Sunday, December 20, 2015

#Browns Preview 12.20.15: Cleveland Browns @ Seattle #Seahawks

By @mrgroce

The head coach stated that the quarterback he's preparing his team for is not elite, and the backup quarterback on his own team might be kicking field goals this week. Welcome to week 15 of the Cleveland Browns season. Most of the talk this week has been about the quarterbacks, Manziel and Wilson, but this game will be decided by the team who plays the best defense. I'm pretty sure we all know which team that'll be. 
The Browns are 3-10, out of postseason contention but in the running for the top overall draft pick.

With games against the Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers, losing out is almost guaranteed, which may not be the worst thing that could happen for the team.  Then again, with Johnny Manziel set to make his second consecutive start, he's potentially auditioning for the starting role heading into next season for the Browns or another franchise. Manziel will face his toughest opponent in his short career with Seattle having the second ranked defense in the league. Manziel played well last week completing 21 of 31 passes with one touchdown and one interception.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is playing at a Pro Bowl level once again, tossing 16 touchdown passes and zero interceptions in the past four games, all wins. The Seahawks lost another running back last week and will now be going with the much used "running back by committee" method. This may put a bit more pressure on Russell, but going up against the 26th ranked defense in the NFL. 

There's no reason to think that the Browns have a chance to win this game unless you buy into the cliché "any given Sunday". The Seahawks have a better coach, offense, defense, and special teams. Maybe it won't be a blowout, but the Seahawks will win this one convincingly, 38-13.......okay, maybe it will be a blowout.

Merry Christmas folks. 

What: Cleveland Browns vs Seattle Seahawks 
When: Sunday December 20, 2015
Where: CenturyLink Field Seattle, Washington 
TV/Radio: FOX, 850 ESPN WKNR, 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 WNCX

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