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TWIF Picks: NFL Week 14

12/06/2012 12:52 PM ET
By YESNetwork.com Staff

Matt Ryan and the Falcons could clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC this week.(AP)
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Week 13 nearly saw the second tie of the season between the Rams and Niners, did see New England, Denver, and Atlanta clinch their divisions, and brought Houston to a playoff berth and the brink of the AFC South crown. In TWIF land, the gang went just 7-5 in their unanimous choices, but both Ross Tucker and Howard Cross went 3-1 in their other four picks to take the weekly win at 10-6; Gary Myers was right behind at 9-7 and Ryan Ruocco placed fourth at 8-8, so while Ryan maintained his place atop the overall standings, all three challengers inched a little closer to knocking him off his perch.

As for Week 14, Houston and Atlanta could both mathematically clinch the No. 1 seeds in their respective conferences this week; unfortunately, the TWIF panel unanimously believes the former won’t happen, as they’ve all selected New England to rope the Texans on Monday night. That is one of a dozen games the gang agrees upon this week, and with Ryan and Gary differing on just one game, we can confirm that Mr. Ruocco has clinched at least a tie atop the yearly standings come next Tuesday.

Let’s take a look at the latest standings…

WEEK 13 RECORD:
Ross Tucker: 10-6 (.625)
Howard Cross: 10-6 (.625)
Gary Myers: 9-7 (.563)
Ryan Ruocco: 8-8 (.500)

SEASON TO DATE RECORDS:
Ryan Ruocco: 128-63-1 (.669)
Gary Myers: 127-64-1 (.664)
Ross Tucker: 121-72-1 (.633)
Howard Cross: 119-74-1 (.622)

…and now, the panel’s picks for Week 14:

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