The Cardinals and Packers made big gains in the NFC playoff picture, John Clayton writes. Plus, Seattle's SB jinx, AFC West intrigue and more.
The sagging NFC South is continuing a yearly trend, John Clayton writes. Plus, AFC haze, the resilient 49ers and more.
With many of the marquee nondivisional matchups in the books, divisional tilts, headlined by the clashes at the top of the NFC East, highlight the NFL's second half, writes John Clayton.
John Clayton's mailbag: Pondering midseason head-scratchers, including the 49ers' offensive identity.
With half the 2014 NFL season in the books, ESPN's John Clayton unveils his midseason All-Pro team selections.
John Clayton's mailbag: The NFC East and AFC North are taking advantage of having the lowly AFC South on their schedules. Plus: Thursday blowouts, K.C. running backs and more.
Clayton's mailbag: September was marked by unexpected struggles in the NFC South and strange strategy with quarterbacks in the AFC East.
John Clayton's mailbag: The NFL's efforts to make the game safer aren't necessarily reducing the amount of injuries.
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 Bengals cleared a significant hurdle, John Clayton writes. Plus, Dallas' struggles, the surprising AFC South and more.
John Clayton's First and Goal: Completion percentages could fall or spike due to spate of injuries at OL, CB
Mailbag: The early days of training camps were marked by injuries, a scarcity of holdouts, Johnny Manziel's uphill battle and more, John Clayton writes.
Mailbag: Brandon Flowers' change of address makes the Chiefs bigger and the Chargers better, John Clayton writes as he sizes up the NFL's cornerback shuffle.
Clayton's mailbag: Final thoughts on the 2014 draft include a look at how to add a fourth day, why Blake Bortles went so early, the value of compensatory picks and more.
Mailbag: History suggests that trading up in this year's NFL draft could be a mistake, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: Easy nondivision road schedules pave the way for the Buccaneers, Browns, Bills and Texans to make a move toward .500, writes John Clayton.