John Clayton's First and 10: Thanks to the AFC's mediocre middle, 4-6 teams remain viable playoff contenders.
Weather was a big factor, especially in Chicago, writes John Clayton. Plus, more validation for Chip Kelly, tough times for the Harbaughs and more.
Offensive linemen are falling at an alarming rate, and strong backups seem to be in short supply, John Clayton writes.
Mailbag: Injuries and suspensions could keep teams from going full speed ahead with their offensive plans, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: The break before training camp is no vacation for teams with decisions to make, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: With teams getting close to shutting down until training camp, John Clayton examines some of the biggest remaining questions.
Mailbag: New coaches coming from the college ranks could have an edge dealing with the shortened offseason, 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.
The negotiating period isn't exciting, but it's doing a good job of helping teams retain their free agents, writes John Clayton.
The NFL might be able do more when it comes to helping players recover from injury. Plus, answers to reader questions.
There are plenty of experienced GMs sitting on the sidelines, waiting to get back into the NFL. 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.
Expand the playoffs? It's a question of when, not if, John Clayton writes.
No. 1 seeds are on the line this weekend, but that distinction isn't as valuable as it once was, John Clayton writes.