The sagging NFC South is continuing a yearly trend, John Clayton writes. Plus, AFC haze, the resilient 49ers and more.
John Clayton's First and Goal: Several NFC teams are in need of a playoff-preserving win in Week 10. Also, is this the end of Jim Harbaugh in San Francisco?
John Clayton's First and Goal: Few teams are out of the running for an AFC playoff berth, meaning contenders can't afford to lose any ground in Week 9.
John Clayton's mailbag: The NFC East and AFC North are taking advantage of having the lowly AFC South on their schedules. Plus: Thursday blowouts, K.C. running backs and more.
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.
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.
Running attacks continue to take a backseat, writes John Clayton. Plus, a defining win by the Lions, the Patriots' glaring need and more.
John Clayton's First and 10: Russell Wilson versus Andrew Luck highlights the season's most intriguing weekend so far.
John Clayton ranks the NFL's starting quarterbacks from No. 1 to No. 32.
Here are five things John Clayton took away from his visit to the Buffalo Bills' training camp.
There are plenty of experienced GMs sitting on the sidelines, waiting to get back into the NFL. 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.
The new carryover rule changes the way teams handle the salary cap. Plus: reader questions.