Poll Released: Dec 23

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 - Baltimore Ravens AFC North 13-2 384(12) @ Cleveland Browns W 31-15
2 - New Orleans Saints NFC South 12-3 369 @ Tennessee Titans W 38-28
3 1 San Francisco 49ers NFC West 12-3 351 vs Los Angeles Rams W 34-31
4 1 Kansas City Chiefs AFC West 11-4 344 @ Chicago Bears W 26-3
5 1 New England Patriots AFC East 12-3 332 vs Buffalo Bills W 24-17
6 1 Green Bay Packers NFC North 12-3 343 @ Minnesota Vikings W 23-10
7 4 Seattle Seahawks NFC West 11-4 309 vs Arizona Cardinals L 27-13
8 1 Minnesota Vikings NFC North 10-5 291 vs Green Bay Packers L 23-10
9 1 Buffalo Bills AFC East 10-5 294 @ New England Patriots L 24-17
10 - Houston Texans AFC South 10-5 280 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 23-20
11 2 Tennessee Titans AFC South 8-7 246 vs New Orleans Saints L 38-28
12 4 Philadelphia Eagles NFC East 8-7 256 vs Dallas Cowboys W 17-9
13 1 Los Angeles Rams NFC West 8-7 247 @ San Francisco 49ers L 34-31
14 3 Dallas Cowboys NFC East 7-8 217 @ Philadelphia Eagles L 17-9
15 - Pittsburgh Steelers AFC North 8-7 227 @ New York Jets L 16-10
16 - Chicago Bears NFC North 7-8 181 vs Kansas City Chiefs L 26-3
17 1 Indianapolis Colts AFC South 7-8 181 vs Carolina Panthers W 38-6
18 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFC South 7-8 187 vs Houston Texans L 23-20
19 2 Oakland Raiders AFC West 7-8 176 @ Los Angeles Chargers W 24-17
20 1 Atlanta Falcons NFC South 6-9 159 vs Jacksonville Jaguars W 24-12
21 4 Cleveland Browns AFC North 6-9 120 vs Baltimore Ravens L 31-15
22 1 Denver Broncos AFC West 6-9 144 vs Detroit Lions W 27-17
23 2 Los Angeles Chargers AFC West 5-10 97 vs Oakland Raiders L 24-17
24 2 Arizona Cardinals NFC West 5-9-1 139 @ Seattle Seahawks W 27-13
25 3 New York Jets AFC East 6-9 119 vs Pittsburgh Steelers W 16-10
26 2 Jacksonville Jaguars AFC South 5-10 77 @ Atlanta Falcons L 24-12
27 1 Carolina Panthers NFC South 5-10 68 @ Indianapolis Colts L 38-6
28 1 New York Giants NFC East 4-11 64 @ Washington Redskins W 41-35
29 - Detroit Lions NFC North 3-11-1 27 @ Denver Broncos L 27-17
30 1 Miami Dolphins AFC East 4-11 61 vs Cincinnati Bengals W 38-35
31 - Washington Redskins NFC East 3-12 34 vs New York Giants L 41-35
32 - Cincinnati Bengals AFC North 1-14 12 @ Miami Dolphins L 38-35
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