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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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Dec 30, 2016

The Professor gives his thoughts on why he thinks Richard Sherman is acting the way he is. He gives his thoughts on the Seahawks playoff chances and he says it's very possible the Seahawks could end up with that first round bye. Plus, aside from Atlanta/New Orleans what are some matchups to keep an eye on this weekend in the NFL?

Dec 29, 2016

John Clayton talks about why the Bills decided to bench Tyrod Taylor in order to keep him under a cheaper contract. Also, don't write the Packers in as a playoff team quite yet as Detroit will be playing at home for their playoff lives. Plus, what's going on with Stephen Hauschka?

Dec 23, 2016

The Professor gives his take on Pete Carroll's latest comments on the Richard Sherman situation. Will Sherman be punished during the upcoming game against the Cardinals? A preview of the upcoming Thursday Night Football game and an outlook for the race in the NFC East. Between the Browns and the 49ers who is the worse team? Other news and updates from across the NFL.

Dec 22, 2016

Will Richard Sherman's attitude hurt the Seahawks? How do the Seahawks match up against the Arizona Cardinals and will the Cardinals have any motivation in this game? What is the current state of the offensive line? Can we expect the line to perform well in the playoffs? Other news and injury updates from across the NFL.

Dec 21, 2016

The Professor gives his take on Richard Sherman confronting Jim Moore. Is Sherman becoming a cancer to the locker room? Garry Gilliam was just named the starting right tackle for the offensive line, is this concerning to see the starting lineup still changing at this point in the season? An outlook for the playoff picture in both the AFC and NFC. Also, other news and injury updates from across the NFL.

Dec 20, 2016

Who is the best team in the NFC right now? How impressive was Dak Prescott's performance last night and will he be able to keep it up in the playoffs for the Cowboys? Which team matches up best with the Cowboys for the playoffs? Will the Seahawks hold onto the #2 seed in the NFC? Who will win the NFC North? Other injury news and updates from across the NFL.

Dec 17, 2016

The Professor breaks down the Seahawks victory over the Rams yesterday. Was the fake punt at the end of the game unnecessary? Has the team recovered from what happened last week against Green Bay? The Professor's thoughts on Richard Sherman's sideline outburst and his post game comments on throwing the ball at the goaline. Predictions for some of the games this weekend and the latest news and injury updates from across the NFL.

Dec 15, 2016

Will Russell Wilson bounce back tomorrow night? Will the Seahawks blow out the Rams or will it be another ugly close game? The Professor gives the latest update on the Arizona Cardinals' decision to cut WR Michael Floyd, could the Seahawks be interested in him this offseason? Will the Cleveland Browns be able to even keep a game close this season? Other news and injury updates from across the NFL.

Dec 14, 2016

Why has Russell Wilson performed worse as he has gotten healthier? Will the Seahawks finally beat the Rams this Thursday? Who should the Rams target as a new head coach? Is there a quarterback controversy brewing in Dallas? The Professor gives his prediction for how the playoff seeding will sort out in both the NFC and the AFC. Other news and injury updates from across the NFL.

Dec 13, 2016

What happened to the Seahawks yesterday? Why has Wilson thrown more interceptions as he as gotten healthier this season? Is the running game fixed? Dallas lost to the Giants for the second time this season, what can the Seahawks take from this? Is Dak Prescott starting to show his inexperience? A prediction for the upcoming Monday Night Football game between New England and Baltimore. Other updates and injuries from across the NFL.

Dec 10, 2016

Who will win the Seahawks Packers game? Did Derek Carr play himself out of MVP contention with his performance against the Kansas City Chiefs? Why does Aaron Rodgers struggle so much against the Seahawks? Are these struggles a good indicator that the Seahawks will contain the Green Bay offense even without Earl Thomas? Other NFL news and injury updates from across the league.

Dec 9, 2016

John Clayton joins the show and says the Seahawks have a great chance at keeping Aaron Rodgers and the Packers under 20 points and they should be able to win if they do. He also takes a look at the standings in other divisions and thinks Kansas City will win the AFC West over Oakland, even though he likes Derek Carr to take home the league MVP.

Dec 8, 2016

A preview of the upcoming game between the Seahawks and Green Bay. Is this the most important game for the rest of the season? What is wrong with the Panthers? Is the Professor buying the story that Cam Newton was benched for the first series for not wearing a tie or is it something else? Is Gary Gilliam done as a Seahawk? An outlook for divisional races across the NFL. Also, other NFL news and updates.

Dec 7, 2016

The Professor gives his take on the signing of Jeron Johnson. Will the Seahawks defense continue to perform at an elite level without Earl Thomas? With the Cowboys being led by two rookies, will they fall apart under the pressure of the playoffs? How good are the Oakland Raiders? Who should be considered as the favorite in the AFC? Who is the MVP in the NFL right now? Other news and updates from across the NFL.

Dec 6, 2016

The Professor's take on the Seahawks 40-7 win over the Panthers. Is the Seahawks running game back? Are the Seahawks in trouble without Earl Thomas? Also, what happened to Cam Newton? The latest news on the report that Cam Newton was benched on the first drive because he didn't wear a tie to the game. The Seahawks sign former Pro Bowl fullback Marcel Reece, how will he play into the Seahawks offense? Other news and updates from across the NFL and a prediction for the upcoming Monday Night Football game between the Colts and the Jets.

Dec 3, 2016

The latest update on the injury status of Michael Bennett who is currently listed as questionable for the upcoming game against the Panthers. How important is it for the Seahawks to beat the Panthers on Sunday? The Professor also breaks down the controversial calls from the Vikings Cowboys game last night and gives an outlook for the NFC playoff picture. Injury and news updates from teams across the NFL. Also, predictions for the Seahawks game and other big games across the country.

Dec 2, 2016

John Clayton talks about the Seahawks defense being back at full strength and how he believes that Bobby Wagner should be considered for defensive player of the year. Also, the NFL is considering making some officials full-time employees which could improve the on-field product.

Dec 1, 2016

A playoff forecast across the NFL. Do the Seahawks have any chance of catching the Dallas Cowboys for homefield advantage? What went wrong with the Seahawks offensive line last week? Is it fixable? Why have the Panthers struggled so much this year? Other news and updates from across the NFL. Do the Browns have any hope of winning a game this year? Lastly, the Professor explains why Seahawks fans should want to watch the Thursday Night Football game between the Vikings and the Cowboys.

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