John Clayton's First and Goal: Week 14 may begin to weed out nonplayoff teams from the crowded pack, particularly in the AFC.
John Clayton's mailbag: Three losses to losing teams have made the Steelers' quest for a playoff berth a lot tougher.
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.
John Clayton's First and Goal: A weakened field of NFC contenders aids dangerous Green Bay's Super Bowl hopes. Plus, can Mark Sanchez deliver when it matters most?
John Clayton's First and Goal: Few teams are out of the running for an AFC playoff berth, meaning contenders can't afford to lose any ground in Week 9.
Playoff-bound teams have a lot to play for in Week 17. Plus, the Colts' gains, Sean Payton's missteps and more.
The Saints' road woes continued in Week 15. Plus, the Patriots' harsh reality without Gronk, and more.
John Clayton's First and 10: The Bengals and several other playoff contenders hit the road for potentially tough matchups.
Clayton's mailbag: Injuries to offensive stars have significantly impacted the play and fortunes of several contenders.
John Clayton's First and 10: Thanks to the AFC's mediocre middle, 4-6 teams remain viable playoff contenders.
With a combined record of 15-2, the Seahawks and Broncos are the favorites to make the Super Bowl, John Clayton writes.
Here are five things John Clayton took away from his visit to the Atlanta Falcons' training camp.
Both the Texans and 49ers are legit contenders, but neither team is built to make up large deficits, writes John Clayton.
For Jets and other teams hoping to contend, it's time to assert themselves, writes John Clayton.
After a tough couple of days of reflection, former Bears center Olin Kreutz wants to continue his career, his agent Mark Bartelstein said.
Week 12 will sort out the pretenders and contenders, writes John Clayton.