Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter Rick Gosselin of Dallas Morning News:
RICK GOSSELIN (Dallas Morning News)
1. Houston Texans -- The Texans are the only team in the NFL unbeaten in conference play at 8-0.
2. Atlanta Falcons -- The Falcons have had to rally from fourth-quarter deficits to win their last two games. Atlanta now has four fourth-quarter comeback victories this season on the way to a 10-1 record.
3. San Francisco 49ers -- Aldon Smith is on a pace to set the NFL
record for sacks with 24. He has 16
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