The Seattle Seahawks fought off a brave fight by the Cleveland Browns, leaving the contest as 32-28 victors in Week 6 of the NFL season.
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Russell Wilson and Tyler Lockett are one of the league's best duos at running the scramble drill, and they proved that again today, as Wilson found Lockett who was brought down at the one-yard line, the play before the Seahawks took the lead late in the game.
Wilson's ability to keep plays alive and get away from pressure was on display today, as he was able to move the chains and make some big plays. D.K. Metcalf had some controversy at the end, but throughout the game, he made some big plays including a terrific toe-tap catch on the sideline.
K.J. Wright helped seal the game for the Seahawks with an interception off a fortuitous drop, but he otherwise struggled today. Nick Chubb‘s big run was due largely to a poor pursuit angle by Wright, and Mayfield picked on him in coverage throughout the day with RPOs that took advantage of his aggressiveness to the line of scrimmage.
Interior defender Quinton Jefferson was outstanding today, particularly against the run. He forced a number of cutbacks and tallied multiple stops because of his ability to consistently defeat blocks at the line of scrimmage.
Baker Mayfield‘s stat line may not be pretty, but he was really more a victim of poor turnover luck as opposed to bad play. One interception occurred as his receiver was picked by a crossing defender not part of the coverage on the play, and another was off a deflection on a contested ball in the end zone. The nail in the coffin was a drop by running back Dontrell Hilliard that bounced straight into the hands of Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright.
The Browns' offense was clicking early but struggled in the second half once they tried to implement the run more. The offensive line did a substantially better job pass blocking than run blocking, and their receivers, at least early on, were able to create space against Seattle's defensive backs.
Myles Garrett dominated the Seattle offensive line and seemed to be in the backfield all game forcing Russell Wilson outside the pocket. Olivier Vernon played well against the run and forced a fumble in the contest.
The Browns' secondary had a rough game staying with Seattle's receivers, especially when Russell Wilson was able to extend plays. The linebackers and secondary had a tough time bringing down Chris Carson and limiting his yards after contact, though.