NFC playoffs Q&A: John Clayton examines the top questions heading into the NFC playoffs, including whether anybody has a chance to dethrone the Seahawks.
John Clayton's First and Goal: After early-season struggles, the chips may fall into place for Seattle to claim No. 1 seed in NFC. Plus, how will DeMarco Murray's injury impact his workhorse status?
John Clayton's First and Goal: The NFL's marquee rivalry will take a hit if Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers part ways. Plus, playoff race drama negates the rush to expand the postseason field.
John Clayton's First and Goal: Week 14 may begin to weed out nonplayoff teams from the crowded pack, particularly in the AFC.
John Clayton's First and Goal: Blowouts are becoming the NFL's new norm, and if oddsmakers are right, Week 12 will be rife with one-sided affairs.
John Clayton's First and Goal: A weakened field of NFC contenders aids dangerous Green Bay's Super Bowl hopes. Plus, can Mark Sanchez deliver when it matters most?
John Clayton's First and Goal: Several NFC teams are in need of a playoff-preserving win in Week 10. Also, is this the end of Jim Harbaugh in San Francisco?
Are the top-seeded Seahawks safe at home? Plus, an old-school feel, Colin Kaepernick's tendencies and more.
Playoff experience is paying off at QB. Plus, the importance of Michael Crabtree, the Saints' best plan of attack and more.
Clayton's mailbag: While defense reigns in the NFC, the AFC's best are fueled by high-octane attacks
The No. 1-seeded Seahawks look formidable, but recent history is working against them.
The Falcons and 49ers found vindication while winning their way into the NFC Championship Game.
After uninspired "mild-card" games, the divisional round matchups should be better, writes John Clayton.
The NFC playoffs are deep with versatile young quarterbacks and powerful runners.
The Packers appear to have what it takes to make a deep playoff run. First they have to turn back an Arizona team that will put up a much tougher fight than it did in Week 17, writes John Clayton.
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and free safety Earl Thomas both suffered injuries in the team's 28-22 overtime win against the Green Bay Packers in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.