Seattle's defense has to get after whoever is playing quarterback for the Browns
The Browns are a team riddled with injuries and yet have found a way to still win games. Their quarterback Deshaun Watson has been fighting injuries all season (has been medically cleared and refused to play as well), and is not the player they thought he was. Sorry, it's true. Watson's contract might end up the biggest mistake in NFL history. What do you expect? It's the Browns.
Whoever is lining up under center this week for Cleveland is irrelevant. The Seattle defense needs to make sure that they make the quarterback's life hell. It's as simple as that. If Seattle is going to win against the Browns the defense needs to get sack and an interception or two.
The matchup in the passing game to watch will be Cleveland wide receiver Amari Cooper against Riq Woolen and/or Devon Witherspoon. Cooper is an elite receiver who has been the top guy on each NFL team he has played on. He has topped 1,000 receiving yards in Oakland, Dallas, and Cleveland. The guy can play. Do not underestimate him. He will most likely see a little bit of both Woolen and Witherspoon in this match. Expect both cornerbacks to blanket him. I am interested in seeing how Cleveland tries to line him up. If the Seahawks' defense can disrupt the passing game, with the injuries on the Browns roster, the Seahawks should win.
The home-field advantage gives Seattle the true advantage in this game. If the 12s bring it, JSN becomes a part of the offense's attack, the offensive line dominates, and the Hawks' D is lights out, Seattle will win this game 30-13, just like the last time these two played in Seattle.
Let's go Seahawks!