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TWIF Pick 'Em: NFL Week 9

10/31/2013 9:45 AM ET
By YESNetwork.com Staff

The TWIF panel unanimously picked "The Red Rifle" to shoot down a second straight AFC East team this week.(AP)
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Last week was one of unity for the TWIF panel, as they were unanimous of 11 of 13 games and went 9-2 with those picks. As such, there wasn’t much left to chance in the standings – but Ross Tucker won the mini-lottery, as his wise pick of Arizona over Atlanta helped him to an 11-2 record and the weekly win, and when combined with Ryan Ruocco’s unwise pick of the Jets over Cincinnati, Ross was able to re-take the season lead as well.

Week 9 is the official midpoint line in the NFL season, as come next Tuesday, all 32 games will be at least halfway through their schedule. Much like the NFC East, no one is out of the TWIF Pick ‘Em race just yet, and with the panel unanimous on just seven of 13 games, someone could make a huge surge, with Ryan Ruocco the wildcard choice. Ryan is the lone panelist to pick Atlanta, Buffalo, St. Louis, and Baltimore and he and Gary Myers chose Washington over San Diego, so a sweep of that quintet could give him a comfortable lead in the yearly standings – but on the flip side, an oh-fer could put Ross Tucker out to a humongous lead instead.

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

WEEK 8 RECORD:
Ross Tucker: 11-2
Howard Cross: 10-3
Gary Myers: 10-3
Ryan Ruocco: 9-4

SEASON TO DATE RECORDS:
Ross Tucker: 82-40
Ryan Ruocco: 81-41
Gary Myers: 76-46
Howard Cross: 72-50

…and now, the panel’s picks for Week 9:

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