John Clayton's First and 10: Thanks to the AFC's mediocre middle, 4-6 teams remain viable playoff contenders.
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: 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.
Free agency has been fast and furious, but teams have been strategic with big contracts, 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.
The pistol and read option have staying power, but defenses will eventually adjust. Plus, reader questions.
The new carryover rule changes the way teams handle the salary cap. Plus: reader questions.
Peyton Manning headlines John Clayton's 2012 All-Pro team, which includes clear choices at the skill positions and tough calls elsewhere.
While many are in the spirit of the holiday season, numerous coaches can't enjoy it because they're on the hot seat, writes John Clayton.
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.
The AFC playoff races are on the verge of wrapping up early, John Clayton writes.