TWIF Pick 'Em: Week 6
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 January you’ll see who has bragging rights as the big winner among the panel.
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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:
|NY Giants at Chicago (Thurs. Night)|
|Cincinnati at Buffalo|
|St. Louis at Houston|
|Carolina at Minnesota|
|Pittsburgh at NY Jets|
|Philadelphia at Tampa Bay|
|Oakland at Kansas City|
|Green Bay at Baltimore|
|Detroit at Cleveland|
|Tennessee at Seattle|
|Jacksonville at Denver (Pick ‘Em)|
|Jacksonville at Denver (Denver -28)|
|New Orleans at New England|
|Arizona at San Francisco|
|Washington at Dallas (Sun. Night)|
|Indianapolis at San Diego (Mon. Night)|