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TWIF Pick 'Em: NFL Week 8

10/24/2013 9:52 AM ET
By YESNetwork.com Staff

The TWIF panel thinks the Niners will bring "Kaepernicking" to London in a big way.(AP)
Want to test your football prognostication skills against the experts of This Week in Football? This season, you have the chance!

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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Last week saw the undefeated Broncos “upset” in Indianapolis and second unbeaten nearly bite the dust in Kansas City – and it was “upset” time in the TWIF Pick ‘Em as well, as Howard Cross surged above the competition and went 10-5 to win the weekly prize. Howard remains in fourth place on the season, but by virtue of Ryan Ruocco’s 9-6 mark, we have an undisputed leader for the first time in three weeks, as Ryan moved one game ahead of 8-7 Ross Tucker into sole possession of the top spot.

This week, the NFL returns to London for the second of two international games this year, and the TWIF panel thinks there will be no Jacksonville upset of San Francisco…in fact, they think most of this week’s 13 games are pretty cut and dried, as Niners over Jags is one of 11 the panel is unanimous on. There could still be a change at the top of the standings, however, as Ryan has the Jets over Cincinnati and Ross has Arizona over Atlanta – so a Bengals/Cardinals sweep could put Ross back in sole possession of first place.

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

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

SEASON TO DATE RECORDS:
Ryan Ruocco: 72-37
Ross Tucker: 71-38
Gary Myers: 66-43
Howard Cross: 62-47

…and now, the panel’s picks for Week 8:

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