AP Pro32 ballot from Gannon

Updated: January 2, 2013, 4:33 PM ET
Associated Press

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

Week 18

RICH GANNON (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio)

1. Denver Broncos -- Nobody wants to travel to see Manning and the Broncos in January.

2. New England Patriots -- If Brady has an off day the Patriots are on big trouble.

3. San Francisco 49ers -- Can Kaepernick win in his first postseason ... he can with that defense and running game.

4. Green Bay Packers -- Getting Woodson back huge especially for their run defense this weekend vs. Adrian Peterson.

5. Atlanta Falcons -- Well, we've been waiting all season for this ... can they win in the playoffs.

6. Seattle Seahawks -- One of the hottest teams in football and Russell Wilson's numbers over the last eight games (16TDs/two INTS) a big reason why.

7. Washington Redskins -- Winners of seven straight, only concern I have is how much more effective can RG3 be with his knee still not 100 percent.

8. Houston Texans -- Limp into postseason losing three of last four with Schaub throwing just one TD and 3 INTs during that stretch.

9. Indianapolis Colts -- Can the magic continue in the playoffs? I believe so!

10. Cincinnati Bengals -- A franchise-high 51 sacks is a big reason why the Bengals are back in the playoffs.

11. Minnesota Vikings -- Can Adrian Peterson do it again on a short week against the Packers? Charles Woodson back for GB is huge because he's their best tackler.

12. Baltimore Ravens -- No momentum having lost four of the last five although getting Ray Lewis back should help.

13. Chicago Bears -- Fired Lovie Smith after another disappointing second half of the season and the fact they can't beat Green Bay.

14. New York Giants -- Found out once again how hard it is to repeat.

15. Dallas Cowboys -- Another 8-8 season can't make Jerry happy, stop complaining about Romo and check out how inconsistent the defense was all season

16. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Unusual late season collapse won't be tolerated by Tomlin.

17. New Orleans Saints -- No one more excited that Sean Payton's back than Drew Brees.

18. Miami Dolphins -- Tannehill showed he can play in this league.

19. San Diego Chargers -- Saw this coming, GM and Norv never on the same page when it came to personnel.

20. St. Louis Rams -- Progress in year one under Jeff Fisher.

21. Carolina Panthers -- Someone needs to lean on Cam and get him back on track.

22. Cleveland Browns -- Need to find stability at the two most important positions in the organization, head coach and quarterback.

23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- It's a shame they ruined a decent season by running out of gas at the end.

24. Tennessee Titans -- Mike Munchak will make changes to his staff and he has to be a little concerned with Jake Locker as well.

25. Buffalo Bills -- One of the most disappointing teams this season and not surprised to see the change.

26. New York Jets -- Dysfunction at it's finest.

27. Philadelphia Eagles -- Sorry to see Andy go after 14 seasons, great run and a great man!

28. Detroit Lions -- Forgetful season, problems started in the offseason with seven arrests.

29. Arizona Cardinals -- Coaches get fired when they don't get production from the QB position, prime example.

30. Oakland Raiders -- Still plenty of work to be done.

31. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Gene Smith out, Mike Mularkey could be next based on the next GM.

32. Kansas City Chiefs -- Awful season cost Romeo Crennel and at some point possibly GM Scott Pioli as well.

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