NFL: Patriots Back On Top of AP Pro32 Power Rankings 12/11/12
NEW YORK (AP)
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are back on top of the NFL Pro32 NFL power rankings.
After a 42-14 thrashing of previous No. 1 Houston on Monday night, the Patriots are the near unanimous choice to move to the head of the rankings for the first time since Week 2.
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are second, with the San Francisco 49ers third.
New England (10-3) receives 11 first-place votes and 383 points Tuesday in balloting by The Associated Press' panel of 12 media members who regularly cover the league. Denver (10-3) gets the other first-place vote and totals 369 points.
The Texans (11-2) fell to fourth and the Atlanta Falcons dropped two spots to fifth after their loss to Carolina.
Jacksonville is 32nd and last.