Poll Released: Oct 07

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 5-0 384(12) @ Washington Redskins W 33-7
2 1 New Orleans Saints NFC South 4-1 368 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 31-24
3 1 Kansas City Chiefs AFC West 4-1 350 vs Indianapolis Colts L 19-13
4 3 Green Bay Packers NFC North 4-1 338 @ Dallas Cowboys W 34-24
5 - Seattle Seahawks NFC West 4-1 333 vs Los Angeles Rams W 30-29
6 5 San Francisco 49ers NFC West 4-0 340 vs Cleveland Browns W 31-3
7 2 Los Angeles Rams NFC West 3-2 299 @ Seattle Seahawks L 30-29
8 6 Dallas Cowboys NFC East 3-2 271 vs Green Bay Packers L 34-24
9 2 Philadelphia Eagles NFC East 3-2 277 vs New York Jets W 31-6
10 2 Buffalo Bills AFC East 4-1 291 @ Tennessee Titans W 14-7
11 1 Baltimore Ravens AFC North 3-2 240 @ Pittsburgh Steelers W 26-23
12 2 Houston Texans AFC South 3-2 223 vs Atlanta Falcons W 53-32
13 7 Indianapolis Colts AFC South 3-2 251 @ Kansas City Chiefs W 19-13
14 1 Minnesota Vikings NFC North 3-2 231 @ New York Giants W 28-10
15 9 Chicago Bears NFC North 3-2 221 @ Oakland Raiders L 24-21
16 2 Detroit Lions NFC North 2-1-1 226 _
17 2 Carolina Panthers NFC South 3-2 215 vs Jacksonville Jaguars W 34-27
18 6 Oakland Raiders AFC West 3-2 202 vs Chicago Bears W 24-21
19 3 Los Angeles Chargers AFC West 2-3 163 vs Denver Broncos L 20-13
20 - Tennessee Titans AFC South 2-3 144 vs Buffalo Bills L 14-7
21 5 Cleveland Browns AFC North 2-3 152 @ San Francisco 49ers L 31-3
22 2 Jacksonville Jaguars AFC South 2-3 143 @ Carolina Panthers L 34-27
23 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFC South 2-3 123 @ New Orleans Saints L 31-24
24 1 New York Giants NFC East 2-3 113 vs Minnesota Vikings L 28-10
25 2 Atlanta Falcons NFC South 1-4 70 @ Houston Texans L 53-32
26 - Pittsburgh Steelers AFC North 1-4 87 vs Baltimore Ravens L 26-23
27 2 Denver Broncos AFC West 1-4 87 @ Los Angeles Chargers W 20-13
28 1 Arizona Cardinals NFC West 1-3-1 74 @ Cincinnati Bengals W 26-23
29 - Cincinnati Bengals AFC North 0-5 40 vs Arizona Cardinals L 26-23
30 1 New York Jets AFC East 0-4 37 @ Philadelphia Eagles L 31-6
31 1 Washington Redskins NFC East 0-5 31 vs New England Patriots L 33-7
32 - Miami Dolphins AFC East 0-4 12 _
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