Desperation has set in for many teams, and Sunday may decide some coaches' fates, writes John Clayton.
The Cardinals probably will make a hard charge for Kevin Kolb. History and conventional wisdom suggest the QB will at least become a moderate success in the desert, writes John Clayton.
In a pass-happy NFL, a successful Cover 2 defense is becoming tougher to sustain, writes John Clayton in his latest mailbag.
In grading the NFC, the Bears, Eagles, Falcons and Bucs are the standouts, John Clayton writes.
Michael Vick has earned elite status among starting quarterbacks as Brett Favre, Donovan McNabb and Carson Palmer have faded, John Clayton writes.
Out of caution or necessity, expect to see starters resting and backups starting, writes John Clayton.
The 8-5 Bucs have made strides, but a favorable schedule has been a big part of their success, John Clayton writes in his latest mailbag.
Week 12 will sort out the pretenders and contenders, writes John Clayton.
Week 11 offers Brady vs. Manning, but Vick might be the real show, writes John Clayton
Michael Vick's transformation could earn Eagles GM Howie Roseman executive of the year honors, John Clayton writes in his latest mailbag.
John Clayton identifies his Super Bowl teams, the biggest second-half games and hands out awards in his midseason report.
The NFC has no clear favorite through six weeks, and don't expect one to emerge this weekend, writes John Clayton.
Sunday's Cowboys-Vikings matchup is an elimination game of sorts. The loser would have to overcome long odds to make playoffs, writes John Clayton.
Minnesota's acquisition of Randy Moss adds more sizzle to an already-intriguing Monday night matchup with the Jets, writes John Clayton.
Cincinnati's combination of Marvin Lewis and Carson Palmer has been a nightmare for the Ravens. Coming off a Week 1 loss, the Bengals need that trend to continue Sunday, writes John Clayton.
The job of an NFL head coach is already tough, and it will only get tougher when the league expands to 18 regular-season games, John Clayton writes in his latest mailbag.