Cleveland Browns vs. Seattle Seahawks: Game Preview

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Dec 13, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) runs with the ball after making an interception in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

2015 Seattle Seahawks Season So Far

With how close the Seahawks were to winning the Super Bowl last year, you would have thought they would have been on a mission to bring home another championship to Seattle in the 2015-2016 season.

Though that may be Seattle’s plan this season, they struggled earlier this season to have regular success. After a Week 10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the Seahawks were at 4-5 and were on the outside looking into the playoff picture. Not to mention the great Seahawks defense had given up 39 points to the Cardinals. Things were getting a bit bleak up in a Seattle.

Lynch has been sidelined due to injury and is recovering from hernia surgery, while Graham was not living up to his star expectations prior to tearing his patella tendon and is now out for the season.

While Browns head coach Mike Pettine does not consider Russell Wilson elite, you cannot tell Wilson that. While on their four game winning streak, Wilson has thrown for 16 touchdowns, rushed for another, and has not thrown an interception. It is up in the air on whether Wilson should be considered as an elite quarterback.

If Wilson is, he would be in the same category as Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Ben Rothlisberger. One thing is for sure, and that is his recent elite level of play. If he continues that type of play on Sunday then I do not see how the Browns defense will stop him.

Then of course is their top-tier defense. The Seahawks are giving up a total 307.8 yards per game, which is tied for the second best in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers. Their defense has not been given as much attention as they have in previous years, but they are still one of the best defenses in the league. They also have 10 INTs and recovered eight fumbles. Three of those fumbles were returned for touchdowns.

Seattle might not be the most exciting team in the NFL, but they are a very talented team all around. Seattle is one of the best teams the Browns have faced this season.

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