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.
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.
Mailbag -- New CBA's option tag will allow teams to wait out the market as rookie deals expire, writes John Clayton.
The aggressive Broncos emerged as early winners in free agency. The Raiders, among others, came up short, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: The Broncos need to focus on getting more physical.
Clayton's mailbag: The strength-of-schedule shift has put Detroit and Seattle on favorable paths.
Mailbag: The Jets, Bills and Raiders are putting on a three-ring circus at quarterback, writes John Clayton.
Offensive linemen are falling at an alarming rate, and strong backups seem to be in short supply, John Clayton writes.
Mailbag: The NFC appears to have a decided edge over the AFC, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: Teams that hand out punishment, instead of waiting for the league do it, are sending a strong message that could deter more incidents, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: The break before training camp is no vacation for teams with decisions to make, writes John Clayton.
While the role of fullbacks has been marginalized, the importance of tight ends continues to increase, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: This time, the Bengals are on "Hard Knocks" because of their talent, writes John Clayton.
Plenty of teams made big splashes early in free agency, but keep an eye on those who waited for smart bargains, writes John Clayton.
John Clayton presents some first impressions from rookie minicamps and answers reader questions.