John Clayton's First & Goal: The Steelers, 6-1 against teams with .500 records or better, might have the most potential among the wild-card round participants. Plus, the Colts' friendly matchup, a battle of wills and more.
Thanks to a gift win, the Bengals have a leg up in the AFC North, John Clayton writes. Plus, NFC South strides, the reality of backup QBs and more.
Quarterbacks were productive and clutch in Week 8, John Clayton writes. Plus, the right call in Cincy, the woeful Jets and more.
A pair of underdogs delivered drama and excitement, John Clayton writes. Plus, relief for Aaron Rodgers, Steve Smith's statement and more.
Weather and rematches are among the compelling storylines for the wild-card playoffs, John Clayton writes.
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.
Three playoff hopefuls got critical victories on a wild, show-filled Sunday, writes John Clayton.
John Clayton's First and 10: With several teams on the verge of clinching playoff spots, late-season divisional games are losing some luster.
The AFC playoff picture is coming into focus, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Colts' issues, Carson Palmer's regression 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.
Drew Brees and Peyton Manning continue to impress, writes John Clayton. Plus, more fourth-quarter flair from Indianapolis.
Mailbag: The NFC appears to have a decided edge over the AFC, writes John Clayton.
Here are the 10 things John Clayton is eager to see in his whirlwind 12-day tour of training camps.
Mailbag: The franchise-tag system doesn't appear to be working as intended for teams or players, 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.