AP Pro32 ballot from Judge

AP Pro32 ballot from Judge
November 27, 2012, 4:46 pm
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Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter Clark Judge of CBSSports.com:

Week 13

CLARK JUDGE (CBSSports.com)

1. San Francisco 49ers - Jim Harbaugh hasn't made up his mind whom he's playing next - Seattle or St. Louis.

2. Atlanta Falcons - So the Falcons play up or down to the competition. They win. Now the question is: Can they win in January?

3. Baltimore Ravens - Ray Lewis' possible return could spoil his candidacy for Cheerleader of the Year.

4. Houston Texans - Forget about the Astrodome. What are they going to do about the holes in the Texans' defense?

5. Denver Broncos - They're hot, they're balanced and they have Peyton Manning. What's not to like?

6. New England Patriots - They won their last eight regular-season games in each of the previous two years, so what's new?

7. Chicago Bears - Funny how that offensive line looks so much better once Jay Cutler returns.

8. Green Bay Packers - Somebody get Aaron Rodgers a Discount Double Check before he becomes part of the frozen tundra.

9. New York Giants - In the last 11 months, they've beaten Green Bay twice, San Francisco twice and Atlanta. Guess that makes them the NFC favorite.

10. Indianapolis Colts - This is better than a feel-good story. This is a pretty good football team.

11. New Orleans Saints - Joe Vitt's Interim Coach of the Year campaign just got derailed.

12. Seattle Seahawks - The Seahawks are practically unbeatable at home, but one of these days they're going to have to win on the road.

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - One week after Atlanta it's Denver ... in Denver. Uh-oh, the Bucs stop here.

14. Cincinnati Bengals - The Bengals are hot at just the right time. Only two problems still remain: Pittsburgh and Baltimore. Cincinnati can't beat them.

15. Washington Redskins - There's nothing RG3 can't do. So get him to fix the national deficit.

16. Pittsburgh Steelers - Now you know how valuable - or invaluable - Ben Roethlisberger is to these guys.

17. Dallas Cowboys - The good news: Three of their next four games are home. The bad: Three of their next four games are home. The Cowboys are 15-14 there.

18. Minnesota Vikings - There's just too much schedule and not enough Adrian Peterson for these guys to overcome.

19. Detroit Lions - Memo to Jim Schwartz: Know the frickin' rules. Signed, Jim Harbaugh.

20. Miami Dolphins - Ryan's Hope? That the real Tannehill was the guy who led those last three drives vs. Seattle.

21. Buffalo Bills - Nope, there's no truth to the rumor that Stevie Johnson will coach this team.

22. St. Louis Rams - After what Janoris Jenkins just did, maybe the entire team should be held after practice to run stadium steps.

23. Tennessee Titans - So Chris Palmer was the problem? On the contrary, the Titans just don't have enough playmakers.

24. San Diego Chargers - Last time I checked, Ray Rice was still running through the Chargers' secondary.

25. New York Jets - Now that Fireman Ed is gone, it's time to send in the clowns. Oh, wait, they're already here.

26. Arizona Cardinals - Three quarterbacks, no pass protection and a losing streak that won't end.

27. Carolina Panthers - If Cam Newton is "Superman" how come these guys are 3-8?

28. Cleveland Browns - It's never a good idea to have a white "surrender" flag giveaway before the season's over - especially when players can participate.

29. Philadelphia Eagles - Call it the curse of Jim Johnson, but the Eagles haven't been the same since his death. Three defensive coordinators, a 32-27 record and no playoff wins are the proof.

30. Jacksonville Jaguars - If I'm Blaine Gabbert, I start preparing for my next job interview.

31. Oakland Raiders - Looks like these guys like to hit the quarterback only after a play has been blown dead.

32. Kansas City Chiefs - Look at is this way: At least the Chiefs have their pick of quarterbacks in next year's draft.

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