John Clayton's First & Goal: While the top seeds have been virtually unbeatable at home, injuries and matchups may mitigate their edge in the divisional round. Plus, frigid weather may limit QBs and Peyton Manning's future is unsure.
The aggressive Broncos emerged as early winners in free agency. The Raiders, among others, came up short, writes John Clayton.
The Seahawks have youth on their side, but the talent-rich NFC boasts plenty of threats, writes John Clayton.
No lead is safe with the QB field left in the playoffs and recent history sides with No. 6 seeds, John Clayton writes.
Clayton's mailbag: The league has to figure out why the number of missed games has been rising.
Playoff-bound teams have a lot to play for in Week 17. Plus, the Colts' gains, Sean Payton's missteps and more.
The Seahawks have the NFC's No. 1 seed in sight, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Lions' healthy outlook, the 49ers' blues and more.
Clayton's mailbag: The strength-of-schedule shift has put Detroit and Seattle on favorable paths.
Mailbag: Teams that hand out punishment, instead of waiting for the league do it, are sending a strong message that could deter more incidents, writes John Clayton.
Plenty of teams made big splashes early in free agency, but keep an eye on those who waited for smart bargains, writes John Clayton.
Three of the four NFC East teams have had to work around tricky cap situations this offseason, writes John Clayton.
Peyton Manning headlines John Clayton's 2012 All-Pro team, which includes clear choices at the skill positions and tough calls elsewhere.
There's still plenty of intrigue regarding the NFC playoff race, writes John Clayton.
The 2012 season has been marked by close games, but that wasn't the case Sunday, writes John Clayton.
Expand the playoffs? It's a question of when, not if, John Clayton writes.
Recent wild finishes reinforce the necessity of having a quarterback who can thrive in the fourth quarter, John Clayton writes.