John Clayton's First & Goal: While the top seeds have been virtually unbeatable at home, injuries and matchups may mitigate their edge in the divisional round. Plus, frigid weather may limit QBs and Peyton Manning's future is unsure.
It was a big Sunday for the AFC, John Clayton writes. Plus, a rare Green Bay dud, the end for San Francisco and more.
John Clayton's mailbag: Trading for a big-name receiver, such as Percy Harvin, comes with a risk.
A thrilling day of football was a welcome sight for the NFL, John Clayton writes. Plus, the battle-tested Seahawks, a QB youth movement and more.
John Clayton's First and Goal: In the wake of off-field controversy, the NFL needs on-field excitement to generate more favorable headlines.
A Super Bowl rematch between the Seahawks and Broncos is among the highlights of the 2014 NFL schedule, writes John Clayton.
The aggressive Broncos emerged as early winners in free agency. The Raiders, among others, came up short, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: The Broncos need to focus on getting more physical.
The Seahawks have youth on their side, but the talent-rich NFC boasts plenty of threats, writes John Clayton.
Seattle's old-school, defense-first formula created a throwback Super Bowl blowout against the Broncos, writes John Clayton.
Peyton Manning and the Broncos will be trying to buck history in Super Bowl XLVIII, writes John Clayton.
Watching Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch address the media this week, along with Champ Bailey's first Super Bowl appearance, are the hype-worthy storylines of XLVIII, writes John Clayton.
Clayton's mailbag: Pete Carroll and the Seahawks are trying to prove that defense still wins championships.
Denver QB Peyton Manning is the No. 1 Super Bowl storyline, especially with difficult weather a distinct possibility.
Does the playoff format need tweaking? Maybe not, as the NFL's four best teams will all be playing in conference title games, John Clayton writes.
Clayton's mailbag: The 2013 playoffs have rejuvenated the importance of the ground game.