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TWIF Picks: NFL Week 8

10/25/2012 10:44 AM ET
By YESNetwork.com Staff

Matt Hasselbeck and the Titans kept three of four TWIF panelists from a perfect week.(AP)
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Week 7 in the NFL truly was business as expected, as out of 13 games, 12 of the oddsmakers’ “favorites” scored victories. That success carried over to the TWIF panel, as the group went 11-0 in their unanimous games and only Buffalo’s loss to Tennessee kept the three panelists whose picks were completely in sync from having a perfect week. However, because Cleveland’s loss to Indianapolis also cost Howard Cross a perfect week, we have a four-way tie at 12-1 for the weekly win and no change in the yearly standings.

Attention now turns to Week 8, which includes the NFL’s annual game in London. This year, that contest will see the Rams “host” the Patriots at Wembley Stadium, and despite the travel concern, all four TWIF panelists believe New England will come out on top. That game included though, the panel is only unanimous on seven of 14 games this week, meaning that we’re likely to see some separation in the yearly standings once Monday’s Niners/Cardinals clash is in the books.

Let’s see who the gang has gone with this week, but first, a look at those up-to-date standings…

WEEK 7 RECORD:
Gary Myers: 12-1 (.923)
Ryan Ruocco: 12-1 (.923)
Howard Cross: 12-1 (.923)
Ross Tucker: 12-1 (.923)

SEASON TO DATE RECORDS:
Gary Myers: 67-37 (.644)
Ryan Ruocco: 66-38 (.635)
Howard Cross: 64-40 (.615)
Ross Tucker: 63-41 (.606)

…and now, the panel’s picks for Week 8:

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