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TWIF Pick 'Em: Week 6

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

Maurice Jones-Drew and the Jaguars could be record underdogs come Sunday afternoon.(AP)
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NFL Week 5 was another tough one for the TWIF panel, as unanimous picks Atlanta and San Diego let the crew down and the Giants and Patriots cost all but Ross Tucker and Ryan Ruocco respectively an extra win. In the end, though, the Bears were Ryan’s only other pick to go awry, and he took the weekly win at 10-4 – moving him back into a tie with Ross (who was 9-5) atop the yearly standings.

Headed into Week 6, we have a TWIF Pick ‘Em first: two picks on the same game. See, when the opening lines came out from the oddsmakers on Monday, the Jacksonville Jaguars were pegged 28-point underdogs for their game in Denver on Sunday afternoon, a line that if it sticks will be the biggest difference in the Super Bowl era and tie an all-time NFL record for the biggest spread ever.

So, in “honor” of that, we’ve had the guys pick that game twice: once straight up, and once if the Broncos had a theoretical -28 on the scoreboard at the opening kickoff. While we will spoil and say the pick for the latter is one of three the team is split down the middle on, the former is one of 11 picks the fearsome foursome are in agreement on; that means there might be very little separation this week, but with Howard the lone dissenter in the other two games, he could start to make a move.

Let’s see who the gang has gone with this week, but first, a look at the latest standings…

WEEK 5 RECORD:
Ryan Ruocco: 10-4
Ross Tucker: 9-5
Howard Cross: 8-6
Gary Myers: 7-7

SEASON TO DATE RECORDS:
Ross Tucker: 53-25
Ryan Ruocco: 53-25
Gary Myers: 49-29
Howard Cross: 43-35

…and now, the panel’s picks for Week 6:

GAME
RUOCCO
CROSS
TUCKER
MYERS
NY Giants at Chicago (Thurs. Night)
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Cincinnati at Buffalo
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
St. Louis at Houston
Houston
St. Louis
Houston
Houston
Carolina at Minnesota
Minnesota
Minnesota
Minnesota
Minnesota
Pittsburgh at NY Jets
NY Jets
NY Jets
NY Jets
NY Jets
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay
Philadelphia
Tampa Bay
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Oakland at Kansas City
Kansas City
Kansas City
Kansas City
Kansas City
Green Bay at Baltimore
Baltimore
Green Bay
Baltimore
Green Bay
Detroit at Cleveland
Detroit
Cleveland
Detroit
Cleveland
Tennessee at Seattle
Seattle
Seattle
Seattle
Seattle
Jacksonville at Denver (Pick ‘Em)
Denver
Denver
Denver
Denver
Jacksonville at Denver (Denver -28)
Jacksonville
Denver
Jacksonville
Denver
New Orleans at New England
New Orleans
New Orleans
New Orleans
New Orleans
Arizona at San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
Washington at Dallas (Sun. Night)
Dallas
Dallas
Dallas
Dallas
Indianapolis at San Diego (Mon. Night)
Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Indianapolis
BYES: Atlanta, Miami
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