A thrilling day of football was a welcome sight for the NFL, John Clayton writes. Plus, the battle-tested Seahawks, a QB youth movement and more.
John Clayton's First and Goal: In the wake of off-field controversy, the NFL needs on-field excitement to generate more favorable headlines.
A Super Bowl rematch between the Seahawks and Broncos is among the highlights of the 2014 NFL schedule, writes John Clayton.
John Clayton's First and 10: Likely finale at iconic Candlestick Park, Indy-K.C. potential playoff preview highlight Week 16 action.
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.
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.
Teams that spend more than $100 million in free agency almost always flop, 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.
An innovative scheduling software is helping teams avoid three-game road trips and other dreaded quirks, writes John Clayton.
The franchise shifts risks from teams to players, who could see their long-term value drop. Plus, reader questions.
The pistol and read option have staying power, but defenses will eventually adjust. Plus, reader questions.
After uninspired "mild-card" games, the divisional round matchups should be better, writes John Clayton.
With the Ravens' wild-card game possibly being Ray Lewis' last at home, emotions will run high in Baltimore, John Clayton writes.
The NFC playoffs are deep with versatile young quarterbacks and powerful runners.
Peyton Manning headlines John Clayton's 2012 All-Pro team, which includes clear choices at the skill positions and tough calls elsewhere.