Brian Westbrook can hurt you in so many ways. He's explosive, shifty and quick. And he has the type of acceleration to jet away from would-be tacklers for big gains.
He's one of the best pass-catching, running backs in the game, and can make defenders look silly in the open field. And he's also a willing blocker in the passing game.
But don't take my word for it. Watch for yourself. He's ridiculous.
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The only saving grace for Seattle is Westbrook still is a little banged up. He missed two of Philadelphia's past three games with broken ribs. He's also been hampered by an ankle injury, but played well against Atlanta last week, gaining a career-high 167 yards and two touchdowns.
Seattle's defense will be hard-pressed to shut down Westbrook today. But they must find a way to contain him by rallying to the ball and making sure tackles in the open field. If Westbrook is allowed to run wild it could be a long day for Seattle.
Defensively, along with stopping Westbrook Seattle must find a way to generate a pass rush against Donovan McNabb without the services of their best pass rusher in Patrick Kerney (shoulder)
Offensively, quarterback Seneca Wallace has to play another solid game for Seattle, and the Seahawks need to get the running game going this week.
What are some other keys to the game for today? Let me know in the comments section.
How many 1-5 teams ended up in the playoffs? Just one, the 1970 Cincinnati Bengals, reports Frank Hughes. It will be interesting to see if Seattle can add to that number.
A healthy McNabb could mean trouble for Seattle.
Quarterback Seneca Wallace is finally healthy and looking more comfortable on the field, Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald reports.
More Johnson: He provides a state-by-state comparison of the winning percentage of Division I football and pro football teams throughout the country.
A preview of today's game.
Tight end L.J. Smith will not play today. Smith stayed home in Philadelphia, still groggy after the vicious hit put on him by Atlanta safety Lawyer Malloy, who by the way was not fined for the hit.
San Francisco 49ers
Dave Boling applauds Mike Singletary for making a stand and letting San Francisco players know who's in control last week.
Tom FitzGerald of the San Francisco Chronicle takes a detailed look at Jed York, vice president of strategic planning/owner of the 49ers, and the challenges he faces in rebuilding the franchise.
Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat offers a midseason report on the 49ers.
According to sources, USC's Pet Carroll may be interested in the 49ers job if the price is right.
The Cardinals season really starts now, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports. At 5-3 and two games up on the rest of the NFC West, the Cardinals play three in a row against division opponents.
"We know these next three games give us an opportunity to separate ourselves," said quarterback Kurt Warner. "On the other side of it, if we don't take care of business, it's going to draw everybody closer. So it's an important stretch for us."
A similar look by Darren Urban of azcardinals.com.
Arizona may have the best receiving corps in the league. Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston are the first group from the same team this season to have at least 400 receiving yards. Fitzgerald has 661, Boldin 429 and Breaston 464. They've combined to produced eight 100-yard games.
St. Louis Rams
Rams veteran receiver Torrey Holt says he is surprised and frustrated by his scaled back role in the offense in this Q&A.
Despite the team's 2-5 record, if the Rams can get a win today against Arizona they're right back in it.
Stephen Jackson says he will play today.