NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Green Bay Packers by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
GREEN BAY PACKERS (5)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 3) - Five-game winning streak and back in first place.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 5) - A five-game winning streak has made them the NFC North favorites.
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 4) - Rodgers carrying this team right now with another MVP-type season.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 4) - Nothing pretty except the final result, as the Packers outlast the Lions in Detroit to continue their domination over their NFC North rivals.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 7) - Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 17 TD passes against only two interceptions in the last five games, all Packer victories.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 5) - They're hot, they're back in first and they're beginning to look like a Super Bowl team waiting to happen.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 5) - Plenty of issues abound, but Aaron Rodgers is having another MVP season.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 7) - Aaron Rodgers can put points on the board, but the defense has lots of issues. Dom Capers does a masterful job to cover problems up, but how far can they go?
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 3) - They eked one out against division rival Lions and now need their stars, Clay Matthews and Greg Jennings, back to make their run.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 7) - Usually, it's Detroit that needs last-minute heroics to win. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers turned the tables by leading the late game-winning drive in last week's 24-20 road victory.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 3) - With any other quarterback, they would be just another team.