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TWIF Pick 'Em: NFL Week 14

12/05/2013 9:45 AM ET
By YESNetwork.com Staff

Is a third straight win on tap for Gus Bradley's Jaguars? Most of the TWIF panel thinks so.(AP)
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Last week in the NFL only saw Steelers coach Mike Tomlin go without penalty despite nearly tripping a Ravens player, the referees in the Giants-Redskins game completely lose track of both geography and math, Minnesota come within 110 seconds of a second straight tie, and the NFC's best team throttle their second best with ease.

That all said, the TWIF panel had a pretty easy week of it, as Ryan and Ross tied for the weekly lead at 12-4, with Gary Myers just a game behind and Howard Cross bringing up the rear at a still-impressive 10-6. That left Ross still with a two-game lead in the season standings, but Ryan did put a game between himself and Gary in the second-place derby.

So, then, would you believe that there are a couple of choices in the Week 14 TWIF Pick 'Em that may be even crazier than all of the above?

The crew is unanimous on eight of 16 picks this week, so the other eight will of course determine who takes control in the close race that is the season standings…but within those unanimous picks, the panel has the NFC's best team losing on the road to a fringe playoff team, and they're 3-1 in favor of both another Jaguars win and a halt to the longest current winning streak in the NFL. Each panelist is on the down side of at least one 3-1 tally this week, so it all could come out in the wash, but it bears watching real close as we head into the final 64 games of the regular season.

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

WEEK 13 RECORD:
Ryan Ruocco: 12-4
Ross Tucker: 12-4
Gary Myers: 11-5
Howard Cross: 10-6

SEASON TO DATE RECORDS:
Ross Tucker: 124-69-1
Ryan Ruocco: 122-71-1
Gary Myers: 121-72-1
Howard Cross: 114-79-1

…and now, the panel's picks for Week 14:

 

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