John Clayton's First & Goal: The Steelers, 6-1 against teams with .500 records or better, might have the most potential among the wild-card round participants. Plus, the Colts' friendly matchup, a battle of wills and more.
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.
No lead is safe with the QB field left in the playoffs and recent history sides with No. 6 seeds, John Clayton writes.
The NFC North was in a giving mood Sunday, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Chiefs' breaking point on D, cold-weather kickstarts 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.
A recent rash of injuries at receiver didn't slow offenses, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Panthers' rise; the Steelers' fall and more.
Plenty of teams made big splashes early in free agency, but keep an eye on those who waited for smart bargains, writes John Clayton.
Peyton Manning headlines John Clayton's 2012 All-Pro team, which includes clear choices at the skill positions and tough calls elsewhere.
There's still plenty of intrigue regarding the NFC playoff race, writes John Clayton.
The 2012 season has been marked by close games, but that wasn't the case Sunday, writes John Clayton.
Expand the playoffs? It's a question of when, not if, John Clayton writes.
No. 1 seeds are on the line this weekend, but that distinction isn't as valuable as it once was, John Clayton writes.
The Bears' loss kept the NFC wild-card race interesting, writes John Clayton.
Recent wild finishes reinforce the necessity of having a quarterback who can thrive in the fourth quarter, John Clayton writes.
This weekend will help determine how interesting the AFC playoff race will be down the stretch, John Clayton writes.
John Clayton delivers a musical masterpiece with his NFL midseason report.