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.
John Clayton's First and 10: Thanks to the AFC's mediocre middle, 4-6 teams remain viable playoff contenders.
Both the Texans and 49ers are legit contenders, but neither team is built to make up large deficits, 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.
The Broncos deserve credit for their 3-0 start, but it's much too early to determine where this team is headed, John Clayton writes in his latest mailbag.
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.
With two weeks left in the regular season, John Clayton looks at the wild-card contenders and how it might shake out.
Damon Huard or Trent Green? Huard has played so well that it's going to be a hard decision for Herman Edwards, writes John Clayton.
NFL teams need to learn that first-round receivers don't always have to turn into No. 1 receivers, writes John Clayton.
While the Week 16 action took some of the suspense out of next weekend's season finales, there are still playoff scenarios to be sorted out.
A smooth schedule and a reconfigured defense give Kansas City the look of a playoff contender.