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TWIF Pick 'Em: Week 3

09/19/2013 10:09 AM ET
By YESNetwork.com Staff

Can Eli and Big Blue bounce back from a loss in the Manning Bowl? The TWIF panel unanimously says yes.(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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It seems like it was just yesterday that the NFL season was kicking off, but alas, two weeks, or one-eighth of any team’s schedule, is already in the past. Eight teams remain undefeated at 2-0 while eight stand at 0-2, and among both groups are a couple of surprises; you might think, for instance, that the Steelers, Redskins, Vikings and Giants would be in the former club, but instead a combined are 0-8 – and surely very few would have guessed that by Sept. 15, the Chiefs would have already matched their win total from the entire 2012 season.

When it comes to standings in this year’s TWIF Pick ‘Em, the budding bromance between Ryan Ruocco and Ross Tucker continued to grow in Week 2; the pair had the same exact pick set, and their faith paid off in the form of matching 14-2 records that move them into a tie atop the yearly standings; Gary Myers actually dropped from first to third with a second straight 12-4 week, while Howard Cross gambled big by dissenting on five picks but came up short on all of them and ended up 9-7 once again.

Week 3 dawns, and this may give us the first big separation amongst the panel; the gang is only unanimous on seven of 16 games this week, and with their difference in picks, either Ryan or Ross could gain up to six games on the other if they run the table.

With that, let’s take a look at the current standings…

WEEK 2 RECORD:
Ryan Ruocco: 14-2
Ross Tucker: 14-2
Gary Myers: 12-4
Howard Cross: 9-7

SEASON TO DATE RECORDS:
Ryan Ruocco: 25-7
Ross Tucker: 25-7
Gary Myers: 24-8
Howard Cross: 18-14

…and now, the panel’s picks for Week 3:

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