John Clayton's First and Goal: Week 14 may begin to weed out nonplayoff teams from the crowded pack, particularly in the AFC.
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: A weakened field of NFC contenders aids dangerous Green Bay's Super Bowl hopes. Plus, can Mark Sanchez deliver when it matters most?
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 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 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.
Playoff experience is paying off at QB. Plus, the importance of Michael Crabtree, the Saints' best plan of attack and more.
Weather and rematches are among the compelling storylines for the wild-card playoffs, John Clayton writes.
The No. 1-seeded Seahawks look formidable, but recent history is working against them.
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.
John Clayton's First and 10: Likely finale at iconic Candlestick Park, Indy-K.C. potential playoff preview highlight Week 16 action.
The Saints' road woes continued in Week 15. Plus, the Patriots' harsh reality without Gronk, and more.
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.