Poll Released: Oct 14

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 - New England Patriots AFC East 6-0 384(12) vs New York Giants W 35-14
2 - New Orleans Saints NFC South 5-1 368 @ Jacksonville Jaguars W 13-6
3 1 San Francisco 49ers NFC West 5-0 361 @ Los Angeles Rams W 20-7
4 2 Seattle Seahawks NFC West 5-1 347 @ Cleveland Browns W 32-28
5 - Green Bay Packers NFC North 5-1 338 vs Detroit Lions W 23-22
6 9 Houston Texans AFC South 4-2 297 @ Kansas City Chiefs W 31-24
7 6 Kansas City Chiefs AFC West 4-2 292 vs Houston Texans L 31-24
8 1 Buffalo Bills AFC East 4-1 294 _
9 2 Baltimore Ravens AFC North 4-2 285 vs Cincinnati Bengals W 23-17
10 5 Minnesota Vikings NFC North 4-2 293 vs Philadelphia Eagles W 38-20
11 7 Los Angeles Rams NFC West 3-3 225 vs San Francisco 49ers L 20-7
12 7 Dallas Cowboys NFC East 3-3 213 @ New York Jets L 24-22
13 6 Carolina Panthers NFC South 4-2 258 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 37-26
14 6 Philadelphia Eagles NFC East 3-3 216 @ Minnesota Vikings L 38-20
15 1 Indianapolis Colts AFC South 3-2 244 _
16 1 Chicago Bears NFC North 3-2 216 _
17 1 Detroit Lions NFC North 2-2-1 235 @ Green Bay Packers L 23-22
18 - Oakland Raiders AFC West 3-2 206 _
19 1 Cleveland Browns AFC North 2-4 134 vs Seattle Seahawks L 32-28
20 6 Pittsburgh Steelers AFC North 2-4 148 @ Los Angeles Chargers W 24-17
21 1 Los Angeles Chargers AFC West 2-4 142 vs Pittsburgh Steelers L 24-17
22 4 Tennessee Titans AFC South 2-4 100 @ Denver Broncos L 16-0
23 - Jacksonville Jaguars AFC South 2-4 130 vs New Orleans Saints L 13-6
24 2 Denver Broncos AFC West 2-4 123 vs Tennessee Titans W 16-0
25 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFC South 2-4 82 vs Carolina Panthers L 37-26
26 2 New York Giants NFC East 2-4 96 @ New England Patriots L 35-14
27 3 Arizona Cardinals NFC West 2-3-1 109 vs Atlanta Falcons W 34-33
28 2 New York Jets AFC East 1-4 79 vs Dallas Cowboys W 24-22
29 1 Atlanta Falcons NFC South 1-5 46 @ Arizona Cardinals L 34-33
30 2 Cincinnati Bengals AFC North 0-6 28 @ Baltimore Ravens L 23-17
31 1 Washington Redskins NFC East 1-5 35 @ Miami Dolphins W 17-16
32 - Miami Dolphins AFC East 0-5 12 vs Washington Redskins L 17-16
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