No lead is safe with the QB field left in the playoffs and recent history sides with No. 6 seeds, John Clayton writes.
Playoff experience is paying off at QB. Plus, the importance of Michael Crabtree, the Saints' best plan of attack and more.
Weather and rematches are among the compelling storylines for the wild-card playoffs, John Clayton writes.
After uninspired "mild-card" games, the divisional round matchups should be better, writes John Clayton.
With the Ravens' wild-card game possibly being Ray Lewis' last at home, emotions will run high in Baltimore, John Clayton writes.
The Bears' loss kept the NFC wild-card race interesting, writes John Clayton.
Teams are taking fewer chances on long-term deals, John Clayton writes in his latest mailbag.
Aaron Rodgers and Eli Manning both know firsthand the hard road to the Super Bowl, writes John Clayton.
After the dust settled in the wild-card round, these are the 10 burning questions for the AFC divisional playoffs, John Clayton writes.
With Rashard Mendenhall out, a gimpy Ben Roethlisberger will be forced to do even more for the Steelers, writes John Clayton.
John Clayton offers up his NFC regular-season report card and says the Packers, Saints, Lions and 49ers stand out.
The Ravens, Bengals and Texans have the best grades in the AFC this season, John Clayton writes.
Teams looking for a franchise QB in 2012 will anxiously await Matt Barkley's decision, writes John Clayton in his latest mailbag.
Caleb Hanie and Matt Leinart aren't just replacing injured starters, they also need to keep their teams' playoff hopes alive, writes John Clayton.
This round of the playoffs is kinder to home teams, but they must guard against slow starts, writes John Clayton.