John Clayton's First and Goal: In the wake of off-field controversy, the NFL needs on-field excitement to generate more favorable headlines.
The AFC playoff picture is coming into focus, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Colts' issues, Carson Palmer's regression and more.
Prolific QB performances and close games are quickly becoming 2013 staples, writes John Clayton.
Plenty of teams made big splashes early in free agency, but keep an eye on those who waited for smart bargains, writes John Clayton.
The franchise shifts risks from teams to players, who could see their long-term value drop. Plus, reader questions.
The teams that spent the most in 2012 got little bang for their buck. Plus, answers to reader questions.
With the Ravens' wild-card game possibly being Ray Lewis' last at home, emotions will run high in Baltimore, John Clayton writes.
Peyton Manning headlines John Clayton's 2012 All-Pro team, which includes clear choices at the skill positions and tough calls elsewhere.
There's still plenty of intrigue regarding the NFC playoff race, writes John Clayton.
The 2012 season has been marked by close games, but that wasn't the case Sunday, writes John Clayton.
Expand the playoffs? It's a question of when, not if, John Clayton writes.
No. 1 seeds are on the line this weekend, but that distinction isn't as valuable as it once was, John Clayton writes.
The AFC playoff races are on the verge of wrapping up early, John Clayton writes.
NFL fans were treated to a pre-Thanksgiving feast of close games, wild finishes and crazy offensive efforts, writes John Clayton.
This weekend will help determine how interesting the AFC playoff race will be down the stretch, John Clayton writes.
Misfortune and luck can lead to landing the right quarterback, John Clayton writes. For the Colts, misfortune led to Luck.