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TWIF Pick 'Em: NFL Week 16

12/19/2013 1:04 PM ET
By YESNetwork.com Staff

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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!

Week 15 in the NFL wasn’t as good to the TWIF panel as Week 14 was, but it was still a pretty good one; by virtue of his 10-6 record, Ryan Ruocco won the weekly derby vaulted back into a tie for second place with Gary Myers, who brought up the rear at 8-8. Both men are three games behind Ross Tucker with 32 picks left to be made, but as you’ll see below, it’s still not close to over.

The Week 16 slate has some marquee matchups, and with the right set of results, seven of the eight divisions could be clinched with a winner-take-all Bears/Packers showdown in Green Bay next week left to determine the eighth. With Thursday Night Football over, this week is a 15-game sprint on Sunday before the Niners and Falcons close out Monday Night Football, and a San Francisco victory is one of 10 results the gang is unanimous on – but with Howard or Ross the sole dissenter in five of the six remaining games, the chance is there for a crazy three-way horse race for the season trophy in Week 17.

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

WEEK 15 RECORD:
Ryan Ruocco: 10-6
Ross Tucker: 9-7
Howard Cross: 9-7
Gary Myers: 8-8

SEASON TO DATE RECORDS:
Ross Tucker: 146-79-1
Ryan Ruocco: 143-82-1
Gary Myers: 143-82-1
Howard Cross: 135-90-1

…and now, the panel’s picks for Week 16:

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