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TWIF Pick 'Em: Week 2

09/12/2013 10:09 AM ET
By YESNetwork.com Staff

After an impressive Eagles win over Washington Monday night, the TWIF panel is all in on Chip Kelly's Birds for Week 2.(AP)
Want to test your football prognostication skills against the experts of This Week in Football? 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 February you’ll see who has bragging rights as the big winner among the panel.

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Week 1 is in the books this NFL season, and as always it left 16 teams undefeated and 16 hoping this week nets them their first win. The AFC North in particular had a difficult week, as all four teams lost to make them the only winless division in the NFL; Pittsburgh’s loss to Tennessee was especially tough for the TWIF panel, as that game was one of two that all four whiffed on.

That said, Gary Myers finished Week 1 with a panel-best 12-4 record, with his confidence in the Jets – he was the only panelist to pick Gang Green – making the difference. Ryan Ruocco and Ross Tucker both went 11-5, while Howard Cross brings up the early rear at 9-7.

Week 2 kicks off with an always-entertaining Jets/Patriots matchup on Thursday night, and ends with a battle that will see one AFC North team even their record on Monday night. By then, we’ll know if Howard Cross is well ahead in first place for the season, or well behind in last; the panel is unanimous on nine games – including picking the Pats and Bengals to win to bookend the week – but Cross is the lone dissenter with the bunch on five of the other seven games.

Will Howard prove to be a pigskin prognosticator or a football fraud? Let’s see who the gang has gone with this week, but first, a look at the early standings…

WEEK 1 RECORD:
Gary Myers: 12-4
Ross Tucker: 11-5
Ryan Ruocco: 11-5
Howard Cross: 9-7

SEASON TO DATE RECORDS:
Gary Myers: 12-4
Ross Tucker: 11-5
Ryan Ruocco: 11-5
Howard Cross: 9-7

…and now, the panel’s picks for Week 2:

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