Running attacks continue to take a backseat, writes John Clayton. Plus, a defining win by the Lions, the Patriots' glaring need and more.
Here are the 10 things John Clayton is eager to see in his whirlwind 12-day tour of training camps.
Mailbag: The break before training camp is no vacation for teams with decisions to make, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: With teams getting close to shutting down until training camp, John Clayton examines some of the biggest remaining questions.
No. 1 seeds are on the line this weekend, but that distinction isn't as valuable as it once was, John Clayton writes.
This weekend will help determine how interesting the AFC playoff race will be down the stretch, John Clayton writes.
In a week of surprises, the Rams-49ers tie tops them all, writes John Clayton.
Mario Williams goes back to Houston, where the Texans' defense is everything the Bills wanted theirs to become, John Clayton writes.
Is it time to panic yet? The Eagles, Cowboys and Chargers might be on the brink, John Clayton writes.
Both the Texans and 49ers are legit contenders, but neither team is built to make up large deficits, writes John Clayton.
Upsets. Crazy plays. Debatable play calls. Incredible kicks. Week 6 had it all, writes John Clayton.
It's a crucial weekend for three slumping NFC teams, writes John Clayton.
The Colts proved they are "Chuckstrong" in rallying past the Packers in support of their ailing coach, writes John Clayton.
The Eagles dodged a bullet and the Giants might have saved their season, writes John Clayton.
Teams set an opening-week record, piling up 791 points, writes John Clayton. Can they keep up that pace?
With several teams going with young QBs, the 2012 NFL schedule could become even easier for two perennial stalwarts, John Clayton writes in his latest mailbag.