Poll Released: Sep 16

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 2-0 383(11) _
2 - Kansas City Chiefs AFC West 2-0 368(1) _
3 2 Dallas Cowboys NFC East 2-0 352 _
4 1 Los Angeles Rams NFC West 2-0 357 _
5 4 Green Bay Packers NFC North 2-0 315 _
6 4 Seattle Seahawks NFC West 2-0 319 _
7 2 Minnesota Vikings NFC North 1-1 265 _
8 3 Philadelphia Eagles NFC East 1-1 286 _
9 3 Baltimore Ravens AFC North 2-0 329 _
10 8 San Francisco 49ers NFC West 2-0 240 _
11 7 New Orleans Saints NFC South 1-1 264 _
12 5 Buffalo Bills AFC East 2-0 257 _
13 4 Los Angeles Chargers AFC West 1-1 236 _
14 1 Indianapolis Colts AFC South 1-1 215 _
15 4 Atlanta Falcons NFC South 1-1 201 _
16 6 Tennessee Titans AFC South 1-1 193 _
17 1 Houston Texans AFC South 1-1 224 _
18 1 Chicago Bears NFC North 1-1 228 _
19 8 Detroit Lions NFC North 1-0-1 160 _
20 2 Cleveland Browns AFC North 1-1 176 _
21 7 Pittsburgh Steelers AFC North 0-2 138 _
22 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFC South 1-1 117 _
23 7 Carolina Panthers NFC South 0-2 112 _
24 2 Oakland Raiders AFC West 1-1 141 _
25 2 Arizona Cardinals NFC West 0-1-1 70 _
26 1 Denver Broncos AFC West 0-2 86 _
27 6 Cincinnati Bengals AFC North 0-2 61 _
28 3 New York Jets AFC East 0-2 46 _
29 - Washington Redskins NFC East 0-2 82 _
30 2 Jacksonville Jaguars AFC South 0-2 77 _
31 2 New York Giants NFC East 0-2 26 _
32 - Miami Dolphins AFC East 0-2 12 _
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