The Seattle Seahawks will take on the Cleveland Browns in Week 8 and both teams are 4-2. Cleveland has a fantastic defense, while Seattle has an improving one. Both teams have good quarterbacks who haven't always been at their best in 2023 (there is a chance that Cleveland quarterback Deshaun Watson won't play on Sunday due to a rotator cuff injury).
Seattle leads the all-time series 13-6. This marks only the third time the teams have met since Pete Carroll became the Seahawks coach in 2010, though. Seattle lost in 2011 but then won the 2015 and 2019 meetings. Of course, very few players remain on either team from the 2019s squads.
To win, Seattle is probably going to have to match what Cleveland does defensively. The Browns are good against the run and the pass, just as Seattle has been in the last few games. That said, Cleveland has a more versatile offense than anyone else Seattle has played since Week 2.
I think Seattle can win, but only if Geno Smith reverts back to not turning the ball over. If he can do that, I think Seattle wins 17-16. If he has a couple of turnovers, Seattle will lose 24-14.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland Browns Week 8: All you need to know
When and where
Week 8 will take place at Lumen Field at 1:05 pm PT on October 29 (Sunday, of course). Seattle will wear their throwback uniforms resembling the ones from the 1990s and Kingdome days. This will mark the first time Seattle has worn royal blue jerseys along with some apple green since 2001. Let's hope they play better in Week 8 than they did for most of the 1990s.
It's going to be chilly on Sunday, but it will be sunny. The temperatures are expected to be in the lower 50s for the high. The wind won't be bad between 5-10 MPH.
The Browns got some decent news on Friday when running back Jerome Ford was surprisingly able to practice and he is now listed as questionable. Ford is Cleveland's leading rusher so far in 2023. Quarterback Deshaun Watson is definitely out for Week 8, though.
But to the team we really care about, the Seahawks, receiver Tyler Lockett is listed as questionable a hamstring injury. Safety Jamal Adams is also questionable with his knee issues. Both players should play, though, and Lockett practiced some on Friday.
The only players listed as out for Seattle are running back Kenny McIntosh (who has missed the entire season so far) and nose tackle Austin Faoliu (Faoliu hasn't played either). Right guard Phil Haynes is doubtful and rookie Anthony Bradford will probably replace him again in Week 8.
TV, radio, and streaming
The game will be carried by FOX (FOX13 in Seattle). In the broadcast booth will be Adam Amin (play-by-play) and Daryl Johnson (color analyst). The excellent Pam Oliver will be the sideline reporter.
If you want to hear the game instead of watching (or if you have a job that allows you to listen to the game), you can tune in at Seattle Sports 710 AM and KIRO Newsradio at 97.3 FM. Sirius XM carries the game on channels 83 and 226. You can also listen on NFL+ if you have a subscription. The irreplaceable Steve Raible will do the play-by-play while Dave Wyman will do the commentary. Jen Mueller will report from the sidelines.
If you want to stream the game you can at Seahawks.com or on the Seahawks app in the Seattle area. If you live internationally, you can stream the game on NFL Game Pass.
Seahawks next five weeks
- Week 9: At the Baltimore Ravens on November 5 at 10 am PT (CBS)
- Week 10: At home versus the Washington Commanders on November 12 at 1:25 pm PT (FOX)
- Week 11: At the Los Angeles Rams on November 19 at 1:25 pm PT (FOX)
- Week 12: At home versus the San Francisco 49ers on Thanksgiving Night on November 23 at 5:20 pm PT (NBC)
- Week 13: At the Dallas Cowboys on November 30 on Thursday Night Football at 5:15 pm PT (Amazon Prime Video)