Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter John Lynch of Fox

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

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

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

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

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.