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AP Pro32 ballot from Gannon

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 5:53pm  ET

Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter Rich Gannon of CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio:

Week 13

RICH GANNON (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio)

1. Houston Texans -- Impressive win in Detroit on a short week. Two straight wins in overtime shows this team knows how to finish.

2. Atlanta Falcons -- Seven of their 10 wins have been by 7 points or less, another team that knows how to get to the finish line.

3. Denver Broncos -- This Manning machine keeps picking up steam each week.

4. New England Patriots -- Only concern I have is with their defense ... good enough to win in postseason?

5. San Francisco 49ers -- May be awhile before we see Alex Smith again.

6. New York Giants -- Playing like champions once again ... impressive beat down of the Packers got my attention.

7. Chicago Bears -- Cutler makes all the difference, can't win without him.

8. Baltimore Ravens -- Very inconsistent at times on both sides of the ball but they are 9-2.

9. Green Bay Packers -- Having a problem protecting Rodgers right now and that's a huge problem (have already given up 37 sacks, second most in league).

10. Cincinnati Bengals -- After losing four straight, they have now won three in a row (zero interceptions from Dalton in those three wins).

11. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Ben back throwing in practice is great news, now can and will he start on Sunday against the Ravens?

12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Came up a little short against Atlanta, but they are getting better each week and will be spoilers the rest of the way.

13. Indianapolis Colts -- Bruce Arians has done a wonderful job in Chuck Pagano's absence and has them primed for the playoffs.

14. Seattle Seahawks -- Can' win away from home (5-0 at home and just 1-5 on the road).

15. New Orleans Saints -- Still dangerous despite the league's worst defense (32nd).

16. Minnesota Vikings -- We know they can beat Detroit in the division, but not so sure about Chicago and Green Bay.

17. Washington Redskins -- Love watching RG3 work, this kid is special!

18. Miami Dolphins -- Nice win at home against the Seahawks, amazing what they can do when they don't turn it over.

19. Dallas Cowboys -- This team is a mess, what more can I say other then you just never know what you're going to get each week.

20. San Diego Chargers -- Probably too high, but who would you like me to put here instead?

21. Detroit Lions -- 4-7 and look who they've beat -- St. Louis, Philadelphia, Seattle, Jacksonville.

22. New York Jets -- Hard to watch this outfit as they are now bad on defense as well.

23. Carolina Panthers -- Win against Eagles may be a little too late for Ron Rivera and what remains off his staff.

24. Tennessee Titans -- The firing of offensive coordinator Chris Palmer not a good sign for that coaching staff this late in the season.

25. Cleveland Browns -- Just their second win over the Steelers in the last 18 meetings, the defense was impressive!

26. Buffalo Bills -- Never good when your star wide receiver starts questioning the head coach who just happens to be the play caller.

27. Arizona Cardinals -- QB situation has been an absolute killer for the Cards.

28. St. Louis Rams -- Any divisional win (Arizona) means a great deal in year one with a new coaching staff.

29. Philadelphia Eagles -- Amazing how far they've fallen now with seven straight losses under Andy Reid.

30. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Change to Chad Henne at QB a little too late but will it be permanent?

31. Oakland Raiders -- The effort from the defense at times is pathetic especially inside.

32. Kansas City Chiefs -- Struggling everywhere and that's why they have just one win.

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