AP Pro32 ballot from Glauber

Associated Press Modified: October 30, 2012 at 5:48 pm •  Published: October 30, 2012
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Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter Bob Glauber of Newsday.

Week 9

BOB GLAUBER (Newsday)

1. Atlanta — No fourth-quarter magic necessary for Matty Ice this time. Falcons easily handle Iggles to remain NFL's only unbeaten.

2. New York Giants — The Giants are 6-2 at the halfway mark. Sound familiar? It should. Tom Coughlin has started off 6-2 six times in his nine seasons in New York.

3. Houston — Matt Schaub figures to be a good fantasy play this week against Bills' ugly defense.

4. San Francisco — Alex Smith losing confidence? "Just gobble, gobble, gobble, turkey from jive-turkey gobblers," says Jim Harbaugh after Smith sets completion percentage record in 24-3 romp over Arizona. Got it, coach.

5. Chicago — Tim Jennings with another magnificent play, this time to win it for the Bears in a thriller against the Panthers. Defensive player of the year honors ahead for this emerging cornerback?

6. Green Bay — That's three straight for a Packers team that is hitting its stride, thanks mostly to Aaron Rodgers showing his MVP form with two more TD passes against an unexpectedly tough Jaguars team.

7. Baltimore — Suddenly vulnerable Ravens, coming off bye following that beatdown in Houston, now calling Browns game must win. Lead over Steelers now down to a game.

8. New England — Pats show the Brits a thing or two about how to score touchdowns in 45-7 blowout of Rams in London.

9. Denver — Peyton says he isn't really all the way back from recent neck problems. Could have fooled us.

10. Pittsburgh — Stillers stay unbeaten at home (3-0) with impressive win over Redskins. We'll find out a lot more about this team this week, though. With a 1-3 road record, they're at the Giants on Sunday.

11. Seattle — Pete Carroll says the Seahawks are oh-so-close to 8-0. Another woulda-should-coulda moment against Detroit, as a late lead slips away.

12. Detroit — Lions hanging in by the skin of their teeth thanks to another heart-stopping comeback by Matthew Stafford, this one over Seattle.

13. Washington — Robert Griffin III gets his first taste of Heinz Field, and it's not a good one. Stillers' D all over the Redskins in this one.

14. Minnesota — Christian Ponder looks like a different guy. After a 4-1 start with six TDs, 2 INTs and nine sacks, he's 1-2 in his last three with four TDs, five INTs and 10 sacks.

15. Dallas — Cowboys have been alternately brilliant and awful, and sometimes in the same game. Look no further than hideous first half against the Giants and stirring second half comeback that winds up just inches from a win over the Giants. Now it's off to Atlanta to face the unbeaten Falcons.

16. Miami — The beatdown of the Jets was extra special after a week's worth of trash talk. Dolphins win the game and the war of words.

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