John Clayton's First and Goal: Week 6 appears to lack sizzle, but it's a crucial week as division races begin to take shape.
Clayton's mailbag: September was marked by unexpected struggles in the NFC South and strange strategy with quarterbacks in the AFC East.
A pair of underdogs delivered drama and excitement, John Clayton writes. Plus, relief for Aaron Rodgers, Steve Smith's statement and more.
John Clayton's First and Goal: Friends turned foes out to make statement vs. old teams during NFL's reunion week.
John Clayton's First and Goal: In the wake of off-field controversy, the NFL needs on-field excitement to generate more favorable headlines.
Compelling storylines surround the remaining unbeatens, John Clayton writes. Plus, RG III's latest setback, more Saints road woes and more.
John Clayton's First and Goal: Division races get underway and suspensions could wreak havoc in potentially thrilling opening weekend.
John Clayton's mailbag: The officials' emphasis on pass-defense penalties was clear during the first wave of preseason games.
Mailbag: Pass-rushers and defensive backs are cashing in as teams invest in their nickel and dime defenses, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag -- New CBA's option tag will allow teams to wait out the market as rookie deals expire, writes John Clayton.
Day 2 of the owners meetings was a day to remember influential Bills owner Ralph Wilson, who will be remembered for his loyalty and wit, writes John Clayton.
Rules proposals will be discussed in the coming days, but Roger Goodell kicked off the NFL owners meetings Monday by preaching respect, writes John Clayton.
The aggressive Broncos emerged as early winners in free agency. The Raiders, among others, came up short, writes John Clayton.
Teams have plenty to spend, but there aren't many big-money players in free agency, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: The Broncos need to focus on getting more physical.
Clayton's mailbag: The league has to figure out why the number of missed games has been rising.