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  1. 2013 NFL playoffs -- Recent history working against Seahawks

    John Clayton

    The No. 1-seeded Seahawks look formidable, but recent history is working against them.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2013
  2. NFL - John Clayton's Last Call, Week 12

    John Clayton

    The NFC North was in a giving mood Sunday, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Chiefs' breaking point on D, cold-weather kickstarts and more.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2013
  3. NFL maibag: NFC North getting expensive

    John Clayton

    Mailbag: It's getting expensive to reside in the NFC North, writes John Clayton.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2013
  4. Green Bay Packers cut-down analysis

    John Clayton

    Most significant move: For weeks, outsiders have called for the Packers to make a trade or look outside of the organization for a backup quarterback. General manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy put all of their faith in Graham Harrell a...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  5. Minnesota Vikings cut-down analysis

    John Clayton

    Most significant move: Following the lead of other teams around the NFL, the Vikings decided to go young at quarterback. The plan all along was to have Christian Ponder as the starter, but the surprise was letting veteran backup Sage Rosenfels go, le...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  6. Detroit Lions cut-down analysis

    John Clayton

    Click here for the complete list of Detroit Lions roster moves. Most significant move: The Lions showed their commitment to fixing the secondary by keeping four new cornerbacks -- Kevin Barnes, Jacob Lacey and draft choices Bill Bentley and Jonte...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  7. Chicago Bears cut-down analysis

    John Clayton

    Most significant move: The most significant move of the final cut-down, and the entire offseason, is how aggressive the Bears were in trying to upgrade special teams. In free agency, they signed Eric Weems to help Devin Hester with returns. They kept...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  8. John Clayton offers up his regular-season NFC report card

    John Clayton

    John Clayton offers up his NFC regular-season report card and says the Packers, Saints, Lions and 49ers stand out.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2012
  9. NFL: NFC North gets prime-time push on 2011 schedule

    John Clayton

    Thanks to the rise of the Bears and champion Packers, the NFC North gets a prime-time push on the 2011 schedule, John Clayton writes.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2011
  10. Clayton's NFC grades

    John Clayton

    Chicago Bears: GRADE: A Lovie Smith saved his job and won the NFC North by promoting Rod Marinelli to defensive coordinator and hiring Mike Martz and Mike Tice to fix the offense. General manager Jerry Angelo deserves credit now for the Jay Cutler t...

    Blog | January 05, 2011
  11. NFL: John Clayton's regular-season grades for NFC teams

    John Clayton

    In grading the NFC, the Bears, Eagles, Falcons and Bucs are the standouts, John Clayton writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2011
  12. Clayton on possible Vikings candidates

    John Clayton

    Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf hired then-Eagles offensive coordinator Brad Childress as head coach in 2006, just days after firing Mike Tice. In a crazy year in which 10 head coaches were hired, Childress was selected over Sean Payton, Eric Mangi...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  13. Chicago Bears among new batch of contenders; Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

    John Clayton

    The Bears look legit, but the Buccaneers aren't quite ready to make real noise, John Clayton writes in his latest mailbag.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2010
  14. Without Brett Favre, the Minnesota Vikings can forget about being...

    John Clayton

    If Brett Favre does indeed retire, the Vikings would go from viable Super Bowl contenders to a team that might max out at nine wins, John Clayton writes.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2010
  15. NFC North training camp preview

    John Clayton

    Of the eight divisions, the NFC North reports to camp the latest. All four teams arrive July 30. Figuring Brett Favre will report to Minnesota sometime after the Vikings break camp in Mankato, Minn., that seems fitting. All good things come to tho...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  16. Losing Jolly a blow, but Packers prepared

    John Clayton

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell came down hard on Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly on Friday, suspending him for at least the 2010 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. While the loss of Jolly is significant for Green Bay, it'...

    Blog | July 16, 2010