Poll Released: Nov 11

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 1 New England Patriots AFC East 8-1 372(5) _
2 3 Baltimore Ravens AFC North 7-2 375(7) @ Cincinnati Bengals W 49-13
3 1 Seattle Seahawks NFC West 8-2 353 @ San Francisco 49ers W 27-24
4 2 San Francisco 49ers NFC West 8-1 357 vs Seattle Seahawks L 27-24
5 2 Green Bay Packers NFC North 8-2 332 vs Carolina Panthers W 24-16
6 4 New Orleans Saints NFC South 7-2 326 vs Atlanta Falcons L 26-9
7 1 Minnesota Vikings NFC North 7-3 316 @ Dallas Cowboys W 28-24
8 1 Houston Texans AFC South 6-3 293 _
9 3 Kansas City Chiefs AFC West 6-4 286 @ Tennessee Titans L 35-32
10 - Dallas Cowboys NFC East 5-4 259 vs Minnesota Vikings L 28-24
11 3 Philadelphia Eagles NFC East 5-4 241 _
12 2 Los Angeles Rams NFC West 5-4 230 @ Pittsburgh Steelers L 17-12
13 - Buffalo Bills AFC East 6-3 251 @ Cleveland Browns L 19-16
14 4 Indianapolis Colts AFC South 5-4 217 vs Miami Dolphins L 16-12
15 4 Pittsburgh Steelers AFC North 5-4 237 vs Los Angeles Rams W 17-12
16 1 Carolina Panthers NFC South 5-4 228 @ Green Bay Packers L 24-16
17 - Oakland Raiders AFC West 5-4 218 vs Los Angeles Chargers W 26-24
18 2 Tennessee Titans AFC South 5-5 183 vs Kansas City Chiefs W 35-32
19 1 Los Angeles Chargers AFC West 4-6 152 @ Oakland Raiders L 26-24
20 4 Chicago Bears NFC North 4-5 153 vs Detroit Lions W 20-13
21 4 Detroit Lions NFC North 3-5-1 121 @ Chicago Bears L 20-13
22 - Jacksonville Jaguars AFC South 4-5 143 _
23 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFC South 3-6 105 vs Arizona Cardinals W 30-27
24 2 Arizona Cardinals NFC West 3-6-1 113 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 30-27
25 3 Cleveland Browns AFC North 3-6 114 vs Buffalo Bills W 19-16
26 2 Denver Broncos AFC West 3-6 103 _
27 1 Atlanta Falcons NFC South 2-7 72 @ New Orleans Saints W 26-9
28 1 Miami Dolphins AFC East 2-7 62 @ Indianapolis Colts W 16-12
29 2 New York Jets AFC East 2-7 51 vs New York Giants W 34-27
30 3 New York Giants NFC East 2-8 35 @ New York Jets L 34-27
31 2 Washington Redskins NFC East 1-8 26 _
32 - Cincinnati Bengals AFC North 0-9 12 vs Baltimore Ravens L 49-13
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