The No. 1-seeded Seahawks look formidable, but recent history is working against them.
A recent rash of injuries at receiver didn't slow offenses, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Panthers' rise; the Steelers' fall and more.
John Clayton's First and 10: With a week to prepare, will defenses be able to rein in the scoring a bit in Week 2?
Three early safeties set the tone for a strange Week 1, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: It's getting expensive to reside in the NFC North, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: The break before training camp is no vacation for teams with decisions to make, 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.
An innovative scheduling software is helping teams avoid three-game road trips and other dreaded quirks, writes John Clayton.
Both new and old rivalries dot an exciting 2013 NFL schedule, writes John Clayton.
The teams that spent the most in 2012 got little bang for their buck. Plus, answers to reader questions.
Peyton Manning headlines John Clayton's 2012 All-Pro team, which includes clear choices at the skill positions and tough calls elsewhere.
There's still plenty of intrigue regarding the NFC playoff race, writes John Clayton.
The 2012 season has been marked by close games, but that wasn't the case Sunday, 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.
The Bears' loss kept the NFC wild-card race interesting, writes John Clayton.
Recent wild finishes reinforce the necessity of having a quarterback who can thrive in the fourth quarter, John Clayton writes.