For Jets and other teams hoping to contend, it's time to assert themselves, writes John Clayton.
Week 12 will sort out the pretenders and contenders, writes John Clayton.
The Bears look legit, but the Buccaneers aren't quite ready to make real noise, John Clayton writes in his latest mailbag.
If the Houston Texans really are going to establish themselves as contenders, they must beat the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1, writes John Clayton.
If Brett Favre does indeed retire, the Vikings would go from viable Super Bowl contenders to a team that might max out at nine wins, John Clayton writes.
After a tumultuous offseason, the Eagles want to establish themselves as one of the NFC's top contenders. The first test comes Sunday at Carolina, writes John Clayton.
John Clayton has eight teams on his radar that should make dramatic leaps in 2009. Read about whom he selects and why.
Peering into his crystal ball, John Clayton forecasts three teams in each conference as 2009 title favorites.
Are the Redskins legitimate contenders? It depends on how they weather a critical two-game road swing, which starts Sunday in Dallas, writes John Clayton.
While the Giants will be a contender next season, there are five better bets to make it to the next title game. John Clayton explains.
NFL teams need to learn that first-round receivers don't always have to turn into No. 1 receivers, writes John Clayton.