Dec 13, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge (82) gets tackled by San Francisco 49ers strong safety Jaquiski Tartt (29) following a first down reception during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
The Cleveland Browns In Week 15
The Browns have done something this past Sunday that they have not done in about two months — they won.
As I mentioned earlier, the Browns are going into a tough matchup, so it is really good that they built up a little confidence from last week’s win going into Seattle. While it is noticeably an uphill battle for the guys in brown and orange, they are not backing down.
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Manziel has stated that they do not plan on holding anything back this weekend when they go up to Seattle. To be frank, they cannot afford too. Manziel had a good game last week, going 21/31 passing for 270 yards with one touchdown and one (ill-advised) interception.
The rushing attack for the Browns was outstanding and they should rely more on the rushing attack going forward (I’ll delve a bit more into this later). Not only that, but the Browns played a great defensive game as well. A lot of that was predicated on their pass rush which was great on Sunday.
The Browns went into the 49ers game with 17.0 sacks recorded. They had nine sacks in the game in Week 14 alone. One of the biggest weaknesses of the Browns defense has been the pass rush and while I thought the defense would improve if the pass rush improved, I had no idea that they would improve as much as they did in their previous game.
While the Seahawks are much more talented than San Francisco, the Browns should definitely take note of what they did well. For any chance in pulling out a win, it would be wise to then use a similar game plan against the Seahawks.
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