A pair of underdogs delivered drama and excitement, John Clayton writes. Plus, relief for Aaron Rodgers, Steve Smith's statement and more.
John Clayton's First and 10:
A recent rash of injuries at receiver didn't slow offenses, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Panthers' rise; the Steelers' fall and more.
Running attacks continue to take a backseat, writes John Clayton. Plus, a defining win by the Lions, the Patriots' glaring need and more.
The rash of pick-sixes continued, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Bengals' arrival, Gronk's return and more.
Clayton's mailbag: Why are some teams with pricey quarterbacks struggling?
John Clayton's First and 10: Top-spending teams in free agency are seeing early results.
Three early safeties set the tone for a strange Week 1, writes John Clayton.
John Clayton ranks the NFL's starting quarterbacks from No. 1 to No. 32.
Both new and old rivalries dot an exciting 2013 NFL schedule, writes John Clayton.
The negotiating period isn't exciting, but it's doing a good job of helping teams retain their free agents, writes John Clayton.
The teams that spent the most in 2012 got little bang for their buck. Plus, answers to reader questions.
After uninspired "mild-card" games, the divisional round matchups should be better, writes John Clayton.
John Clayton's First and 10: Anticipation is high for the start of the season thanks to offensive innovations, quarterback questions and coaching changes.
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.