The Browns dropped to 3-11 on the season in Seattle Sunday afternoon, losing to the Seahawks 30-13. After a promising 15-play opening drive that ate up nearly seven minutes of clock and culminated in a Johnny Manziel to Gary Barnidge touchdown pass, the Browns were outscored 30-6.
Manziel completed 19-of-32 passes for 161 yards, threw a touchdown and an interception. He ran twice for 17 yards. His receivers didn’t do him many favors with a few key drops, nor did the running game do much of anything.
Duke Johnson had a nice 39-yard scamper, but carried the ball just 4 times on the day. Crowell had 9 carries and averaged less than 3 yards per. Once again the Browns did not make much of an effort in the second half to get the running game going, rushing just 7 times with Manziel scrambling for 2 of those carries. Pryor got 1 rush on the most predictable wildcat run in some time. The Seahawks weren’t fooled and Pryor lost a yard.
John Greco was injured early in the game and was replaced by Cam Erving. Marlon Moore had just one catch for 20 yards, but came to play with several nice blocks from the WR spot.
Defensively, the Browns gave up 182 rushing yards to a bunch of running backs only the most die-hard football fans would recognize. Russell Wilson was efficient, throwing for 249 yards and 3 touchdowns.
The Browns could not get Seattle off the field on third down. The Seahawks converted on 9-of-12 third downs.
Several changes on special teams this week, including a new kick returner. Mostert took advantage of the opportunity averaging nearly 32 yards a return, including a nice 53 yarder.
Surprisingly, Marlon Moore played zero snaps on special teams. He was heavily involved in the offense with all of the injuries.