Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter Dan Pompei of Chicago
Tribune:

Week 14

DAN POMPEI (Chicago Tribune)

1. Houston Texans — We will find out all we need to know about this
team when they visit New England on Monday.

2. Denver Broncos — As if having Peyton Manning doesn't give them
enough of an offensive advantage, now they have Mitch Unrein, too.

3. New England Patriots — They have won six straight and already
clinched the AFC East. Can they stay on this tear through February?

4. Atlanta Falcons — They may be the least respected 11-1 team in
history. Can anybody figure out why that is?

5. Baltimore Ravens — After a tough loss, it doesn't get easier from
here: at the Redskins, Broncos and Giants at home, and at the Bengals.

6. San Francisco 49ers — Alex Smith is advised to keep his arm loose.

7. Green Bay Packers — Greg Jennings back; Jordy Nelson out. Been that
kind of year in Green Bay.

8. Indianapolis Colts — Andrew Luck is so good he can win even when he
throws three interceptions.

9. Cincinnati Bengals — They have won three in a row by an average of
21 points per game.

10. Seattle Seahawks — Russell Wilson might be putting himself in the
rookie of the year discussion.

11. Chicago Bears — They have lost three of four and are looking worn
out, but still should win 10 or 11 games.

12. Washington Redskins — Perhaps they will start a new trend, and
most every team will be running the triple option fumble.

13. New York Giants — Someone better tell them this is not 2011 and
they can't wait until the last two weeks of the season to turn it on.

14. Pittsburgh Steelers — If they can beat the Ravens on the road with
Charlie Batch, who can't they beat with Ben Roethlisberger?

15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — They probably would love to have someone
dive at their knees during a couple of late game kneel downs.

16. Dallas Cowboys — Don't forget about the Cowboys. Tony Romo has
thrown 10 touchdowns and two interceptions over the last five games.

17. Minnesota Vikings — They may be wasting one of the all-time great
seasons by a running back.

18. St. Louis Rams — If they could play the 49ers every week, the Rams
would be one of the best teams in the NFL.

19. New Orleans Saints — They came up awfully small in two of their
biggest games of the season the last two weeks.

20. Miami Dolphins — They have lost four of five and Ryan Tannehill
has cooled off.

21. New York Jets — Greg McElroy wouldn't have been the best
quarterback in any NFL stadium except the one he was in Sunday.

22. Buffalo Bills — They rediscovered the running game after the horse
ran out of the barn.

23. Detroit Lions — With Titus Young, Ryan Broyles and Nate Burleson
out of action, any guesses on who Matt Stafford will throw to at
Lambeau Field Sunday?

24. Cleveland Browns — The Browns have won two in a row and could make
it three straight against K.C. Maybe the Mayans were right about the
world ending this month.

25. San Diego Chargers — Anyone who weighs 300 pounds or more, please
contact A.J. Smith for an offensive line tryout.

26. Arizona Cardinals — Did you ever think they would be longing for
Kevin Kolb?

27. Tennessee Titans — OK, so maybe it wasn't all Chris Palmer's
fault.

28. Oakland Raiders — Have they begun packing up the U-hauls yet?

29. Carolina Panthers — The Panthers are going to go really young the
rest of the season. They should save on razors this way.

30. Philadelphia Eagles — Jim Washburn probably never dreamed getting
fired would feel so good.

31. Jacksonville Jaguars — Their fans are more excited about seeing
the Jets' backup quarterback Sunday than anyone on their own team.

32. Kansas City Chiefs — Emotion can carry this team only so far. They
will have to earn their next victory.

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