Posted September 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter Cris Collinsworth of NBC Sports: CRIS COLLINSWORTH (NBC Sports) 1. Green Bay Packers - Best team in regular season last year and have chip on shoulder after playoff loss. 2. New England Patriots - Belichick-led team immune to Super Bowl loss hangover. 3. New York Giants - Got hot at perfect time last year. Need to carry postseason mentality into regular season. 4. Philadelphia Eagles - 4-0 preseason could mean they're ready to make up for disappointing 2011. 5. San Francisco 49ers - A fumble away from Super Bowl. 49ers are dominating team in weak division. 6. Denver Broncos - Up and coming young defense should get to play with lead thanks to Peyton Manning. 7. Baltimore Ravens - Ray Lewis lost weight. Ray Rice got paid. Joe Flacco ready for breakout year. 8. Pittsburgh Steelers - New offensive coordinator and rebuilt offensive line. 9. Houston Texans - Dominating defense. Need to keep Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson healthy....

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