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AP Pro32 ballot from Gosselin

AP Pro32-Gosselin Ballot

NEW YORK (AP) - Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News:

RICK GOSSELIN (Dallas Morning News)

  1. Green Bay Packers - Have Packers improved NFL's worst defense? Another Lombardi Trophy hangs in balance.
  1. Houston Texans - Great defense and great running back always a powerful combination.
  1. New England Patriots - Have Patriots improved AFC's worst defense? Another Lombardi Trophy hangs in the balance.
  1. San Francisco 49ers - Alex Smith, Jim Harbaugh and America curious to see what Randy Moss has left in tank.
  1. New Orleans Saints - Life without Sean Payton begins Sunday against Washington.
  1. Philadelphia Eagles - Eagles one of two 4-0 preseason teams. Last team to go unbeaten in preseason and win Super Bowl was 2003 Patriots
  1. New York Giants - Last seven Super Bowl champions have all failed to repeat.
  1. Detroit Lions - Running game remains unsettled with Jahvid Best on PUP and Mikel Leshoure sitting out two-game suspension.
  1. Baltimore Ravens - Last two Super Bowl champions finished 2-2 in preseason. Ravens were one of 11 teams at 2-2 this August.
  1. Atlanta Falcons - Have fairest schedule in NFL - never playing back-to-back games either home or on road.
  1. Pittsburgh Steelers - Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Mike Wallace will be difficult trio to contain.
  1. Chicago Bears - Rekindling Cutler-Marshall combination makes Bears dark horse Super Bowl candidate.
  1. San Diego Chargers - Loss of WR Vincent Brown was huge. He was having best camp among wideouts before suffering broken ankle.
  1. Denver Broncos - Peyton Manning is going to love throwing the ball to Eric Decker.
  1. Cincinnati Bengals - Three of first four on road, plus four of first six, will test mettle of Bengals as playoff contender.
  1. Dallas Cowboys - Cowboys and Redskins only two teams who open season with two road games. That's unfair scheduling by league.
  1. New York Jets - Jets tailgaters will be chanting ``Tebow, Tebow'' in parking lot before home opener Sunday against Buffalo. Mark Sanchez doesn't stand a chance.
  1. Carolina Panthers - Pencil in MLB Luke Kuechly as one of early favorites for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
  1. Kansas City Chiefs - Pro Bowl pass rusher Tamba Hali will sit out KC's opener against Atlanta because of one-game NFL suspension.
  1. Oakland Raiders - Raiders have brutal travel schedule this fall with five trips to Eastern time zone.
  1. Buffalo Bills - Need to shave down points allowed. Gave up AFC-high 434 points a year ago.
  1. Tennessee Titans - Jake Locker takes over at quarterback but will be without best receiver for opener as Kenny Britt sits out one-game NFL suspension.
  1. Washington Redskins - Robert Griffin III will become first rookie to start at quarterback for Redskins since Patrick Ramsey in 2002.
  1. Arizona Cardinals - Starting left tackle Levi Brown will miss season with torn triceps muscle
  1. Minnesota Vikings - Salty defense will make Vikings interesting to watch. OLB Chad Greenway is one of league's best-kept secrets.
  1. Seattle Seahawks - Russell Wilson will become first rookie to start at quarterback for Seahawks since Rick Mirer in 1993.
  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Bad news for QB Josh Freeman - Bucs must play `12 season without best blocker when G David Joseph went on injured reserve (knee).
  1. St. Louis Rams - Rams take seven-game losing streak into 2012 season.
  1. Jacksonville Jaguars - With Maurice Jones-Drew back, Jaguars have chance.
  1. Cleveland Browns - Brandon Weedon will become first rookie to start at quarterback for Browns since Colt McCoy in 2010.
  1. Indianapolis Colts - Andrew Luck will become first rookie to start at quarterback for Colts since Peyton Manning in 1998.
  1. Miami Dolphins - Ryan Tannehill will become first rookie to start at quarterback for Dolphins since John Beck in 2007.

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