Cleveland Browns lose to Seahawks, 5 takeaways

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Dec 20, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) picks up a first down in a game against the Cleveland Browns at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

4. Russell Wilson is who the Browns thought he was

Earlier in the week, head coach Mike Pettine spoke about Wilson not being an elite quarterback which resulted in him catching a lot of flak. Pettine didn’t mean to take away from Wilson or discredit him in any way, however many thought this gave the Super Bowl champion a little extra motivation heading into Sunday’s game.

Wilson threw for 249 yards and tossed three touchdowns while completing 21 of his 30 attempted throws. He picked apart the Browns secondary all game long and had his ways running the ball when he needed too. Tramon Williams almost came up with an interception with just over three minutes remaining but couldn’t hold on to the ball.

Knowing Cleveland was banged up at the cornerback position, Wilson didn’t hesitate to sling the ball early in the game knowing it would be their biggest advantage. Seattle was without running backs Marshawn Lynch and Thomas Rawls, so they had big questions at the tailback spot and relied heavily on their passing game.

If it wasn’t apparent before today, it without a doubt is now that the Browns must address their defensive backs in the off-season. Even with Haden and Williams out it has been a disaster all season long.