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TWIF Pick 'Em: NFL Week 12

11/21/2013 9:45 AM ET
By YESNetwork.com Staff

Will Andre Johnson and the Texans get it together against the Jags? The TWIF panel thinks so.(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.

You can keep track of your record and see if you end up beating the experts...and of course, don't forget to watch This Week in Football every Tuesday during the NFL season on YES!

As it turns out, last week, Howard Cross was more gambler than prophet.

You may remember that Howard went out on a limb, being the only TWIF panelist to pick Kansas City, Washington, Cleveland, and Jacksonville…and unfortunately, he went 0-for-4 on that run, leading to just the second sub-.500 record of the season. On the flip side, Ryan Ruocco ended up going 10-5 to win the weekly title, and also picked up one game on 9-6 Ross Tucker in the yearly race while also adding one game on his lead over 9-6 Gary Myers.

Week 12 is the final bye week of the season, with four teams (including three division leaders) enjoying the latest vacation of the year. The gang is unanimous on eight of the 14 games this week – with those picks including the 2-8 Texans stopping their skid by topping the 1-9 Jaguars – and with the various combos that are possible based on their picks in the other six games, there could once again be a major shakeup in the yearly standings.

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

WEEK 11 RECORD:
Ryan Ruocco: 10-5
Gary Myers: 9-6
Ross Tucker: 9-6
Howard Cross: 6-9

SEASON TO DATE RECORDS:
Ross Tucker: 107-57
Ryan Ruocco: 105-59
Gary Myers: 102-62
Howard Cross: 95-69

…and now, the panel’s picks for Week 12:

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