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.
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.
In obtaining Donovan McNabb, the Redskins should be able to finally score enough points to not just be a wild-card playoff contender but to be a division winner.
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.
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.
The Bengals appear to have what it takes -- especially on offense -- to be a surprise team in 2009, writes John Clayton 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.