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AP Pro32 ballot from Brown

AP Pro32-Brown Ballot

Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter Clifton Brown of Sporting News:

Week 14

CLIFTON BROWN (Sporting News)

  1. New England Patriots - Have great chance for first-round bye after clinching AFC East.
  1. San Francisco 49ers - The quarterback saga will make their stretch run interesting.
  1. Denver Broncos - Peyton Manning's first season as a Bronco is going just fine.
  1. New York Giants - Despite their recent struggles, history favors a strong finish.
  1. Houston Texans - Had impressive win in Chicago. Can they get one in New England?
  1. Atlanta Falcons - Banking win after win all season, the No. 1 seed should be theirs.
  1. Baltimore Ravens - This team is good, but needs to find another level to be great.
  1. Chicago Bears - Loss to Seattle and tough closing schedule could cost Bears the division.
  1. Cincinnati Bengals - Hitting stride at the right time - a young team gaining confidence.
  1. Pittsburgh Steelers - Defense and Charlie Batch and can still deliver when Steelers need it.
  1. Green Bay Packers - Best football could be ahead if they get healthier in December.
  1. Washington Redskins - Robert Griffin III keeps raising possibilities for the Redskins.
  1. Seattle Seahawks - Are the Seahawks ever glad they believed in Russell Wilson.
  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Greg Schiano has laid a foundation for success in his first season.
  1. Indianapolis Colts - All things considered, Reggie Wayne may be having best year.
  1. New Orleans Saints - Was that Drew Brees throwing five picks? Looked like imposter.
  1. Dallas Cowboys - Tony Romo and the Cowboys face another crucial December.
  1. Minnesota Vikings - The brilliant Adrian Peterson deserves to play on a contender again.
  1. St. Louis Rams - A solid first season together for Jeff Fisher and Sam Bradford.
  1. San Diego Chargers - Playing out the string, this team has more talent than it has shown.
  1. Miami Dolphins - Finishing second in division is a nice goal for Ryan Tannehill and mates.
  1. Detroit Lions - Close defeats have ruined their year. They have soul searching to do.
  1. Buffalo Bills - Stringing good games together is a challenge they need to conquer.
  1. Cleveland Browns - Progress has been made progress, but will Pat Shurmur get to stay?
  1. Carolina Panthers - Cam Newton has shouldered blame, but there's plenty to go around.
  1. New York Jets - Is anyone surprised that their quarterback situation got messy?
  1. Kansas City Chiefs - Have to feel for this franchise, dealing with a tragic situation.
  1. Arizona Cardinals - Not having a reliable quarterback has sunk this organization.
  1. Philadelphia Eagles - This is a bad scene, with losses mounting and coaches leaving.
  1. Tennessee Titans - Instead of going forward, this team has taken a step back.
  1. Jacksonville Jaguars - It will be an interesting offseason that cannot come soon enough.
  1. Oakland Raiders - General manager Reggie McKenzie expected this to be a challenge. It is.

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