Clayton's mailbag: While defense reigns in the NFC, the AFC's best are fueled by high-octane attacks
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.
John Clayton's First and 10: With several teams on the verge of clinching playoff spots, late-season divisional games are losing some luster.
Running attacks continue to take a backseat, writes John Clayton. Plus, a defining win by the Lions, the Patriots' glaring need and more.
The rash of pick-sixes continued, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Bengals' arrival, Gronk's return and more.
Mailbag: The NFC appears to have a decided edge over the AFC, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: The franchise-tag system doesn't appear to be working as intended for teams or players, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: With teams getting close to shutting down until training camp, John Clayton examines some of the biggest remaining questions.
Plenty of teams made big splashes early in free agency, but keep an eye on those who waited for smart bargains, writes John Clayton.
Expect Tavon Austin, DeAndre Hopkins and Robert Woods to emerge as offensive ROY candidates, writes John Clayton.
An innovative scheduling software is helping teams avoid three-game road trips and other dreaded quirks, writes John Clayton.
Safety remains a primary concern for the league's competition committee. Plus, answers to reader questions.
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.
No. 1 seeds are on the line this weekend, but that distinction isn't as valuable as it once was, John Clayton writes.
The AFC playoff races are on the verge of wrapping up early, John Clayton writes.