The Cleveland Browns began the game with a long scoring drive, capped off by a 7-yard touchdown pass from QB Johnny Manziel to TE Gary Barnidge to take a 7-0 lead. Once the defense hit the field, though, fans knew it was going to be a long game.
Not including their drive to run the clock out at the end of the game, the Seahawks scored on five of their six other drives as they simply could not stop QB Russell Wilson's ability to convert third down after third down. Wilson finished the game with three touchdown passes, including two to WR Doug Baldwin and the other to WR Tyler Lockett, en route to a 30-13 victory.
Manziel had a respectable day under center, but the offense was hurt by five dropped passes and the fact that RG John Greco left the game on the first series with a knee injury. OG Cameron Erving played the rest of the way and was riddled with mistakes, allowing sacks and committing holding penalties that either killed drives or forced a field goal.
Up next, the Browns won't have things much easier: a road game against the Kansas City Chiefs, a team that has won eight straight games. Manziel passed another test today, but the secondary left a lot to be desired, playing without CB Joe Haden, CB K'Waun Williams, and CB Justin Gilbert.
- QB Johnny Manziel: 19-of-32 (59.4%) for 161 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. 2 rushes, 17 yards.
- RB Duke Johnson: 4 carries, 46 yards (11.5 YPC). 5 catches, 39 yards.
- TE Gary Barnidge: 3 catches, 29 yards, 1 TD.
- WR Terrelle Pryor: 0 catches (2 targets). 1 rush, -1 yard.
- DE Desmond Bryant: 1.5 sacks.
- The Seahawks were 9-of-12 on third downs.