Poll Released: Jan 02

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 Orleans Saints NFC South 13-3 382(11) _
2 - Los Angeles Rams NFC West 13-3 361 _
3 - Chicago Bears NFC North 12-4 359 _
4 - Los Angeles Chargers AFC West 12-4 330 _
5 - Kansas City Chiefs AFC West 12-4 357(1) _
6 1 New England Patriots AFC East 11-5 330 _
7 1 Houston Texans AFC South 11-5 297 _
8 2 Indianapolis Colts AFC South 10-6 294 _
9 - Baltimore Ravens AFC North 10-6 292 _
10 3 Seattle Seahawks NFC West 10-6 285 _
11 - Dallas Cowboys NFC East 10-6 269 _
12 3 Philadelphia Eagles NFC East 9-7 255 _
13 1 Pittsburgh Steelers AFC North 9-6-1 241 _
14 2 Minnesota Vikings NFC North 8-7-1 218 _
15 - Tennessee Titans AFC South 9-7 219 _
16 - Cleveland Browns AFC North 7-8-1 214 _
17 3 Atlanta Falcons NFC South 7-9 173 _
18 1 Green Bay Packers NFC North 6-9-1 156 _
19 3 Washington Redskins NFC East 7-9 148 _
20 1 Miami Dolphins AFC East 7-9 166 _
21 2 Carolina Panthers NFC South 7-9 156 _
22 3 Buffalo Bills AFC East 6-10 122 _
23 1 Cincinnati Bengals AFC North 6-10 84 _
24 4 Detroit Lions NFC North 6-10 114 _
25 2 Denver Broncos AFC West 6-10 106 _
26 2 New York Giants NFC East 5-11 111 _
27 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFC South 5-11 98 _
28 - Jacksonville Jaguars AFC South 5-11 53 _
29 1 New York Jets AFC East 4-12 49 _
30 2 San Francisco 49ers NFC West 4-12 53 _
31 - Oakland Raiders AFC West 4-12 32 _
32 - Arizona Cardinals NFC West 3-13 12 _
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