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 mailbag: Playoff hopefuls know the path to postseason success is on the ground. Plus: Buffalo's QB, the Jets' front office and more.
Four AFC hopefuls suffered damaging blows Sunday, John Clayton writes. Plus, the surging Seahawks, Le'Veon Bell and more.
Thanks to a gift win, the Bengals have a leg up in the AFC North, John Clayton writes. Plus, NFC South strides, the reality of backup QBs and more.
The AFC playoff race continues to gain clarity, John Clayton writes. Plus, Seattle's D, Denver's simpler approach and more.
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.
John Clayton's First and Goal: The NFC, currently led by the surprising Cowboys, Cardinals and Lions, has a wide-open feel entering Week 8.
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: The 2013 playoffs have rejuvenated the importance of the ground game.
Weather and rematches are among the compelling storylines for the wild-card playoffs, John Clayton writes.
Clayton's mailbag: While defense reigns in the NFC, the AFC's best are fueled by high-octane attacks
John Clayton's First and 10: With all four division titles and every playoff seed still undecided, the NFC will own most of the Week 17 spotlight.
Playoff-bound teams have a lot to play for in Week 17. Plus, the Colts' gains, Sean Payton's missteps and more.
John Clayton's First and 10: Likely finale at iconic Candlestick Park, Indy-K.C. potential playoff preview highlight Week 16 action.
John Clayton's First and 10: The Bengals and several other playoff contenders hit the road for potentially tough matchups.
Three playoff hopefuls got critical victories on a wild, show-filled Sunday, writes John Clayton.