Dec 20, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge (82) catches a pass during a game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks won 30-13. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports
The Game By The Numbers
0: The number of punts in the first half for the Seahawks, who didn’t punt the ball away until the first possession of the second half. The Seahawks were able to keep their possessions going and chewed up a ton of game clock in the process.
182: Rushing yards by the Seahawks, all without their top two backs and two free agents signed off the street this week. The Browns have the worst rushing defense in the league and a game like this does not help. What it does speak to is the type of efficiency an actual NFL offense can achieve with the right pieces like the Seahawks. Good receivers, a great quarterback, and a scheme that plays to its strengths.
9/12: The third down conversion rate for the Seahawks today, which allowed them to chew up far more clock (34:33 to 25:27) than the Browns. They also outgained the Browns by a wide margin (423-230), and nearly doubled the amount of first downs (28-15). Good teams step up in big moments. The Seahawks did, and they won.
128.3: Russell Wilson’s quarterback rating today, highlighting his efficiency as an elite quarterback, despite what Mike Pettine says. He set an NFL record for most games in a row with three touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He is the single biggest reason why the Seahawks clinched a playoff berth today.