Bill Belichick's proposal to extend the goalposts was approved on a whirlwind final day of the NFL owners meetings, but his other ideas were put on hold, writes John Clayton.
No lead is safe with the QB field left in the playoffs and recent history sides with No. 6 seeds, John Clayton writes.
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.
John Clayton's First and 10: With several teams on the verge of clinching playoff spots, late-season divisional games are losing some luster.
The AFC playoff picture is coming into focus, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Colts' issues, Carson Palmer's regression and more.
John Clayton's First and 10: Thanks to the AFC's mediocre middle, 4-6 teams remain viable playoff contenders.
The Seahawks have the NFC's No. 1 seed in sight, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Lions' healthy outlook, the 49ers' blues and more.
The teams that spent the most in 2012 got little bang for their buck. Plus, answers to reader questions.
The Rooney Rule is nice in theory, but the NFL's diversity efforts must evolve. Plus, reader questions.
The pistol and read option have staying power, but defenses will eventually adjust. Plus, reader questions.