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