John Clayton's First & Goal: Andrew Luck's ousting of Peyton Manning and Denver from the playoffs may signal the passing of the torch in the AFC.
John Clayton's First and Goal: New faces are scarce in this year's playoff field, which is almost set. Plus: coaching jobs, key Week 17 games and more.
John Clayton's First and Goal: After early-season struggles, the chips may fall into place for Seattle to claim No. 1 seed in NFC. Plus, how will DeMarco Murray's injury impact his workhorse status?
It was a big Sunday for the AFC, John Clayton writes. Plus, a rare Green Bay dud, the end for San Francisco and more.
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.
Four AFC hopefuls suffered damaging blows Sunday, John Clayton writes. Plus, the surging Seahawks, Le'Veon Bell and more.
John Clayton's First and Goal: Week 14 may begin to weed out nonplayoff teams from the crowded pack, particularly in the AFC.
John Clayton's mailbag: Three losses to losing teams have made the Steelers' quest for a playoff berth a lot tougher.
Thanks to a gift win, the Bengals have a leg up in the AFC North, John Clayton writes. Plus, NFC South strides, the reality of backup QBs and more.
John Clayton's First and Goal: After a three-game Thanksgiving Day feast, Week 13 offers plenty -- including a Patriots-Packers showdown -- to whet appetites.
The AFC playoff race continues to gain clarity, John Clayton writes. Plus, Seattle's D, Denver's simpler approach and more.
John Clayton's mailbag: With teams padding their win totals against the dismal South divisions, the NFL may face a scenario in which multiple 10-win teams miss the playoffs.
The Cardinals and Packers made big gains in the NFC playoff picture, John Clayton writes. Plus, Seattle's SB jinx, AFC West intrigue and more.
John Clayton's mailbag: Mark Sanchez's rapid success underscores Chip Kelly's coaching brilliance. Plus, too much AFC North love?
The sagging NFC South is continuing a yearly trend, John Clayton writes. Plus, AFC haze, the resilient 49ers and more.
With many of the marquee nondivisional matchups in the books, divisional tilts, headlined by the clashes at the top of the NFC East, highlight the NFL's second half, writes John Clayton.