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 First and Goal: A weakened field of NFC contenders aids dangerous Green Bay's Super Bowl hopes. Plus, can Mark Sanchez deliver when it matters most?
John Clayton's First and Goal: Several NFC teams are in need of a playoff-preserving win in Week 10. Also, is this the end of Jim Harbaugh in San Francisco?
John Clayton's First and Goal: The NFC, currently led by the surprising Cowboys, Cardinals and Lions, has a wide-open feel entering Week 8.
A thrilling day of football was a welcome sight for the NFL, John Clayton writes. Plus, the battle-tested Seahawks, a QB youth movement and more.
John Clayton's First and Goal: In the wake of off-field controversy, the NFL needs on-field excitement to generate more favorable headlines.
Compelling storylines surround the remaining unbeatens, John Clayton writes. Plus, RG III's latest setback, more Saints road woes and more.
Expect the Rams and Cardinals to make the NFC West a four-team race. Plus: the Dolphins' O-line needs, QB salaries and more.
The Seahawks have youth on their side, but the talent-rich NFC boasts plenty of threats, writes John Clayton.
Clayton's mailbag: Pete Carroll and the Seahawks are trying to prove that defense still wins championships.
The Saints' road woes continued in Week 15. Plus, the Patriots' harsh reality without Gronk, and more.
The AFC playoff picture is coming into focus, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Colts' issues, Carson Palmer's regression and more.
The NFC North was in a giving mood Sunday, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Chiefs' breaking point on D, cold-weather kickstarts and more.
John Clayton's First and 10: Thanks to the AFC's mediocre middle, 4-6 teams remain viable playoff contenders.
John Clayton's First and 10: Blowouts are highly probable in Week 8. Plus, Dez vs. Megatron, RG III's improving health and more.
Mailbag: With teams getting close to shutting down until training camp, John Clayton examines some of the biggest remaining questions.