Poll Released: Dec 09

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 11-2 384(12) @ Buffalo Bills W 24-17
2 1 San Francisco 49ers NFC West 11-2 372 @ New Orleans Saints W 48-46
3 1 New Orleans Saints NFC South 10-3 350 vs San Francisco 49ers L 48-46
4 2 Kansas City Chiefs AFC West 9-4 337 @ New England Patriots W 23-16
5 2 New England Patriots AFC East 10-3 322 vs Kansas City Chiefs L 23-16
6 2 Seattle Seahawks NFC West 10-3 337 @ Los Angeles Rams L 28-12
7 - Green Bay Packers NFC North 10-3 331 vs Washington Redskins W 20-15
8 2 Minnesota Vikings NFC North 9-4 301 vs Detroit Lions W 20-7
9 2 Los Angeles Rams NFC West 8-5 267 vs Seattle Seahawks W 28-12
10 3 Houston Texans AFC South 8-5 260 vs Denver Broncos L 38-24
11 - Buffalo Bills AFC East 9-4 286 vs Baltimore Ravens L 24-17
12 1 Tennessee Titans AFC South 8-5 259 @ Oakland Raiders W 42-21
13 - Pittsburgh Steelers AFC North 8-5 248 @ Arizona Cardinals W 23-17
14 2 Chicago Bears NFC North 7-6 227 vs Dallas Cowboys W 31-24
15 1 Dallas Cowboys NFC East 6-7 207 @ Chicago Bears L 31-24
16 3 Indianapolis Colts AFC South 6-7 183 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 38-35
17 2 Philadelphia Eagles NFC East 6-7 192 vs New York Giants W 23-17
18 3 Oakland Raiders AFC West 6-7 160 vs Tennessee Titans L 42-21
19 2 Cleveland Browns AFC North 6-7 171 vs Cincinnati Bengals W 27-19
20 - Los Angeles Chargers AFC West 5-8 140 @ Jacksonville Jaguars W 45-10
21 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFC South 6-7 189 vs Indianapolis Colts W 38-35
22 3 Carolina Panthers NFC South 5-8 112 @ Atlanta Falcons L 40-20
23 2 Denver Broncos AFC West 5-8 148 @ Houston Texans W 38-24
24 3 Atlanta Falcons NFC South 4-9 97 vs Carolina Panthers W 40-20
25 1 Detroit Lions NFC North 3-9-1 53 @ Minnesota Vikings L 20-7
26 2 Arizona Cardinals NFC West 3-9-1 77 vs Pittsburgh Steelers L 23-17
27 3 New York Jets AFC East 5-8 101 vs Miami Dolphins W 22-21
28 4 Jacksonville Jaguars AFC South 4-9 63 vs Los Angeles Chargers L 45-10
29 1 Miami Dolphins AFC East 3-10 71 @ New York Jets L 22-21
30 - Washington Redskins NFC East 3-10 53 @ Green Bay Packers L 20-15
31 - New York Giants NFC East 2-11 25 @ Philadelphia Eagles L 23-17
32 - Cincinnati Bengals AFC North 1-12 13 @ Cleveland Browns L 27-19
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