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.
John Clayton ranks the NFL's starting quarterbacks from No. 1 to No. 32.
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.
Because of multiple-receiver sets, teams have been forced out of their comfort zones and into more man-to-man coverages, John Clayton writes.
Unless the Saints plan to release Drew Brees, the salary-cap impact of a $23.6 million franchise tag in 2013 would be devastating to the team, John Clayton writes in his latest mailbag.
Because franchise tags eat up valuable space under a flat cap, teams have to rethink their strategies going forward, John Clayton writes.
The penalties given to the Saints as a result of the bounty scandal effectively take Drew Brees & Co. out of Super Bowl contention, John Clayton writes.
The New Orleans Saints have placed their exclusive rights franchise tag on quarterback Drew Brees, the team confirmed Saturday.