Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter Chris Berman of ESPN:
CHRIS BERMAN (ESPN)
1. Houston Texans - Forceful on both sides of football.
2. San Francisco 49ers - Not sure what that tie was.
3. Baltimore Ravens - Gearing up for two games the next three weeks
against the Steelers.
4. Green Bay Packers - Bye over. Let's see what Mike McCarthy has
5. Atlanta Falcons - Didn't need undefeated questions hanging over
their head anyway.
6. New England Patriots - Back to just outscoring opponents.
7. Denver Broncos - Peyton + defense + special teams = quite a
8. Chicago Bears - Need Cutler for SF Monday Nighter.
9. Pittsburgh Steelers - Need Ben for Baltimore games.
10. Seattle Seahawks - Petitioning NFL for 16-game home schedule.
11. New York Giants - Assuming bye week is what doctor ordered.
12. New Orleans Saints - Run from 0-4 to this. Very impressive.
13. Dallas Cowboys - Bottle that fourth quarter in Philly and use
14. Indianapolis Colts - Colts being 6-3 could be story of the year in
15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Bucs being contenders is another great
story of the year.
16. Minnesota Vikings - So is the performance of Adrian Peterson.
17. Philadelphia Eagles - This losing streak will end soon, right?
18. San Diego Chargers - Better figure it out before arriving in
19. Detroit Lions - Just when you trust them oops.
20. Washington Redskins - Would be nice to win at home.
21. Arizona Cardinals - Lots of people become rejuvenated after a rest
week in Arizona.
22. St. Louis Rams - Should have beaten 49ers.
23. Tennessee Titans - Huge props for one week turnaround.
24. Miami Dolphins - A big step backwards.
25. Cincinnati Bengals - Andy was dandy.
26. Carolina Panthers - Weren't going to beat old friend John Fox.
27. Buffalo Bills - Five of last seven at home.
28. New York Jets - Grounded.
29. Cleveland Browns - Will play hard.
30. Oakland Raiders - Haven't allowed back-to-back point totals like
this since before Al Davis.
31. Kansas City Chiefs - Great professional effort on Monday Night
32. Jacksonville Jaguars - Jags need more claws.