John Clayton's First and Goal: The NFL's marquee rivalry will take a hit if Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers part ways. Plus, playoff race drama negates the rush to expand the postseason field.
The sagging NFC South is continuing a yearly trend, John Clayton writes. Plus, AFC haze, the resilient 49ers and more.
John Clayton's mailbag: Pondering midseason head-scratchers, including the 49ers' offensive identity.
Running backs had a tough time Sunday, John Clayton writes. Plus, Brady over Manning, the 49ers' struggles 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 Goal: Friends turned foes out to make statement vs. old teams during NFL's reunion week.
John Clayton's mailbag: The officials' emphasis on pass-defense penalties was clear during the first wave of preseason games.
Gary Kubiak has helped resurrect the running game in Baltimore. Plus, Ravens rookie C.J. Mosley looks like he's for real, John Clayton writes.
John Clayton's mailbag: Colin Kaepernick's deal could serve as a new model for the way big-money contracts are structured.
Mailbag: In what's usually a quiet time for the NFL, discipline and legal matters have dominated the news, writes John Clayton.
The Bills' bold move is an audition for a future owner, and the 3-4 defense remains important, John Clayton writes.
A Super Bowl rematch between the Seahawks and Broncos is among the highlights of the 2014 NFL schedule, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag -- While there's still on-field value for RBs, it no longer translates into big contracts, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag -- New CBA's option tag will allow teams to wait out the market as rookie deals expire, writes John Clayton.
Stars from the 2010 and 2011 draft classes are set to command big money after their rookie deals expire, leaving teams to debate how much of the extra 2014 salary cap to carry over to future seasons, writes John Clayton.
Expect the Rams and Cardinals to make the NFC West a four-team race. Plus: the Dolphins' O-line needs, QB salaries and more.