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.
Compelling storylines surround the remaining unbeatens, John Clayton writes. Plus, RG III's latest setback, more Saints road woes and more.
John Clayton's First and Goal: Completion percentages could fall or spike due to spate of injuries at OL, CB
Mailbag: The scarcity of quality middle and inside linebackers makes the losses of Sean Lee and Daryl Washington even more painful, writes John Clayton.
The Bills' bold move is an audition for a future owner and the 3-4 defense remains important, John Clayton writes.
Teams have plenty to spend, but there aren't many big-money players in free agency, writes John Clayton.
Expect the Rams and Cardinals to make the NFC West a four-team race. Plus: the Dolphins' O-line needs, QB salaries and more.
The Seahawks have youth on their side, but the talent-rich NFC boasts plenty of threats, writes John Clayton.
Clayton's mailbag: Pete Carroll and the Seahawks are trying to prove that defense still wins championships.
Daniel Snyder will look to hire an offensive-minded coach to maximize QB Robert Griffin III's potential -- a pursuit that may lead him into the college ranks, John Clayton writes.
The Saints' road woes continued in Week 15. Plus, the Patriots' harsh reality without Gronk, and more.
John Clayton's First and 10: The Bengals and several other playoff contenders hit the road for potentially tough matchups.
The AFC playoff picture is coming into focus, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Colts' issues, Carson Palmer's regression and more.
John Clayton's First and 10: The top four teams in each conference can take a big step in Week 13 toward securing a No. 1 seed.
The NFC North was in a giving mood Sunday, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Chiefs' breaking point on D, cold-weather kickstarts and more.