The Seattle Seahawks (4-2) face their most intriguing and possibly toughest opponent this season when they welcome the Cleveland Browns (4-2) to Lumen Field. These squads are not too familiar with each other, and games like this always bring uncertainty. The last time the Browns played in Seattle was December 20, 2015. Russell Wilson and Johnny Manziel were the quarterbacks.
The Seahawks won 30-13. The Browns sucked back then. They do not this season. Both teams enter this game 4-2 and are coming off of big wins at home. The Seahawks took care of division rival Arizona, while the Browns came out on top against the Colts 39-38. In all fairness, they beat a Colts team led by Gardner Minshew (I can't stand this guy- go Huskies).
On Sunday, these two 4-2 teams clash and it should be a very entertaining game. Lets take a look at the top 3 keys to victory for Seattle Seahawks versus Cleveland Browns in Week 8.
Seattle Seahawks need to get Jaxon Smith-Njigba involved
Last week the Seahawks finally got Jaxon Smith-Njigba involved in the passing game. When I saw finally what I mean to say is they actually made him a focal part of the offense. Buried behind DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett will do that, understandably. Having a three-headed monster at the wide receiver position is a good problem to have.
If the Seahawks are going to win this game they need to cut loose JSN. It is Week 8, it is time. No more line of scrimmage passes for 2 yards. Cut him loose. We just saw why he was a first-round pick and the highest-ranked receiver in the draft. If DK plays this week, let's hope the Seahawks throw the Browns a curve ball and let them double-team him.
Make them pay- throw the ball to JSN.
Tyler Lockett will no doubt get 7-10 passes thrown his way, and DK will most assuredly (again, if he plays) see 8-13 passes go his direction. That's 23 pass attempts. Lets make this the game where Geno Smith balls out. Give JSN 8-10 as well. The Browns will not be able to stop this chimera. Let them try.