Cleveland Browns vs. Seahawks: 5 matchups to decide outcome
By Leon West
The Cleveland Browns need a win in Week 6 and in order to get that, they will need to win these five important matchups with the Seattle Seahawks
The Cleveland Browns have had a disappointing start to the season, and it reached an apex on Monday night. The Browns were outplayed in every facet of the game.
There weren’t many positives to take from the contest. It started early, and despite having a chance to make it a game late in the second quarter, it got ugly from snap number one.
On the San Francisco 49ers first snap, Matt Breida took the handoff and went 83-yards for the score. On Cleveland’s first snap of the second drive for the Browns, Baker Mayfield stepped back and launched an ill-advised pass down the middle that was intercepted by Richard Sherman. And the trickle-down effect began.
The Browns were beaten 31-3, their second 28-point loss or worse this season. Hue Jackson’s worse loss of his many was only by 25. That was not a shot a head coach Freddie Kitchens because a loss is still a loss.
The concerns are growing because this team wasn’t supposed to suffer losses like they have this season. Being favored at home for the season opener wasn’t supposed to end in a 30-point drubbing by a team that currently sits at 2-3. This team wasn’t supposed to have four games with less than three touchdowns in five weeks. Mayfield wasn’t supposed to play like he’s the worst quarterback in the NFL.
The Browns (2-3) are at home with a chance to get back on the winning side against the Seattle Seahawks (4-1). Many concerns are facing Cleveland and winning is the only cure to those ailments. Here are five key matchups against Seattle to start putting an end to those worries.