Seahawks at the Cleveland Browns
I can’t believe I am even mentioning a Browns versus Seahawks primetime game. Until last year, the Browns shouldn’t even have been shown on local television. Their ownership group is awful and the roster was seemingly intentional bad. But not now. Even a blind dog can find a bone sometimes.
And Cleveland is better. They have found a good young quarterback in Baker Mayfield, have acquired an excellent receiver with Odell Beckham, Jr. and their defense is solid. The Browns could easily make the playoffs in 2019. In fact, most national pundits probably expect them to. This is quite a change for the Browns.
Seattle has to travel to Cleveland for the game. If this happens later in the year, cold weather and winds off Lake Erie could make this a tough game for Wilson and company. Hopefully, the Seahawks will travel early in the season when Cleveland is still trying to find out if they are really good or not.
The main reason this game could be on primetime is that fans love quarterbacks. Wilson is the established veteran who seems to make the Pro Bowl every year. Mayfield is trying to prove he can be elite. This game could come down to a dual between Wilson and Mayfield and that would make for must-watch television.