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TWIF Picks: NFL Week 5

10/04/2012 4:28 PM ET
By YESNetwork.com Staff

Christian Ponder and the Vikings kept the TWIF panel from going 9-0 on unanimous Week 4 picks.(AP)
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Week 4 was much better for the TWIF panel than Week 3, as all four men picked at least 10 games correctly and the quarter went 8-1 on their nine unanimous choices. However, it was his individuality that kept the Daily News’ Gary Myers on top; he dissented with Ryan Ruocco, Howard Cross, and Ross Tucker on four of the remaining six games, and thanks to Chicago’s victory over Dallas on Monday night, Gary was able to tie Ryan and Howard for the weekly lead and remain tied with Howard for the overall season lead.

For Week 5, eight of the 14 games are unanimous picks. Three out of the four panelists agree on five others, and this week, it will be Howard Cross whose individuality helps or hurts the most, as he is the dissenter on three of those five games.

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

WEEK 4 RECORD:
Ryan Ruocco: 11-4 (.733)
Howard Cross: 11-4 (.733)
Gary Myers: 11-4 (.733)
Ross Tucker: 10-5 (.667)

SEASON TO DATE RECORDS:
Howard Cross: 36-27 (.571)
Gary Myers: 36-27 (.571)
Ryan Ruocco: 35-28 (.556)
Ross Tucker: 33-30 (.524)

…and now, the panel’s picks for Week 5:

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