John Clayton's First & Goal: Andrew Luck's ousting of Peyton Manning and Denver from the playoffs may signal the passing of the torch in the AFC.
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.
John Clayton's First and Goal: New faces are scarce in this year's playoff field, which is almost set. Plus: coaching jobs, key Week 17 games and more.
John Clayton's First and Goal: After early-season struggles, the chips may fall into place for Seattle to claim No. 1 seed in NFC. Plus, how will DeMarco Murray's injury impact his workhorse status?
John Clayton's mailbag: Building a winner isn't easy these days. Plus: Tony Romo's MVP chances, the Bills' defense and more.
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 First and Goal: Week 14 may begin to weed out nonplayoff teams from the crowded pack, particularly in the AFC.
The AFC playoff race continues to gain clarity, John Clayton writes. Plus, Seattle's D, Denver's simpler approach and more.
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.
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.
With half the 2014 NFL season in the books, ESPN's John Clayton unveils his midseason All-Pro team selections.
John Clayton's mailbag: Teams' unwillingness to part with draft picks kept the market tepid and led to an uneventful deadline.
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.
Mailbag: There are no easy fixes for a franchise tag system that hasn't kept up as the NFL game has evolved, writes John Clayton.
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.