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Ira Kaufman's AP Pro32 NFL ballot

1. New England — Brady Bunch is back, hungrier than ever. 2. Green Bay — Under Mike McCarthy, Packers play smart, precise football. 3. Houston — Wade Phillips has worked wonders with this defense. 4. San Francisco — Nasty and physical on both sides of ball.
5. New York Giants — Defending champs always mount sturdy pass rush. 6. Pittsburgh — If Ben Roethlisberger stays healthy, look out. 7. Denver — Keeping Peyton Manning upright is Job 1. 8. Baltimore — Time running out for Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. 9. Dallas — Do Cowboys have what it takes to win in crunch time? 10. New York Jets — Tim Tebow will either push Mark Sanchez or replace him. 11. Atlanta — That seat under Mike Smith is getting a little toasty. 12. Detroit — Spent much of the offseason filling police blotters. 13. San Diego — Vincent Jackson and Kris Dielman represent key departures. 14. Carolina — Blessed with powerful line in front of dynamic Cam Newton. 15. Kansas City — This young defense has a chance to be special. 16. New Orleans — Absence of Sean Payton and Carl Nicks cripples record-setting attack. 17. Philadelphia — Only club in top 10 on each side of ball last season. 18. Chicago — Healthy Jay Cutler is key to NFC wild-card run. 19. Cincinnati — Passing tandem of Andy Dalton and A.J. Green will only get better. 20. Washington — Robert Griffin III will outshine fellow rookie Andrew Luck. 21. Tennessee — Time of possession was major problem in 2011. 22. Miami — Drab offense continues to torment Dolphins fans. 23. Buffalo — Addition of Mario Williams keeps hope alive in Western New York. 24. Arizona — Tough to beat when Cardinals don't beat themselves. 25. Seattle — Pete Carroll quietly building depth in Pacific Northwest. 26. Tampa Bay — Could feature eight new starters under first-year coach Greg Schiano. 27. Cleveland — Don't be shocked if Trent Richardson runs for 1,500 yards. 28. St. Louis — Jeff Fisher brings respectability to sideline. 29. Oakland — Late Al Davis wouldn't recognize this overhauled roster. 30. Minnesota — Double trouble: trapped in tough division with erratic passing game. 31. Indianapolis — Rebuilding intensifies for franchise used to contending for titles. 32. Jacksonville — Without Maurice Jones-Drew, this punchless club would go 0-16.
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Ira Kaufman's AP Pro32 NFL ballot