TWIF Pick 'Em: Conference Championships

01/17/2014 12:48 PM ET
By Staff

Another year, another AFC Championship Game for Tom Brady and the Patriots.(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, 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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So much for that "Philadelphia Eagles home opener" streak we referenced last week, as San Diego technically made it to the final five but no further - and thus, after a weekend where three of the four home teams coming off byes were victorious, we have Manning vs. Brady once again for the AFC Title and a showdown between NFC West powers for that crown come Sunday.

In the TWIF Pick 'Em, both Ross Tucker and Gary Myers were perfect, with Ryan Ruocco missing only on Carolina to finish 3-1 and Howard sweeping Saturday but getting shut out Sunday to go 2-2. With that, Ryan and Ross are tied for overall playoff supremacy at 6-2 and have eliminated Gary from even second place contention in the overall yearly derby, meaning it will be Tucker or Ruocco etched on the proverbial trophy a few weeks from now.

So who do the panelists think will meet in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2? No spoilers here, but we will tell you that of the four possible outcomes for the game, there's only one scenario that someone didn't pick.

Let's see who the gang has chosen, but first, a look at current standings…

Ross Tucker: 4-0
Gary Myers: 4-0
Ryan Ruocco: 3-1

Howard Cross: 2-2

Ryan Ruocco: 6-2
Ross Tucker: 6-2
Gary Myers: 5-3
Howard Cross: 4-4

Ross Tucker: 176-88-1
Ryan Ruocco: 174-90-1
Gary Myers: 170-94-1
Howard Cross: 160-104-1

…and now, the panel's picks for the Conference Championships:


New England at Denver (Sun. 3 PM)
New England
New England
San Francisco at Seattle (Sun. 6:30 PM)
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
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