Johnny “money” Manziel picked a bad time to finally turn himself around heading into the matchup against a Seattle Seahawks team that is playing their best football of the season. Sign as many dollar bills as you can Johnny because after having to face the second best defense in the league, interacting with fans might be the highlight of your day.
Sure, the Seahawks took a massive hit after losing star rookie running back Thomas Rawls to a season ending ankle injury, but with Pete Carroll’s next man up mentality I don’t think this will be much of a problem. After releasing DuJuan Harris, the Seahawks re-signed running backs Christine Michael and Bryce Brown to pick up the slack on the ground. This enables Seattle to have a three pronged rushing attack with Fred Jackson getting more attention on passing downs, and there will be plenty of those.
With Russell Wilson arguably playing the best football of his career, throwing for 13 touchdown passes in his last three games, Seattle’s offense has been surging. Usually known as more of a defensive power house with a lackluster offense, Seattle has now changed their identity into a well oiled football winning machine.
And not much will change against a struggling (3-10) Cleveland Browns unit. The Browns have flipped between quarterbacks several times this season due to injuries and Johnny Manziel’s inability to stay off the internet. But now after defeating the 49ers last week Manziel will start against the Seahawks. He hasn’t yet proved to be an accurate passer in the NFL and relies heavily on his running ability. This will force the Seahawks to trust the secondary with more one-on-one coverage and have the linebackers and d-line focus on cutting off the run.
If the Seahawks corral an early lead then the Browns will need to pass and this could result in copious turnovers for a secondary that features two Pro-Bowl nominated players. I expect the Seahawks to come out with a ton of energy in front of the 12th man and defeat the Browns with a one-two punch. The Seattle Seahawks will put their “money” where their mouth is and beat the Cleveland Browns 34-6. Catch the game Sunday afternoon at 1:05 pm Pacific time on Fox.