*Above video is a recent story about how a Browns fan keeps track of QB’s who started for the team since 1999*
It was throwback day in Seattle, and the Browns tried to make something happen early in the first quarter. Unfortunately, it was the Seahawks who were successful on their first drive down the field, moving the score to 7-0.
The Seahawks were able to quickly get the ball back, batting it away from P.J. Walker. They capitalized on that, and with a little more than 5 minutes to go in the first quarter, Seattle led 14-0.
But the Browns saw the score and got motivated. They quickly went down the field (just four plays) and were able to use David Njoku to get into the end zone. With a good kick, the score moved to 14-7.
The Seahawks kicked for three, widening the lead to 17-7.
Into the second quarter, the Browns tried to make moves but Seattle then intercepted a ball meant for Njoku. No scoring was allowed to take place, and the Browns did get the ball back.
A beautiful P.J. Walker throw to Amari Cooper brought the ball close to the end zone, witth Kareem Hunt taking the ball inside. Dustin Hopkins continued to show off his kicking prowess; the Browns closed in on the Seahawks 17-14.
With 22 seconds to go, Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith got a taste of what P.J. Walker had experienced earlier after Martin Emerson Jr. intercepted a throw, taking the teams into halftime.
The Seahawks had the ball to start the third but weren’t able to do anything. Hopkins comes out for the Browns and tied the game at 17 with a 25-yarder.
We got another interception in the game, this one going the Browns’ way.
Despite not being able to make it into the end zone, Hopkins successfully came out once more to give the Browns their first lead of the game, 20-17.
In the fourth quarter, Cleveland was able to keep Seattle fans frustrated. However, despite being shut out since the first quarter, Seattle was able to score with under a minute to go. The score moved to 24-20.
P.J. Walker did his best, but the Browns were not able to come back and the final score was 24-20.
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Browns running back Jerome Ford ran for 74 yards and scored a touchdown in last week’s 39-38 nail-biting win over the Colts. Ford ran for 84 yards the week before in a win over the 49ers, but he’s nursing an ankle injury and wasn’t 100% at practice this week. “I saw a limited player (Ford) in practice,” Browns Head Coach Kevin Stefanski said.
“I mean, with all these guys that are working through injuries, we’ll make determinations. We’ll watch the tape and make determinations on how they look and then see where it lands,” Stefanski added.
Defensive end Myles Garrett is coming off one of the best games a Browns player has ever had with two strip-sacks, one resulted in a Browns score, a monster blocked field goal, broke up a key pass, and had nine tackles. Stefanski expects the Seahawks to put extra focus on a game plan for Garrett.
“He (Garrett) will have their attention.,” Stefanski said. “They may slide to him, they may put tight ends, plural over there, can put the back over there, but he gets their attention.”
Browns backup quarterback PJ Walker was given a contract and signed to the active roster from the practice squad, the team announced Wednesday. That means no other team can sign him. When a player is on the practice squad, any other team in the league can sign and play him.
Stefanski, who named Walker as the starting QB for the Seattle game, said he continues to see improvement in Walker who has played a key role in the Browns last two wins while filling for the injured Deshaun Watson.
I think he’s (Walker) like any player he is getting comfortable in the scheme with his teammates and all those things. I mean, it’s not easy for any player, particularly a quarterback, to play catch up and understand different nuances to your scheme, certainly nuances to your teammates. So, he’s worked real hard at that.” Stefanski said.
Seattle QB Geno Smith helped his team beat the Arizona Cardinals last week. According to NFL statistics, Smith already has thrown for 1,391 yards and seven touchdowns this season and Seattle is 2nd in the NFL in run defense.
If the game comes down to kicking, the Browns have the edge with kicker Dustin Hopkins who made all four field goal attempts, including three from 50-plus yards during the Browns victory in Indianapolis. He set an NFL record with at least one 50-plus yard field goal in five consecutive games and connected on a 58-yard field goal.