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NFP Friday Forecast | National Football Post
Check out what our special contributors have to say about your team in week 7.

Somehow, Browns need to find a way to run well
Despite Peyton Hillis' hamstring injury and the Seahawks' stout run defense, the Browns must figure out a way to have success on the ground Sunday.

Sports Radio Interviews " Blog Archive " Charlie Whitehurst: "You go in there and beat the Giants in their place, it’s a confidence boost for the whole team."
Charlie Whitehurst joined 710 ESPN in Seattle with Bob and Groz to discuss if he will be the starting quarterback this Sunday when the Seattle Seahawks take on the Cleveland Browns, the similarities between coming off the bench last year as a backup quarterback and coming off the bench now, being more prepared to start now after getting more reps at practice, the Seahawks offensive play calling changing if Tarvaris Jackson is out of the lineup, his performance against the New York Giants and his confidence being up after the game against the Giants.

Jene Bramel: What the TV Angles Don’t Show You " The Rookie Scouting Portfolio - Television makes football look and sound amazing.  They give us HD video and surround sound, on-field suspended cameras, and parabolic microphones.  But the TV production crews – including many of the color broadcasters and their spotters – still miss showing us crucial chapters of the game story. 

Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu have redefined the safety position for the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the whole NFL - Grantland
Examining the impact of two dynamic safeties.

Signature Stats Snapshot - Deep Passing |
One of the things we track here at Pro Football Focus is where passes find receivers; the air yards of throws. Thanks to that, we are able to take a look at how successful passers are when they are targeting specific areas of the field, and one of our newer Signature Stats focuses on exactly one of those areas: Deep Passing.

Analysis Notebook |
We’ve wrapped another week of game reviews and have collected another set of plays to have a closer look at. PFF Analyst Sam Monson is once again joined by our Lead Analyst Ben Stockwell for a gander at some Xs and Os that they found interesting in the Week 6 games.

Three to Focus on - Seahawks @ Browns |
On paper, both the Seattle Seahawks and Cleveland Browns look quite similar. Both teams come into the game at 2-3, they both sit in the bottom 10 of our rankings offensively, yet both of them are boasting top 10 defenses. The Seahawks have scored 94 points and given up 122, while the Browns have scored 91 and have only given up 117. The Seahawks are coming off their bye week after a shocking fourth quarter comeback to defeat the New York Giants two weeks ago, and while the circumstances surrounding the comeback were impressive (Brandon Browner’s 94 yard touchdown sealed the deal), perhaps most shocking part of it was that the Seahawks were able to win a game in the Eastern time zone after historically putrid play while on that side of the country. The Browns are hoping the Seahawks will sleepwalk through another cross country trip.

The recipe for a win in Cleveland - Seahawks News -
It's amazing what a big win and a week off will do for you. There are actually NFL pundits like Joe Theismann and Sterling Sharpe picking the Seahawks to win this weekend on the road in Cleveland.

Seahawks Make Practice Squad Roster Moves
- The Seattle Seahawks have released running back Vai Taua from the practice squad and signed linebacker Allen Bradford to the practice squad, the team announced this afternoon.

College Football Rootability Index, Week 8: You Might Win, But You're Gonna Bleed -
Friday's College Football Rootability Index returns to help you, the relatively uninvested fan, decide who to pull for in games where you have no established interest. The methods used to determine this are arbitrary; the outcomes are decidedly not.

Week 7 - Carroll Press Conference Friday

Sando's best guesses: Week 7 predictions - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. ET. Many, many internal alarms keep going off as I prepare to predict a Seahawks victory in a 10 a.m. PT kickoff. A young team coming off a bye week and an upset victory over the New York Giants could be feeling a little too good about itself. Throw in a quarterback change with more shuffling on the offensive line and danger signs abound. I just cannot shake from my mind how bad the Browns looked falling behind 24-7 even after Oakland lost starting quarterback Jason Campbell. This one is on Seattle's defense. Sando's best guess: Seahawks 16, Browns 14. Blog | Friday in Hawkville "
Doubtful starters. That’s the status of quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and center Max Unger for Sunday’s game against the Browns in Cleveland.

Seahawks Blog | Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson doubtful, Charlie Whitehurst likely to start | Seattle Times Newspaper
Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was limited at practice for the third consecutive day, and will be listed as doubtful to play in Sunday's game at Cleveland.

Seahawks Blog | Quite a diet the way the Seahawks shed LBs | Seattle Times Newspaper
Leroy Hill is in his seventh season with the Seahawks and the move to put Marcus Trufant on injured reserve leaves Seattle's weakside linebacker the longest tenured Seahawk on the active roster.

Seahawks Blog | Video: Charlie Whitehurst | Seattle Times Newspaper

Jackson doubtful, but not ruled out for Sunday | Seahawks Insider
If you’re looking for a definitive answer on whether Tarvaris Jackson or Charlie Whitehurst will be the Seattle Seahawks starting quarterback this week, you’ll have to wait until Sunday. Jackson was a limited participant in practice for the third straight day, and will be listed as doubtful on the team’s injury report. And Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said he will take the decision up until game time.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | SDA: Is It Upset Saturday Yet?
Big games and big point spreads are on the docket this week.

Catching up with Holmgren | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
They still call him Coach Holmgren. "He forever will be a coach," said Cleveland coach Pat Shurmur, whose boss, Browns team president Mike Holmgren, hired him this year to re-energize the proud franchise on the field. "I think that’s a term of endearment in my opinion. He’s Coach Holmgren, you know?"

10/21: Key injuries may hurt the Seahawks in Cleveland - Blog -
Mike Salk explains why key injuries to C Max Unger and TE Zach Miller may hurt the Seahawks in their quest to get their second consecutive victory on the East Coast against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Go Back to Cleveland, Cleveland! - Seahawks News -
It's amazing what a big win and a week off will do for you. There are actually NFL pundits like Joe Theismann and Sterling Sharpe picking the Seahawks to win this weekend on the road in Cleveland.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: Hawk Blogger Podcast: Browns Preview With Guest Ryan Burns of

It is on, Seahawks fans. Ryan Burns, of, joined me for a Seahawks/Browns preview podcast and there were no punches pulled. Burns is a longtime Browns fan who still falls asleep clutching his Bernie Kosar and Kevin Mack dolls.