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.
Three of the four NFC East teams have had to work around tricky cap situations this offseason, writes John Clayton.
The franchise shifts risks from teams to players, who could see their long-term value drop. Plus, reader questions.
In this tight salary-cap economy, loyalty toward long-term leaders and veterans only goes to a certain limit, writes John Clayton.
The teams that spent the most in 2012 got little bang for their buck. Plus, answers to 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.
There's still plenty of intrigue regarding the NFC playoff race, writes John Clayton.
Like most awards in the NFL, the race for the executive of the year could be too close to call, writes John Clayton.
The 2012 season has been marked by close games, but that wasn't the case Sunday, writes John Clayton.
Expand the playoffs? It's a question of when, not if, John Clayton writes.
The Bears' loss kept the NFC wild-card race interesting, writes John Clayton.