Cleveland Browns vs. Seattle Seahawks: Game Preview

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Dec 13, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell (34) is chased by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock (26) during a 54 yard run during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Matchup To Watch

Isaiah Crowell/Duke Johnson vs The Seahawks Run Defense

Everyone is going to be focused on just how well Manziel is able to play against this stout Seattle defense.

While the Browns are going to definitely give Manziel multiple chances to make his own plays on Sunday, they should also rely heavily on the rushing attack early into the game.

The duo of Crowell and Johnson did  very well last Sunday. You would be foolish not to go back to the two in hopes that they can make the most of their touches and ease up the burden Manziel will have.

With how good the Seahawks defense is, the last thing the Browns need to do is give them any advantages.

By only throwing the ball for the vast majority of the game, the Browns will become one-dimensional. If that occurs, then Seattle will have a huge advantage knowing what the Browns offense will be doing and will have an easier job at knowing what they want to throw at Manziel.

By keeping the offense balanced, Seattle will not be kept guessing and not be able to recklessly blitz Manziel all game without paying the price on the other end.

The Seattle run defense is very tough only giving up 83.2 yards per game (second lowest in the league). However, if the Browns’ run game can even take a slight advantage in this matchup it’ll be huge, and would make Manziel’s job much easier.

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