John Clayton's First & Goal: The Steelers, 6-1 against teams with .500 records or better, might have the most potential among the wild-card round participants. Plus, the Colts' friendly matchup, a battle of wills and more.
John Clayton's mailbag: Three losses to losing teams have made the Steelers' quest for a playoff berth a lot tougher.
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.
Quarterbacks were productive and clutch in Week 8, John Clayton writes. Plus, the right call in Cincy, the woeful Jets and more.
Chuck Noll was more than a football coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Hall of Famer relished his role as teacher, too, John Clayton writes.
The Seahawks have youth on their side, but the talent-rich NFC boasts plenty of threats, 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 NFC North was in a giving mood Sunday, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Chiefs' breaking point on D, cold-weather kickstarts and more.
Weather was a big factor, especially in Chicago, writes John Clayton. Plus, more validation for Chip Kelly, tough times for the Harbaughs and more.
The Seahawks have the NFC's No. 1 seed in sight, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Lions' healthy outlook, the 49ers' blues and more.
A recent rash of injuries at receiver didn't slow offenses, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Panthers' rise; the Steelers' fall and more.
Running attacks continue to take a backseat, writes John Clayton. Plus, a defining win by the Lions, the Patriots' glaring need and more.
The rash of pick-sixes continued, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Bengals' arrival, Gronk's return and more.
John Clayton's First and 10: Russell Wilson versus Andrew Luck highlights the season's most intriguing weekend so far.
Injuries are playing a huge role, writes John Clayton. Plus, the smart Seahawks, the Bucs' bad QB decision and more.
Three early safeties set the tone for a strange Week 1, writes John Clayton.