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  1. Takeaways from PFF roster study -- John Clayton's mailbag

    John Clayton

    John Clayton's mailbag: An in-depth roster study by Pro Football Focus illustrates how tough it is for bad teams to make quick turnarounds.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2015
  2. 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
  3. Aaron Rodgers, Packers win showdown against Tom Brady, Patriots

    Aaron Rodgers threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Lacy powered for key yards in the fourth quarter and the Green Bay Packers fended off the New England Patriots 26-21 Sunday in a high-profile matchup between Super Bowl contenders.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | November 30, 2014
  4. Bills' season on the ropes as Kyle Orton, offense sputter

    Mike Rodak

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- In a span of just five days, the Buffalo Bills have gone from contenders to pretenders. Dropping back-to-back games this week -- the latest a 22-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night -- has set Buffalo back in a way...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  5. 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
  6. W2W4: Patriots at Dolphins

    James Walker

    We will know right away if the Miami Dolphins are contenders in the AFC East. They will host the reigning division champion New England Patriots Sunday at Sun Life Stadium. Here are three things to watch in this matchup: 1. Lazor's offense: The...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  7. Poll results: Toughest remaining game

    Jamison Hensley

    The Baltimore Ravens have the toughest remaining schedule of all of the contenders for the final wild-card spot in the AFC. The Ravens play division leaders exclusively in the final three weeks of the regular season: at the Detroit Lions, home agains...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Who is Ravens' biggest wild-card threat?

    Jamison Hensley

    The Baltimore Ravens (6-6) currently hold the No. 6 and final playoff seed in the AFC. While I don't see the Ravens or any other of the wild-card contenders winning their final four games, I still believe someone will get the second wild-card spot wi...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Rex Ryan makes Jets relevant

    Ashley Fox

    A few months ago the New York Jets looked like a joke, Ashley Fox writes, but Rex Ryan has them in the playoff hunt.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2013
  13. Double Coverage: Steelers at Patriots

    Scott Brown & Mike Reiss

    When the NFL schedule was released six months ago, an early November game between the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots looked like it would be a clash between two of the top contenders in the AFC. Yet as is often the case in t...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  14. Green Day: Deal or no deal?

    Rich Cimini

    The 4-3 New York Jets are a surprise contender with a couple of glaring holes. The trading deadline is next Tuesday. Should they be buyers? I say it's OK to shop, but be careful. As much as they could use a quality wide receiver, it doesn't make s...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  15. Kansas City Chiefs riding proven formula to championship contenti...

    Jeffri Chadiha

    Go ahead and snicker at the way the Chiefs win games. People did the same to the 2000 Ravens ... until they won the Super Bowl.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2013
  16. Bill Barnwell on the NFL teams that have the best shot at the Lom...

    Bill Barnwell

    In the final installment of our team-by-team preview, we look at who has the best shot at winning the Super Bowl.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2013