There was no shortage of bizarre outcomes Sunday, John Clayton writes. Plus, the struggling Saints, the beleaguered champs and more.
John Clayton's First and Goal: Sunday's Bengals-Colts matchup could provide clarity in the AFC. Plus, a tough test for the 49ers' D and more.
John Clayton's First and Goal: They face tough games, but the Jets and Bills can take big steps in Week 5.
Compelling storylines surround the remaining unbeatens, John Clayton writes. Plus, RG III's latest setback, more Saints road woes and more.
The Bengals cleared a significant hurdle, John Clayton writes. Plus, Dallas' struggles, the surprising AFC South and more.
Emerging talents Akiem Hicks and Brandin Cooks look poised to make the Saints even more dangerous, John Clayton writes.
Mailbag: History suggests that trading up in this year's NFL draft could be a mistake, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag -- New CBA's option tag will allow teams to wait out the market as rookie deals expire, writes John Clayton.
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.
Denver QB Peyton Manning is the No. 1 Super Bowl storyline, especially with difficult weather a distinct possibility.
Clayton's mailbag: The 2013 playoffs have rejuvenated the importance of the ground game.
Are the top-seeded Seahawks safe at home? Plus, an old-school feel, Colin Kaepernick's tendencies and more.
No lead is safe with the QB field left in the playoffs and recent history sides with No. 6 seeds, John Clayton writes.
Playoff experience is paying off at QB. Plus, the importance of Michael Crabtree, the Saints' best plan of attack and more.
Weather and rematches are among the compelling storylines for the wild-card playoffs, John Clayton writes.