork.com Staff

Andrew Luck's first NFL win was also a win for all four TWIF panelists.(AP)
Want to test your football prognostication skills against the experts of This Week in Football? This season, you have the chance!

Each week, we will post the TWIF panel’s picks for every game on the NFL slate here on YESNetwork.com, so you can see how your thoughts compare to those of Ryan Ruocco, Howard Cross, Ross Tucker, and Gary Myers. In addition, we’ll also be keeping a tally of how Ryan and the gang do all season, so come January you’ll see who has bragging rights as the big winner among the panel.

You can keep track of your record and see if you end up beating the experts...and of course, don't forget to watch This Week in Football every Tuesday during the NFL season on YES!

After two weeks of the NFL season, there is still little separation in the overall standings among the TWIF panel.

The gang was unanimous on 10 of 16 picks in Week 2, but once again, the upset train made multiple stops at TWIF station, as four of the teams they agreed on – the Chiefs, Raiders, Patriots, and Ravens – all laid eggs. In the end, host Ryan Ruocco was the weekly winner at 10-6, but the Daily News’ Gary Myers’ sage selection of Atlanta on Monday night helped him keep the overall lead.

For Week 3, the gang is unanimous on 11 of 16 games – including their pick of the Eagles to knock the Cardinals from the ranks of the unbeaten – and only Gary Myers has chosen the Panthers over the Giants and the Patriots over the Ravens. With those games nearly bookending the Week 3 schedule, Gary’s picks mean he’ll either be in an early lead or an early hole come Friday morning, but has one last chance to make up a game come Sunday night if he needs to retain his lead.

Let’s see who the gang has gone with this week, but first, a look at the latest standings…

WEEK 2 RECORD:
Ryan Ruocco: 10-6 (.625)
Gary Myers: 9-7 (.563)
Howard Cross: 9-7 (.563)
Ross Tucker: 8-8 (.500)

SEASON TO DATE RECORDS:
Gary Myers: 20-12 (.625)
Ross Tucker: 18-14 (.563)
Ryan Ruocco: 18-14 (.563)
Howard Cross: 17-15 (.531)

…and now, the panel’s picks for Week 3:

GAME
RUOCCO
CROSS
TUCKER
MYERS
NY Giants at Carolina (Thurs.)
NY Giants
NY Giants
NY Giants
Carolina
Tampa Bay at Dallas
Dallas
Dallas
Dallas
Dallas
Jacksonville at Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Buffalo at Cleveland
Buffalo
Buffalo
Cleveland
Cleveland
NY Jets at Miami
NY Jets
NY Jets
NY Jets
NY Jets
Kansas City at New Orleans
New Orleans
New Orleans
New Orleans
New Orleans
Cincinnati at Washington
Washington
Washington
Washington
Washington
St. Louis at Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
San Francisco at Minnesota
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
Detroit at Tennessee
Detroit
Detroit
Detroit
Detroit
Atlanta at San Diego
San Diego
Atlanta
San Diego
Atlanta
Philadelphia at Arizona
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh at Oakland
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Houston at Denver
Denver
Houston
Denver
Houston
New England at Baltimore
Baltimore
Baltimore
Baltimore
New England
Seattle at Green Bay
Green Bay
Green Bay
Green Bay
Green Bay
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