Cleveland Browns lose to Seahawks, 5 takeaways

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Dec 20, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin (11) has the ball knocked away by Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) during a game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

2. Wide receivers still dropping catches

Numerous times throughout the game the football was dropped on third down by receivers which would’ve resulted in a first down. It’s simply unacceptable to be dropping catchable balls if you want to defeat an NFL team, especially the Seattle Seahawks.

Taylor Gabriel had an awful drop on a third and two with not much time remaining in the first half. The potential first down would’ve given the Browns another set of downs and a possibility to score heading into the second half. Of course, they were forced to punt and the Seahawks would capitalize on a non-sensical facemask by Tramon Williams, scoring a field goal to close out the first half.

Marlon Moore also had a bad drop in the beginning of the third quarter, however Manziel made up for it with a great throw to Barnidge who bullied his way to a first down. The Cleveland Browns have had a bad habit of dropping balls this season and it clearly was exploited today against Seattle.