Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter Chris Berman of ESPN:
CHRIS BERMAN (ESPN)
1. New England Patriots - That was quite a message they sent to the
NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Houston Texans by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
HOUSTON TEXANS (4)
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The Patriots insist that their rout of the Texans was not a ``statement'' game to show they could excel against the team with the NFL's best record.