The sagging NFC South is continuing a yearly trend, John Clayton writes. Plus, AFC haze, the resilient 49ers and more.
John Clayton's First and Goal: Sunday's Bengals-Colts matchup could provide clarity in the AFC. Plus, a tough test for the 49ers' D and more.
John Clayton's First and 10: With all four division titles and every playoff seed still undecided, the NFC will own most of the Week 17 spotlight.
John Clayton's First and 10: Likely finale at iconic Candlestick Park, Indy-K.C. potential playoff preview highlight Week 16 action.
The Saints' road woes continued in Week 15. Plus, the Patriots' harsh reality without Gronk, and more.
John Clayton's First and 10: With several teams on the verge of clinching playoff spots, late-season divisional games are losing some luster.
Three early safeties set the tone for a strange Week 1, writes John Clayton.
Offensive linemen are falling at an alarming rate, and strong backups seem to be in short supply, John Clayton writes.
Mailbag: The franchise-tag system doesn't appear to be working as intended for teams or players, writes John Clayton.
Plenty of teams made big splashes early in free agency, but keep an eye on those who waited for smart bargains, writes John Clayton.
The San Diego Chargers are the big winners of the 2013 draft, writes John Clayton.
Three of the four NFC East teams have had to work around tricky cap situations this offseason, writes John Clayton.
Free agency in 2013 has been fast and furious, with big deals, lots of cuts and new coaches making multiple moves, writes John Clayton.
After the Niners and Seahawks shook up the NFC West, wide receivers could go fast in free agency, writes John Clayton.
Good teams are built through the draft, not free agency, which is risky business, writes John Clayton.
The NFL might be able do more when it comes to helping players recover from injury. Plus, answers to reader questions.