- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter Rich Gannon of CBS Sports/Sirius XM:

Week 9

RICH GANNON (CBS Sports/Sirius XM)

1. Atlanta _ Still undefeated for a reason, they can take the show on the road and dominate.

2. Houston _ One of the most balanced teams in the game right now.

3. New York Giants _ Built for the long haul and getting better each week.

4. Green Bay _ Concerns with the running game overshadowed by Rodgers and the passing attack.

5. Chicago _ Survived a scare vs. Carolina by once again scoring on defense.

6. San Francisco _ Great defense, strong running game, excellent special teams and an outstanding coaching staff. Pretty solid!

7. New England _ Is anybody else bored with Brady? He makes it look so easy each week!

8. Baltimore _ Time to pump the brakes with their run defense and get Ray Rice cranked up in the run game.

9. Denver _ Manning and the passing game finding their groove along with that defense. Watch out!

10. Pittsburgh _ Is anybody paying attention to how well Roethlisberger is playing without his entire supporting cast?

11. Miami _ Impressive road win over the Jets should come as no surprise because they are the better team right now.

12. Minnesota _ Not their best performance on Thursday against Tampa. They need to get Ponder back on track quickly.

13. Detroit _ Hate to think where they would be without Stafford. He gives them a chance each week.

14. Seattle _ This is a team to keep an eye on as their head coach suggest. Very close to putting it all together.

15. Washington _ Pittsburgh had a plan to contain RG3 in the running game. Others will look very close at that film.

16. Tampa Bay _ Very impressed with the passing game the last couple of weeks. Freeman greeting the ball down the field will only help Doug Martin and the run game.

17. Dallas _ Better on defense but the OL and turnovers are holding them back.

18. Philadelphia _ QB change probably necessary and warranted.

19. Indianapolis _ First road win for Luck and the Colts. Rolling right now after winning three of last four.

20. Tennessee _ Just a matter of time before they go back to Locker. That being said, the defense isn’t getting it done.

21. San Diego _ Ugly comments from GM AJ Smith followed by an ugly performance in Cleveland. This team is in trouble.

22. New York Jets _ Time for Tebow? They need a spark!

23. Cincinnati _ Lost three straight heading into bye and now host Denver this weekend. Do I hear four?

24. Cleveland _ Nice win last week holding the Chargers to two FG’s. Richardson running strong right now.

25. New Orleans _ Worst defense in the league right now.

26. Oakland _ Playing better on defense and doing just enough on offense.

27. Arizona _ Have to fix the offense and you might want to start with the offensive line.

28. Buffalo _ Not good enough to overcome all the mistakes.

29. St. Louis _ Snead and Fisher will get things turned around but it takes time … and patience!

30. Carolina _ Really surprised Cam isn’t playing better. Things falling apart around him don’t help.

31. Jacksonville _ Hard to watch on offense.

32. Kansas City _ Most disappointing team in the league.


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