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: A weakened field of NFC contenders aids dangerous Green Bay's Super Bowl hopes. Plus, can Mark Sanchez deliver when it matters most?
Are the top-seeded Seahawks safe at home? Plus, an old-school feel, Colin Kaepernick's tendencies 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.
John Clayton's First and Goal: New faces are scarce in this year's playoff field, which is almost set. Plus: coaching jobs, key Week 17 games and more.
The playoff picture has finally come into focus, John Clayton writes. Plus, the Cowboys' emotional win, the Saints' fall and more.
John Clayton's First and Goal: After a three-game Thanksgiving Day feast, Week 13 offers plenty -- including a Patriots-Packers showdown -- to whet appetites.
John Clayton's mailbag: Few saw it coming, but the NFC South is on track to go down as the worst division in history.
The AFC playoff race continues to gain clarity, John Clayton writes. Plus, Seattle's D, Denver's simpler approach and more.
The Cardinals and Packers made big gains in the NFC playoff picture, John Clayton writes. Plus, Seattle's SB jinx, AFC West intrigue and more.
The Seahawks have the NFC's No. 1 seed in sight, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Lions' healthy outlook, the 49ers' blues and more.
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.