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TWIF Picks: NFL Week 13

11/29/2012 10:17 AM ET
By YESNetwork.com Staff

Only Ryan Ruocco predicted a Giants win in Week 12, and Eli Manning and company rewarded his faith.(AP)
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Week 12 in the NFL began with a Thanksgiving feast, and ended with a 2-8 team topping a 3-7 opponent on Monday Night Football…but it also saw Ross Tucker claim a rare weekly win, as his 12-4 record in the first non-bye week since September put him atop the TWIF division during Turkey Day week. Ryan Ruocco finished just a game behind, and as a result re-took the lead in the yearly standings with just 80 games left on the docket.

As we move into Week 13, we could see the first invites to the postseason party handed out on Sunday afternoon, as Atlanta, Denver, New England, and Baltimore could all clinch their divisions and Houston can clinch a playoff berth. On the TWIF end, the panel is unanimous on 12 of 16 games, including all five of those involving the potential playoff teams, and based on their pick sets, we can be certain that Ryan Ruocco will remain atop the yearly standings with either a one or three-game lead come next Tuesday…but who will win the weekly battle?

Let’s take a look at the latest standings…

WEEK 12 RECORD:
Ross Tucker: 12-4 (.750)
Ryan Ruocco: 11-5 (.688)
Gary Myers: 8-8 (.500)
Howard Cross: 8-8 (.500)

SEASON TO DATE RECORDS:
Ryan Ruocco: 120-55-1 (.685)
Gary Myers: 118-57-1 (.673)
Ross Tucker: 111-66-1 (.634)
Howard Cross: 109-66-1 (.622)

…and now, the panel’s picks for Week 13:

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