Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/31/12
Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter Pat Kirwan of CBSSports.com/Sirius XM: PAT KIRWAN (CBSSports.com/Sirius XM) 1. Green Bay - 15-1 last year and averaged 40 points a game at home. Got better on defense in offseason. 2. New York Giants - World champs got hot at right time to go the distance, but need improvement to repeat. Eli Manning is now elite QB. 3. New England - Got to the Super Bowl with bad defense and worked hard to improve that side of ball in offseason. 4. San Francisco - Defense dominates and Alex Smith finally gets to run same offense two years in row. 5. Pittsburgh - Steelers didn't like way things ended with loss to Denver and came to camp with big chip on shoulders. 6. Baltimore - Loss of two outside linebackers Suggs and Johnson can't be underestimated. 7. Philadelphia - Team that finished season was much better than one that started 2011. Addition of MLB DeMeco Ryans is key to making Eagles top 10 team. 8. New Orleans - As a team I'd rank them h...
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