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.
The Seahawks have youth on their side, but the talent-rich NFC boasts plenty of threats, writes John Clayton.
Does the playoff format need tweaking? Maybe not, as the NFL's four best teams will all be playing in conference title games, John Clayton writes.
Clayton's mailbag: The 2013 playoffs have rejuvenated the importance of the ground game.
No lead is safe with the QB field left in the playoffs and recent history sides with No. 6 seeds, John Clayton writes.
John Clayton's First and 10: With all four division titles and every playoff seed still undecided, the NFC will own most of the Week 17 spotlight.
The AFC playoff picture is coming into focus, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Colts' issues, Carson Palmer's regression and more.
John Clayton's First and 10: Thanks to the AFC's mediocre middle, 4-6 teams remain viable playoff contenders.
Running attacks continue to take a backseat, writes John Clayton. Plus, a defining win by the Lions, the Patriots' glaring need and more.
Drew Brees and Peyton Manning continue to impress, writes John Clayton. Plus, more fourth-quarter flair from Indianapolis.
Injuries and quarterback races have garnered headlines through the first half of the preseason, writes John Clayton. Plus, reader questions.
Critics of celebration limits are missing the mark; plus: injury concerns, PEDs and more in John Clayton's mailbag.
Mailbag: Injuries and suspensions could keep teams from going full speed ahead with their offensive plans, writes John Clayton.
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.
It's unusual for a Super Bowl champion to retool its roster, but the Ravens' strategy makes sense in this era, 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.