John Clayton's First and Goal: In the wake of off-field controversy, the NFL needs on-field excitement to generate more favorable headlines.
The aggressive Broncos emerged as early winners in free agency. The Raiders, among others, came up short, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: The Broncos need to focus on getting more physical.
Clayton's mailbag: The strength-of-schedule shift has put Detroit and Seattle on favorable paths.
Mailbag: The Jets, Bills and Raiders are putting on a three-ring circus at quarterback, writes John Clayton.
Offensive linemen are falling at an alarming rate, and strong backups seem to be in short supply, John Clayton writes.
Mailbag: The NFC appears to have a decided edge over the AFC, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: Teams that hand out punishment, instead of waiting for the league do it, are sending a strong message that could deter more incidents, writes John Clayton.
Plenty of teams made big splashes early in free agency, but keep an eye on those who waited for smart bargains, writes John Clayton.
John Clayton presents some first impressions from rookie minicamps and answers reader questions.
Three of the four NFC East teams have had to work around tricky cap situations this offseason, writes John Clayton.
Peyton Manning headlines John Clayton's 2012 All-Pro team, which includes clear choices at the skill positions and tough calls elsewhere.
There's still plenty of intrigue regarding the NFC playoff race, writes John Clayton.
The 2012 season has been marked by close games, but that wasn't the case Sunday, writes John Clayton.
The AFC playoff races are on the verge of wrapping up early, John Clayton writes.
With young talent and shrewd moves, the Bengals are getting it right, writes John Clayton.