AP Pro32 ballot from Lynch

AP Pro32 ballot from Lynch
November 27, 2012, 4:47 pm
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Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter John Lynch of Fox Sports:

Week 13

JOHN LYNCH (Fox Sports)

1. Houston Texans - They haven't been dominant the last couple of weeks, but they have continued to win.

2. Atlanta Falcons - The Bucs tested the Falcons, who keep "living on the edge."

3. San Francisco 49ers - It looks like the job is Colin Kapernick's to keep. Hard to argue as Kapernick and the Niners went into New Orleans against a smoking hot Saints team and handled them with room to spare.

4. New England Patriots - Fifty-nine points last week, 49 this week and the Pats defense is starting to play some good football.

5. Denver Broncos - The Broncos weren't as sharp as they have been, but Kansas City has always been a tough place for the Broncos. They move to 8-3 and host the Bucs on Sunday.

6. New York Giants - The Giants are done with the timeout I put them in with my rankings. Their victory against the Pack shows how good they can be. This is typically about the time Tom Coughlin and the G-Men work their magic.

7. Green Bay Packers - Hard to beat a team like the Giants on the road without three of your team's best players. LB Clay Matthews and WR Greg Jennings can't return soon enough for the Pack. Charles Woodson would be nice as well.

8. Baltimore Ravens - Fourth-and-29 and they convert. I think Ray Rice is still running. Wow! The Ravens continue to stack W's.

9. Chicago Bears - The Bears D made a statement that the drubbing they took at the hands of the 49er's was just an aberration, or San Francisco is very good. Jay Cutler is back, but now an already struggling O-line is banged up.

10. Pittsburgh Steelers - Eight turnovers. Very Un-Steeler like.

11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - This team gives a great effort every week and they gave the Falcons all they could handle. It doesn't get any easier as they travel to face Peyton Manning and the Broncos on Sunday.

12. Indianapolis Colts - The Colts continue their special season and are now 7-4.

13. Seattle Seahawks - Pete Carroll is going to petition the NFL to play all his team's games in Seattle.

14. Cincinnati Bengals - The Bengals welcomed Carson back and sent him home unhappy.

15. New Orleans Saints - The 49ers are really good. Just ask the Saints.

16. Washington Redskins - The Skins are back in the hunt.

17. Minnesota Vikings - Tough week for the Vikes to face the Bears on the road after the Bears were embarrassed on Monday night by San Fran and had their QB Jay Cutler back.

18. Miami Dolphins - Gutty W for Tannehill and the Dolphins. Tannehill played well against a Seattle defense that has made life miserable on a lot of QB's this season.

19. Dallas Cowboys - Not what the Cowboys were hoping for. RG3'd on Thanksgiving.

20. Detroit Lions - The Lions fought hard vs. the Texans, but much like their season, mistakes had them falling short.

21. San Diego Chargers - Fourth-and-29 ... really?

22. St. Louis Rams - That Rams team in the second half looked like a team to be reckoned with. Bradford playing well, RB Steven Jackson running over around and through defenders. Rookie WR Chris Givens running by people and finally a tough defense led by CB Janoris Jenkins, who took two Pick Six's to the house.

23. Buffalo Bills - The Bills found out what a lot of teams have this season. The Colts are a pretty good team and playing for something bigger than them!

24. New York Jets - The Jets roller coaster ride continues. On the free fall again as the Patriots did what the Patriots do. Humiliate teams.

25. Carolina Panthers - That looked like the Cam Newton we all were in awe of during his rookie season. The Panthers have shown improvement. Is it too little too late for Ron Rivera and his staff?

26. Tennessee Titans - Tennessee's season at a glance: They blow out a decent Dolphin team on the road only to turn around and take an L at the hands of the Jags.

27. Arizona Cardinals - The stat sheet won't show it because of the four INT's, but rookie QB Ryan Lindley actually showed some promise and an ability to really throw the ball. The Cardinals defense that has played so well broke down.

28. Cleveland Browns - The Browns take down the Steelers for the first time in a long while compliments of forcing eight Steeler turnovers.

29. Jacksonville Jaguars - The Mike Mularkey-led Jags have shown improvement the last couple of weeks.

30. Philadelphia Eagles - The Eagles season continues to implode.

31. Kansas City Chiefs - A strong showing against Peyton Manning and the Broncos gets the Chiefs out of the cellar this week.

32. Oakland Raiders - The Raiders turnaround has a long way to go.



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