AP Pro32 ballot from Brown

AP Pro32 ballot from Brown
November 27, 2012, 4:45 pm
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Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter Clifton Brown of Sporting News:

Week 13

CLIFTON BROWN (Sporting News)

1. New England Patriots - Offense is lethal, with Tom Brady having an MVP caliber season.

2. San Francisco 49ers - Defense is dynamite, and Colin Kaepernick adds new dimension.

3. Denver Broncos - If Knowshon Moreno is consistent, that will be a huge lift for the offense.

4. New York Giants - Tough opponents still bring out their best. That's a good sign.

5. Chicago Bears - Without Jay Cutler, they are nothing special. With him, they could be.

6. Houston Texans - Their defense looks more vulnerable, but Matt Schaub is on a roll.

7. Baltimore Ravens - When you don't play well and win, that's the sign of a good team.

8. Atlanta Falcons - Better to have 10 wins and skeptics, than fewer wins and more praise.

9. Cincinnati Bengals - Playing best football right now, which could lead to playoff berth.

10. New Orleans Saints - Loss to 49ers hurt. Could be the best team that misses the playoffs.

11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Their effort is consistent, and their wild card hopes remain alive.

12. Washington Redskins - RG3 vs. Giants should make for an electric Monday night.

13. Green Bay Packers - They have to protect Aaron Rodgers better to reach the Super Bowl.

14. Indianapolis Colts - With each victory, an improbable playoff season appears likely.

15. Seattle Seahawks - Their struggles on the road could cost them a wild card spot.

16. Dallas Cowboys - Capable of teasing you, but they are incapable of playing consistently.

17. San Diego Chargers - Losses that should have been wins - an old story for Norv Turner.

18. Detroit Lions - Ndamukong Suh continues to make more controversy than big plays.

19. Carolina Panthers - Maybe Cam Newton's feel-good night vs. Eagles will spark him.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers - Seems like half the team is injured. They need Big Ben - badly.

21. Cleveland Browns - This team is playing hard for Pat Shurmur. That could save him.

22. Miami Dolphins - Ryan Tannehill is tough and talented, which bodes well for future.

23. St. Louis Rams - Making strides under Jeff Fisher, and Steven Jackson is still solid back.

24. Minnesota Vikings - After a strong start, this team looks vulnerable to a late-season slide.

25. Buffalo Bills - Play-calling, defense, turnovers - something always seems to be amiss.

26. New York Jets - Thanksgiving exposed the Jets as pretenders not contenders.

27. Arizona Cardinals - Their quarterback situation is sad, and there may not be a quick fix.

28. Philadelphia Eagles - A team playing out the season - poorly. Defense is simply horrible.

29. Jacksonville Jaguars - Chad Henne makes their offense more effective and explosive.

30. Tennessee Titans - Firing Chris Palmer can't solve all this team's offensive problems.

31. Oakland Raiders - The Raiders are yielding 42.2 points per game since Week 9.

32. Kansas City Chiefs - The Chiefs have not reached 20 points in a game since September.

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