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AP Pro32 ballot from Gannon

Associated Press

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

Week 7

RICH GANNON (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio)

1. Atlanta Falcons -- 6-0, need I say more.

2. Baltimore Ravens -- Losing Ray Lewis and Ladarius Webb won't make things any easier.

3. New York Giants -- Convincing win on the road against a playoff team.

4. San Francisco 49ers -- Very uncharacteristic performance from Alex Smith with three interceptions. Still a playoff team.

5. Chicago Bears -- Looking more and more like a playoff team with outstanding defensive performances.

6. Green Bay Packers -- I laugh at people who question and criticize reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers ... Really?

7. Houston Texans -- Saw how much not having Brian Cushing hurt that defense.

8. New England Patriots -- Still one of the better teams in the AFC despite loss in Seattle.

9. Denver Broncos -- Always have a chance with Peyton Manning!

10. Seattle Seahawks -- Defense and young QB starting to get league wide attention.

11. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Need to get healthy in a hurry or they may not catch Baltimore.

12. Detroit Lions -- Win in Philly may have salvaged what was looking like a hopeless situation.

13. New York Jets -- Colts are one thing, much stiffer challenge this weekend in New England.

14. Miami Dolphins -- Joe Philbin doing a terrific job with that team and young QB.

15. Philadelphia Eagles -- Things beginning to unravel for Andy Reid, curious to see if they can keep it together and make it to the finish line.

16. Washington Redskins -- They have a chance every week now with RGIII. Amazing!

17. Minnesota Vikings -- Not good enough to survive all the mistakes and turnovers in week six, time to right the ship.

18. Cincinnati Bengals -- Dalton struggling right now but that won't last long ... too good of a player.

19. San Diego Chargers -- Second half collapse was brutal as was the performance of Philip Rivers.

20. Tennessee Titans -- They're better right now with Hasselbeck at QB.

21. New Orleans Saints -- They can win with their offense, but not so sure about their defense right now.

22. Buffalo Bills -- They are 8-21 when Ryan Fitzpatrick throws an interception. Need I say more?

23. Arizona Cardinals -- Too much of an imbalance right now with a strong defense and a struggling offense.

24. Dallas Cowboys -- Problems at every level of the organization.

25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Much needed win at home in front of a handful of fans.

26. St. Louis Rams -- Up and down from week to week as expected with a new staff.

27. Indianapolis Colts -- Looked flat after emotional win over Green Bay. Need to fix the run defense in a hurry.

28. Carolina Panthers -- Focus during the bye week had to be on getting Cam Newton back on track.

29. Cleveland Browns -- Change is coming with new owner Jimmy Haslam.

30. Oakland Raiders -- Before you can win consistently, you need to learn how to finish in the 4th quarter.

31. Kansas City Chiefs -- Really surprised to see this team struggle so badly ... expected better out of this group.

32. Jacksonville Jaguars -- They will start to win again when they begin to get production in the passing game.

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