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  1. Time to weed out NFL's legit playoff teams -- John Clayton's Firs...

    John Clayton

    John Clayton's First and Goal: Week 14 may begin to weed out nonplayoff teams from the crowded pack, particularly in the AFC.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2014
  2. Clayton's mailbag -- Contenders can't afford to stumble against l...

    John Clayton

    John Clayton's mailbag: Three losses to losing teams have made the Steelers' quest for a playoff berth a lot tougher.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2014
  3. NFL -- John Clayton's Last Call, Week 13

    John Clayton

    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.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2014
  4. Fear the Green Bay Packers in the NFC -- John Clayton's First an...

    John Clayton

    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?

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2014
  5. Playoff spots will be a premium -- John Clayton's First and Goal...

    John Clayton

    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.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  6. NFL - John Clayton's Last Call, Week 16

    John Clayton

    Playoff-bound teams have a lot to play for in Week 17. Plus, the Colts' gains, Sean Payton's missteps and more.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2013
  7. NFL - John Clayton's Last Call, Week 15

    John Clayton

    The Saints' road woes continued in Week 15. Plus, the Patriots' harsh reality without Gronk, and more.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2013
  8. Biggest NFL games of Week 15 -- John Clayton's First and 10

    John Clayton

    John Clayton's First and 10: The Bengals and several other playoff contenders hit the road for potentially tough matchups.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2013
  9. Clayton's mailbag -- Injured offensive stars create void for seve...

    John Clayton

    Clayton's mailbag: Injuries to offensive stars have significantly impacted the play and fortunes of several contenders.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  10. Biggest NFL games of Week 12 -- John Clayton's First and 10

    John Clayton

    John Clayton's First and 10: Thanks to the AFC's mediocre middle, 4-6 teams remain viable playoff contenders.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2013
  11. NFL - Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks are John Clayton's Super B...

    John Clayton

    With a combined record of 15-2, the Seahawks and Broncos are the favorites to make the Super Bowl, John Clayton writes.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2013
  12. 2013 NFL training camp -- Falcons have only one goal

    John Clayton

    Here are five things John Clayton took away from his visit to the Atlanta Falcons' training camp.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2013
  13. NFL - Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers have common flaw

    John Clayton

    Both the Texans and 49ers are legit contenders, but neither team is built to make up large deficits, writes John Clayton.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  14. Biggest NFL games of Week 10 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    John Clayton

    For Jets and other teams hoping to contend, it's time to assert themselves, writes John Clayton.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2011
  15. Ex-Chicago Bear Olin Kreutz would play in '11 for right offer, ag...

    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.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2011
  16. Biggest NFL games of Week 12 by ESPN.com's John Clayton

    John Clayton

    Week 12 will sort out the pretenders and contenders, writes John Clayton.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2010