Playoff experience is paying off at QB. Plus, the importance of Michael Crabtree, the Saints' best plan of attack and more.
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.
John Clayton's First and 10: With all four division titles and every playoff seed still undecided, the NFC will own most of the Week 17 spotlight.
The Seahawks have the NFC's No. 1 seed in sight, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Lions' healthy outlook, the 49ers' blues and more.
Clayton's mailbag: The strength-of-schedule shift has put Detroit and Seattle on favorable paths.
Can the Ravens and 49ers get back? Don't count on it. Here are five teams that should be Super Bowl threats in 2013, writes John Clayton.
Super Bowl Q&A: The Harbaugh Bowl has plenty of other interesting storylines.
There's still plenty of intrigue regarding the NFC playoff race, writes John Clayton.
The NFC is the superior conference by far in 2012. That actually keeps more AFC teams in the playoff race, writes John Clayton.
The Cowboys-Giants game to settle the disappointing NFC East has more of a play-in vibe than playoff feel, writes John Clayton.
The 2011 schedule looks favorable for the NFC East, as well as the Steelers and Ravens, John Clayton writes.
A 7-9 team in the playoffs could prompt unwelcome changes, writes John Clayton.