Clayton's mailbag: Pete Carroll and the Seahawks are trying to prove that defense still wins championships.
The controversial calls from Week 11 had a direct impact on the 49ers' chances of returning to the Super Bowl, writes John Clayton in his latest mailbag.
John Clayton's First and 10:
Drew Brees and Peyton Manning continue to impress, writes John Clayton. Plus, more fourth-quarter flair from Indianapolis.
Mailbag: We're seeing a rise in fourth-quarter heroics by quarterbacks, adding excitement to the game, writes John Clayton.
Six quarterbacks have divvied up the past nine Super Bowl wins. Will we see a fresh face this year?
Misfortune and luck can lead to landing the right quarterback, John Clayton writes. For the Colts, misfortune led to Luck.
It's a good time to be a QB, but not all big-name passers are thriving, John Clayton writes in his latest mailbag.
Aaron Rodgers won the Super Bowl last season. Did he move ahead of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning in John Clayton's QB rankings?
Passing is still paramount, but it's clear running ability has helped the four QBs who are still alive in the playoffs, John Clayton writes in his latest mailbag.
Michael Vick has earned elite status among starting quarterbacks as Brett Favre, Donovan McNabb and Carson Palmer have faded, John Clayton writes.
The Colts' victory in the AFC title game was more proof that offense rules in today's NFL, writes John Clayton in his latest mailbag.
Home field has been huge in the NFC South. But don't assume the Panthers will roll over the Saints on Sunday. Thanks to the red-hot Drew Brees, New Orleans can never be counted out, writes John Clayton.
Drew Brees and Matt Hasselbeck show how differently players react in the final year of contracts.
QBs Matt Hasselbeck and Drew Brees are among the players who should be eyeing big deals in the offseason.