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.
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.
Plenty of teams made big splashes early in free agency, but keep an eye on those who waited for smart bargains, writes John Clayton.
Free agency in 2013 has been fast and furious, with big deals, lots of cuts and new coaches making multiple moves, 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.
No. 1 seeds are on the line this weekend, but that distinction isn't as valuable as it once was, John Clayton writes.
With young talent and shrewd moves, the Bengals are getting it right, writes John Clayton.
Recent wild finishes reinforce the necessity of having a quarterback who can thrive in the fourth quarter, John Clayton writes.
With four starters being injured in Week 10, the state of the NFL's backup quarterback situation is about to come into focus, writes John Clayton.
John Clayton delivers a musical masterpiece with his NFL midseason report.