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.
No lead is safe with the QB field left in the playoffs and recent history sides with No. 6 seeds, John Clayton writes.
John Clayton's First and 10: With all four division titles and every playoff seed still undecided, the NFC will own most of the Week 17 spotlight.
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.
Drew Brees and Peyton Manning continue to impress, writes John Clayton. Plus, more fourth-quarter flair from Indianapolis.
Injuries are playing a huge role, writes John Clayton. Plus, the smart Seahawks, the Bucs' bad QB decision and more.
Mailbag: Injuries and suspensions could keep teams from going full speed ahead with their offensive plans, writes John Clayton.
Here are the 10 things John Clayton is eager to see in his whirlwind 12-day tour of training camps.
Mailbag: Teams that hand out punishment, instead of waiting for the league do it, are sending a strong message that could deter more incidents, writes John Clayton.
Plenty of teams made big splashes early in free agency, but keep an eye on those who waited for smart bargains, writes John Clayton.
Both new and old rivalries dot an exciting 2013 NFL schedule, writes John Clayton.
Free agency in 2013 has been fast and furious, with big deals, lots of cuts and new coaches making multiple moves, writes John Clayton.
The negotiating period isn't exciting, but it's doing a good job of helping teams retain their free agents, writes John Clayton.
The Rooney Rule is nice in theory, but the NFL's diversity efforts must evolve. Plus, reader questions.