John Clayton's Cold Hard Facts

No one knows more about the NFL than “The Professor” John Clayton. A ubiquitous presence on ESPN, he’s an analyst, commentator, and human database of all things football. Get the latest lowdown on the league live every weekday at 4pm on 710 ESPN Seattle.
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Nov 30, 2016

An update on the Panthers injury situation including the decision to put Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil on the injured reserve and the status of Luke Kuechly who is recovering from a concussion. How will these injuries change the upcoming game? Are the Panthers better than their record shows? Why has the Seahawks offense struggled so much more on the road? Other news and updates from teams across the NFL. Also, the Professor reacts to the newest College Football Playoff rankings which put Washington at #4. Would the Huskies have a chance against Alabama?

Nov 29, 2016

The Professor gives his analysis of the Seahawks game yesterday. Should the loss be a cause for long term concern? Updated outlooks on the playoff scenarios in both the NFC and AFC. The Professor's thoughts on some of the games yesterday including the Raiders comeback win and the Chiefs wild win over the Broncos. Also, injury updates from across the NFL. A preview of the upcoming Monday Night Football game between the Eagles and the Packers.

Nov 24, 2016

The Professor gives his opinion on which Seahawks represent which Thanksgiving dish. Also, the latest updates on the injury status of Michael Bennett, Earl Thomas and DeShawn Shead. Can the Seahawks defense hold the Buccaneers without them? Will Alex Collins have a big role on Sunday? Is this his chance to show he deserves to have a future with the Seahawks? An outlook for divisional races across the NFL. Other injury and news updates from across the NFL. Lastly, a prediction for the Seahawks Buccaneers game and a prediction for the Apple Cup.

Nov 23, 2016

The Professor breaks down the decision by the Seahawks to release left guard J'Marcus Webb. Should this signing be considered a bust? Do the Seahawks need to sign another running back? Who is the best current free agent option? Also, did the Houston Texans get robbed by the officials in last night's Monday Night Football game? What can the NFL do to help officiating? The Professor talks about the strange story of fans shining a laser into Brock Osweiler's eyes during the game last night. Other news and updates from across the NFL.

Nov 22, 2016

The Professor breaks down the Seahawks 26-15 victory over the Eagles and gives the latest injury updates for Earl Thomas, DeShawn Shead and CJ Prosise. Is Russell Wilson finally fully healthy? Does he deserve to be the MVP? Also, a break down of the NFC playoff picture and the Seahawks' chances at getting homefield advantage. The Professor's opinion on the league wide struggles for kickers making extra points. Is the longer extra point unnecessary drama? Plus a preview of the upcoming Monday Night Football game between the Raiders and the Texans.

Nov 19, 2016

The Professor predicts the distribution of carries between the Seahawks running backs for the game against the Eagles. Also, injury updates and news updates from across the league including the status of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski who suffered a punctured lung from a hit by Earl Thomas. Jim Moore tries to convince the Professor that the Browns have a chance to get their first win of the season this week. The Professor also makes his prediction for the Seahawks Eagles game.

Nov 18, 2016

John Clayton talks about Doug Baldwin's comparisons of CJ Prosise to Arian Foster. The Professor thinks he's more similar to Marshall Faulk. Also, he gives us his thoughts about who could be the MVP in the NFL. Plus a breakdown of the Eagles defense.

Nov 17, 2016

The Professor breaks down the decision by the Seahawks to cut Christine Michael. Will Michael bring anything to the Green Bay Packers where he just signed? Also, who is in contention in the MVP race right now? What does Russell Wilson have to do to make himself the favorite? The Professor also breaks down the state of the NFC East. How good are the Cowboys? Are the Giants a legitimate contender? Can Washington make a run for the wild card? How good is Philadelphia? Other updates for teams across the league.

Nov 16, 2016

John Clayton gives his thoughts on why the Seahawks decided to completely cut ties with RB Christine Michael today. It also appears the Troymaine Pope might be signed off the practice squad as well. Plus, he posits a theory on why now the Rams will play Jared Goff at QB.

Nov 15, 2016

The Professor breaks down the Seahawks win over the Patriots including some of the big plays and big coaching decisions by both sides. Are the Seahawks the best team in the NFC now? Will they get a 1st round bye in the playoffs? Pete Carroll said Thomas Rawls will be back this weekend, how will the Seahawks RB situation play out for the rest of the season? Also, injury updates from across the NFL and a prediction for the Monday Night Football game between the Bengals and the Giants.

Nov 11, 2016

John Clayton joins the show and says he doesn't think the Patriots will blow out the Seahawks, even though he doesn't think the Hawks will win. Justin Houston has been activated from the PUP list, but won't make his 2016 debut this week. Will his return make the Chiefs the favorite to win the AFC West? Also, with the city of San Diego voting against funding a new stadium, which team's stadium deal is the NFL prioritizing first: San Diego's or Oakland's?

Nov 11, 2016

Does Richard Sherman deserve to be fined for running into Bills kicker Matt Carpenter? The Professor previews the upcoming game between the Seahawks and Patriots. How will Kam Chancellor's return change the Seahawks defense? Also, injury updates for other teams and predictions for games across the league. The Professor also mocks Jim Moore for being tempted to pick the Browns to cover the spread against the Baltimore Ravens.

Nov 10, 2016

The Seahawks are a 7.5 point underdog against the Patriots, the largest margin since Russell Wilson was a rookie, is Las Vegas underestimating the Seahawks? Does Tom Brady deserve MVP consideration right now? Will the Seahawks match better with the Patriots defense after the trade of Jamie Collins? Injury updates from across the league. Also, the initiative to fund a new stadium in San Diego for the Chargers was shot down, does this mean they're going to Los Angeles?

Nov 9, 2016

The Professor gives his opinion on the controversy over the poor officiating at the end of the first half that led to the Bills missing a field goal, should Richard Sherman have been penalized for colliding with kicker Matt Carpenter? Also, break down and analysis of the Seahawks Bills game. Will the Seahawks defense turn around once Kam Chancellor and Michael Bennett return? Also, analysis for teams across the NFL including the reasons behind the fall of the Vikings, Aaron Rodgers' struggles and the decline of the Los Angeles Rams.

Nov 5, 2016

The guys talk about the upcoming game between the Seahawks and Bills and the Professor gives his predictions. Also health and news updates from across the league. Will the Big Ben play this weekend? Who is going to start for the Cleveland Browns this weekend? How good has Joey Bosa been playing and can he keep it up? The Professor also gives predictions for several NFL games across the country.

Nov 4, 2016

The Professor gives his take on why the Seahawks are consistently penalized so much more than their opponents as well as a break down of the upcoming game between the Seahawks and the Bills. Is Big Ben exaggerating an injury again? Has Golden Tate turned his season around? What is the Rams quarterback situation? Yesterday, the Cubs ended a 108 year championship drought, which NFL team is most likely to end a multi-decade championship drought this season?

Nov 3, 2016

Was Percy Harvin a bust? And does the Professor think he will play on Monday against the Seahawks? Can Bobby Wagner be a Hall of Famer? What's wrong with the Vikings? Does Cam Newton have the right to complain about the lack of roughing the passer calls for him? How long until Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley gets fired? Other news and injury updates from across the NFL. Is the NFL going to change overtime rules to stop ties from happening in the regular season?

Nov 2, 2016

Percy Harvin is coming out of retirement, how big a factor will he be when the Bills play the Seahawks next Monday? Will the Seahawks make a move to resign Troymaine Pope? What can the NFL do to help improve officiating and are too many penalties being called? Updates on Trent Williams' suspension, Alex Smith's injuries and Josh Norman's controversial post game comments. The Professor also reacts to the recently released College Football Playoff standings that currently place the University of Washington outside of the four team playoff.

Nov 1, 2016

Who is the best team in the NFC right now? The Professor's take on the controversial officiating in the Seahawks 25-20 loss to the Saints. Will the Seahawks offense improve down the stretch? A preview of the upcoming game between the Seahawks and the Bills. Analysis of the of the surprising trade of linebacker Jamie Collins from the Patriots to the Browns. How much trouble are the Arizona Cardinals in? More news and injury updates from NFL teams across the country.