Mike Holmgren has called his receivers a strength of the team and the strength of the offense. That could change some if the run blocking continues to improve. The chart at right shows the latest receiving breakdown. Coming out of the Oakland game, I was under the mistaken impression that Deion Branch was dropping quite a few passes. He did drop one against the Raiders, but in looking at my records, that was his first one since a first-quarter drop at St. Louis. I have him with three drops this season. Nate Burleson's drop percentage remains inflated in part because Seattle quarterbacks have thrown only five passes his way after Oct. 1.