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.
Running backs had a tough time Sunday, John Clayton writes. Plus, Brady over Manning, the 49ers' struggles and more.
John Clayton's First and Goal: Sunday's Bengals-Colts matchup could provide clarity in the AFC. Plus, a tough test for the 49ers' D and more.
A thrilling day of football was a welcome sight for the NFL, John Clayton writes. Plus, the battle-tested Seahawks, a QB youth movement and more.
John Clayton's First and Goal: In the wake of off-field controversy, the NFL needs on-field excitement to generate more favorable headlines.
Mailbag: The scarcity of quality middle and inside linebackers makes the losses of Sean Lee and Daryl Washington even more painful, writes John Clayton.
The Seahawks have youth on their side, but the talent-rich NFC boasts plenty of threats, writes John Clayton.
Clayton's mailbag: Pete Carroll and the Seahawks are trying to prove that defense still wins championships.
The AFC playoff picture is coming into focus, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Colts' issues, Carson Palmer's regression and more.
John Clayton's First and 10: The top four teams in each conference can take a big step in Week 13 toward securing a No. 1 seed.
John Clayton's First and 10: Thanks to the AFC's mediocre middle, 4-6 teams remain viable playoff contenders.
The Seahawks have the NFC's No. 1 seed in sight, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Lions' healthy outlook, the 49ers' blues and more.
Running attacks continue to take a backseat, writes John Clayton. Plus, a defining win by the Lions, the Patriots' glaring need and more.
John Clayton's First and 10: Russell Wilson versus Andrew Luck highlights the season's most intriguing weekend so far.
John Clayton's First and 10: With a week to prepare, will defenses be able to rein in the scoring a bit in Week 2?
The teams that spent the most in 2012 got little bang for their buck. Plus, answers to reader questions.