NFL Week 8 Game Recap: Seattle Seahawks 24, Cleveland Browns 20

2T49P7G Cleveland Browns safety Grant Delpit (22) attempts to push Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba (11) out of bounds in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Seattle Seahawks got the job done at home against the Cleveland Browns, and while it wasn’t a pretty 24-20 win, they now sit atop the NFC West through eight weeks.

Offensive spotlight: Geno Smith wasn’t perfect but still orchestrated a strong finish to the game. Smith threw two interceptions but limited his mistakes the rest of the way, helping the Seahawks come back and pick up their fifth win of the season. Smith went 23 for 37 passing for 254 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions on the day. Tyler Lockett delivered with eight receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown, leading the way for the Seahawks receivers across the board against a tough Cleveland defense.

P.J. Walker was under center for the Browns once again this week as Deshaun Watson continues to deal with his shoulder injury. Walker leaned heavily on Amari Cooper and David Njoku through the air, and they were the team's only receivers to notch more than two receptions. Kareem Hunt led the Cleveland backfield with 14 carries, 55 yards and a touchdown on the ground, as Jerome Ford was a game-time decision and wasn’t as involved as in weeks past.

Defensive spotlight: The Seattle defense outproduced the Cleveland defense in this game. The Seahawks delivered three sacks, two interceptions, six pass breakups and a forced fumble. Jamal Adams and Julian Love combined for a clutch interception in the fourth quarter while the team was down, with Adams batting a pass in the air for Love to pick it off. That pick kicked off Seattle's game-winning touchdown drive.

Rookie spotlight: First-round rookie wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba tallied just three receptions, but none bigger than his third when he took a wide receiver screen for the game-winning touchdown. Smith-Njigba was relegated to being the team’s third wide receiver with D.K. Metcalf back in the lineup although still found a way to flash his first-round talent on that game-winner.


Box Score

Passing
Cleveland Browns
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
P.J. Walker 13.62 15 / 31 248 8 1 2 41 3 59.6
Dorian Thompson-Robinson 0.36 1 / 1 9 9 0 0 9 0 104.2
Seattle Seahawks
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
Geno Smith 15.86 23 / 37 254 6.9 2 2 43 1 78
Rushing
Cleveland Browns
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Kareem Hunt 13.7 14 55 3.9 1 9 0
P.J. Walker 13.62 6 27 4.5 0 9 1
Pierre Strong Jr. 9.2 10 41 4.1 0 12 0
Jerome Ford 4.9 9 37 4.1 0 12 0
Marquise Goodwin -0.5 1 -5 -5 0 -5 0
Seattle Seahawks
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Geno Smith 15.86 2 -3 -1.5 0 -1 0
Jake Bobo 10.6 1 3 3 1 3 0
Zach Charbonnet 8.4 5 53 10.6 0 21 0
Kenneth Walker III 8 8 66 8.2 0 45 0
Dee Eskridge -0.5 1 -5 -5 0 -5 0
Receiving
Cleveland Browns
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD Long
David Njoku 17.7 8 4 77 9.6 19.2 1 41
Amari Cooper 14.9 11 6 89 8.1 14.8 0 24
Kareem Hunt 13.7 1 1 12 12 12 0 12
Pierre Strong Jr. 9.2 1 1 41 41 41 0 41
Elijah Moore 5 5 2 30 6 15 0 21
Jerome Ford 4.9 2 1 2 1 2 0 2
Jordan Akins 1.6 1 1 6 6 6 0 6
Harrison Bryant 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Seattle Seahawks
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD Long
Tyler Lockett 22.1 9 8 81 9 10.1 1 17
Jaxon Smith-Njigba 12.6 4 3 36 9 12 1 19
DK Metcalf 11.7 14 5 67 4.8 13.4 0 43
Jake Bobo 10.6 2 2 23 11.5 11.5 0 15
Zach Charbonnet 8.4 2 2 11 5.5 5.5 0 7
Kenneth Walker III 8 2 1 4 2 4 0 4
Noah Fant 5.2 3 2 32 10.7 16 0 27
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