Broncos are still No. 1 in AP Pro32 rankings
NEW YORK (AP) It's almost unanimous: The Denver Broncos are still the top team in the NFL.
Denver received 11 first-place votes Tuesday for the AP Pro32 power rankings, which are decided by a 12-member media panel that regularly covers the league.
''Would anyone be shocked if Peyton Manning threw 600 TD passes before he's finished?'' asked Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune.
Manning and the Broncos host the AFC West rival San Diego Chargers on Thursday night.
Dallas (6-1) got the other first-place vote. The Cowboys topped the New York Giants 31-21 for their sixth consecutive victory. They are off to their best start since winning six of the first seven in 2007, when they went 13-3 and were the top seed in the NFC.
''Starting to look like the `93 Cowboys,'' NBC Sports' Tony Dungy said.
ESPN's Herm Edwards agreed.
''Another impressive win for the Cowboys,'' he said. ''They keep rolling.''
''Their defense is playing very well.''
The Eagles will travel to Glendale, Arizona, to face the Cardinals on Sunday. The Cardinals are 5-1 for the first time in 38 years and are alone atop the NFC West, with a two-game cushion in the loss column over San Francisco and Seattle.
''Is anyone doing a better job coaching a football team than Bruce Arians?'' asked Rick Gosselin of The Dallas Morning News.
''His Cardinals are the surprising leader of the NFC West.''
After playing the Eagles, the Cardinals face the Cowboys on the road.
''Back-to-back games against Philadelphia and Dallas will prove whether the Cardinals are for real,'' Foxsports.com's Alex Marvez said.
''(Aaron) Rodgers bidding for MVP award,'' Fox Sports' John Czarnecki said.
The Ravens have won five of six and lead the AFC North.
''The Ravens are suddenly atop the AFC North,'' Vrentas said. ''The next two weeks (at Bengals, at Steelers) hold a lot of weight for this division race.''
''This doesn't look much like the team that won 16 times a year ago on the way to its first Lombardi Trophy,'' Gosselin said.
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