- "So far, Jimmy Haslam owns the patience needed to run the Cleveland Browns" (Plain Dealer) - "The first splash Jimmy Haslam makes shouldn't be just to tread water... Haslam passed his first test as Browns' owner. Everyone wants an owner more involved than Randy Lerner, but not a meddler."
- "Weeden's numbers similar to those of past Browns expansion QBs" (Canton Rep) - "Should the Browns have stuck with Tim Couch? With Charlie Frye? With Brady Quinn? With Colt McCoy? If your answer is the same as that of assorted Browns’ regimes — a decisive no — then be careful about predicting Brandon Weeden is a guaranteed winner."
- "Position thoughts: Running back" (ClevelandBrowns.com) - "This is the second in a series of position-by-position thoughts on the Browns after nine games. In this installment, we take a look at running back: >>Trent Richardson has shown the dynamic talent that he was expected to deliver as the third overall pick of the draft."
- "AFC North remains a two-team race" (FS Ohio) - "The Baltimore Ravens are 6-2 -- and appear to be completely vulnerable. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 5-3, graying and flawed but winners of three straight after being left for dead. The state of Ohio has two AFC North teams, too."
- "NFL musical midseason report: Part 1" (ESPN) - "Unfortunately, now that the first half of the NFL regular season is over, I don't see Roger Goodell joining me in turning on some Slayer and yelling to retired commissioner Paul Tagliabue, 'Hey, Paul, we're done with this segment.'"
- "QB Locker will start vs Dolphins barring setback" (AP) - "Tennessee coach Mike Munchak said quarterback Jake Locker will start against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday barring any setbacks."
- "NFL fines Chargers $20K in sticky towel case" (AP) - "The NFL fined the San Diego Chargers $20,000 because a member of the equipment staff failed to immediately surrender towels when ordered to do so by a game official against the Denver Broncos on Oct. 15."
- "Luck among players shaving head to support Pagano" (AP) - "Andrew Luck has joined the shaved squad, too. Nearly three dozen players on the Indianapolis Colts have shaved their heads in a show of support for head coach Chuck Pagano, who is undergoing treatment for a form of leukemia."