Bill Belichick's proposal to extend the goalposts was approved on a whirlwind final day of the NFL owners meetings, but his other ideas were put on hold, writes John Clayton.
The Seahawks have youth on their side, but the talent-rich NFC boasts plenty of threats, writes John Clayton.
Seattle's old-school, defense-first formula created a throwback Super Bowl blowout against the Broncos, writes John Clayton.
Does the playoff format need tweaking? Maybe not, as the NFL's four best teams will all be playing in conference title games, John Clayton writes.
Clayton's mailbag: The 2013 playoffs have rejuvenated the importance of the ground game.
No lead is safe with the QB field left in the playoffs and recent history sides with No. 6 seeds, John Clayton writes.
The Saints' road woes continued in Week 15. Plus, the Patriots' harsh reality without Gronk, and more.
Clayton's mailbag: Rob Gronkowski's injury revived the debate on low hits, but don't expect any changes.
Three playoff hopefuls got critical victories on a wild, show-filled Sunday, writes John Clayton.
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: Thanks to the AFC's mediocre middle, 4-6 teams remain viable playoff contenders.
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.
Visiting teams set a dominant tone early, writes John Clayton. Plus, second-guessing coaches, the Jets' predictable loss and more.
Drew Brees and Peyton Manning continue to impress, writes John Clayton. Plus, more fourth-quarter flair from Indianapolis.