John Clayton's First and 10: Thanks to the AFC's mediocre middle, 4-6 teams remain viable playoff contenders.
Running attacks continue to take a backseat, writes John Clayton. Plus, a defining win by the Lions, the Patriots' glaring need and more.
Here are the 10 things John Clayton is eager to see in his whirlwind 12-day tour of training camps.
Mailbag: The break before training camp is no vacation for teams with decisions to make, writes John Clayton.
No. 1 seeds are on the line this weekend, but that distinction isn't as valuable as it once was, John Clayton writes.
This weekend will help determine how interesting the AFC playoff race will be down the stretch, John Clayton writes.
In a week of surprises, the Rams-49ers tie tops them all, writes John Clayton.
Is it time to panic yet? The Eagles, Cowboys and Chargers might be on the brink, John Clayton writes.
Upsets. Crazy plays. Debatable play calls. Incredible kicks. Week 6 had it all, writes John Clayton.
It's a crucial weekend for three slumping NFC teams, writes John Clayton.
The Colts proved they are "Chuckstrong" in rallying past the Packers in support of their ailing coach, writes John Clayton.
The Eagles dodged a bullet and the Giants might have saved their season, writes John Clayton.
Teams set an opening-week record, piling up 791 points, writes John Clayton. Can they keep up that pace?
With several teams going with young QBs, the 2012 NFL schedule could become even easier for two perennial stalwarts, John Clayton writes in his latest mailbag.
There are plenty of big quarterback questions, but the combine didn't exactly provide answers, John Clayton writes in his latest mailbag.
Pass-catchers are putting up gaudy numbers early, but they're also getting injured at an alarming rate, John Clayton writes in his latest mailbag.