Poll Released: Nov 18

John Clayton

Newspaper: 710 ESPN Seattle

Started covering the NFL in 1972 at the age of 18 writing Pittsburgh Steelers stories for the St. Mary’s Daily New and covered the Steelers while in college at Duquesne University. Hired by the Pittsburgh Press in 1976 and was on the Steeler beat until moving west and covering the NFL and the Seattle Seahawks for the Tacoma News Tribune from 1986 through 1998. Working part time at ESPN before being hired by ESPN in 1998 to cover the NFL. While still under contract at ESPN, currenting hosting a sports talk show from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. pacific at 710 ESPN Seattle. This season doing the opposing teams sidelines on the Seahawks broadcast for 710 ESPN Seattle and is the main fill-in on Movin’ the Chains on SiriusXMNFL Radio. Voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as the winner of the McCann Award.

Rank Trend Team Conference Record Points Game scores Share
1 - Baltimore Ravens AFC North 8-2 378(10) vs Houston Texans W 41-7
2 - New England Patriots AFC East 9-1 372(2) @ Philadelphia Eagles W 17-10
3 - San Francisco 49ers NFC West 9-1 358 vs Arizona Cardinals W 36-26
4 - Seattle Seahawks NFC West 8-2 348 _
5 - Green Bay Packers NFC North 8-2 332 _
6 - New Orleans Saints NFC South 8-2 329 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 34-17
7 - Minnesota Vikings NFC North 8-3 314 vs Denver Broncos W 27-23
8 1 Kansas City Chiefs AFC West 7-4 301 _
9 1 Dallas Cowboys NFC East 6-4 275 @ Detroit Lions W 35-27
10 3 Houston Texans AFC South 6-4 253 @ Baltimore Ravens L 41-7
11 1 Los Angeles Rams NFC West 6-4 249 vs Chicago Bears W 17-7
12 6 Indianapolis Colts AFC South 6-4 253 vs Jacksonville Jaguars W 33-13
13 1 Buffalo Bills AFC East 7-3 268 @ Miami Dolphins W 37-20
14 3 Philadelphia Eagles NFC East 5-5 221 vs New England Patriots L 17-10
15 2 Oakland Raiders AFC West 6-4 244 vs Cincinnati Bengals W 17-10
16 4 Pittsburgh Steelers AFC North 5-5 193 @ Cleveland Browns L 21-7
17 - Tennessee Titans AFC South 5-5 185 _
18 1 Carolina Panthers NFC South 5-5 197 vs Atlanta Falcons L 29-3
19 1 Los Angeles Chargers AFC West 4-7 156 _
20 3 Chicago Bears NFC North 4-6 131 @ Los Angeles Rams L 17-7
21 3 Detroit Lions NFC North 3-6-1 100 vs Dallas Cowboys L 35-27
22 3 Cleveland Browns AFC North 4-6 145 vs Pittsburgh Steelers W 21-7
23 - Jacksonville Jaguars AFC South 4-6 134 @ Indianapolis Colts L 33-13
24 1 Arizona Cardinals NFC West 3-7-1 124 @ San Francisco 49ers L 36-26
25 3 Atlanta Falcons NFC South 3-7 116 @ Carolina Panthers W 29-3
26 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFC South 3-7 82 vs New Orleans Saints L 34-17
27 - Denver Broncos AFC West 3-7 90 @ Minnesota Vikings L 27-23
28 1 New York Jets AFC East 3-7 67 @ Washington Redskins W 34-17
29 1 Miami Dolphins AFC East 2-8 49 vs Buffalo Bills L 37-20
30 - New York Giants NFC East 2-8 35 _
31 - Washington Redskins NFC East 1-9 24 vs New York Jets L 34-17
32 - Cincinnati Bengals AFC North 0-10 13 @ Oakland Raiders L 17-10
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