The Browns are coming off an embarrassing loss to the Niners on Monday, leaving a sour taste in the mouth of Swagger. The Browns have to turn the page to Seattle this week, as the Seahawks are coming off an emotional win over their rival, the Los Angeles Rams.
Russell Wilson is playing as well as any quarterback in the league.
Essentially, the Browns have to find an identity on the offensive side of the ball. They had too many turnovers which led to points in their 31-3 loss.
Baker Mayfield needs to step up big-time.
Baker has struggled in the first five games of the season throwing for 1,247 yards, four touchdowns and eight interceptions with a completion percentage at 55%.
It’s odd to call a game in mid-October a “must-win,” but the Browns do need a win before the bye week cause Tom Brady and the Patriots are waiting in Foxboro the following week. The Seahawks are another team with a winning record that stands in front of the Browns. Cleveland will have to slow down the aforementioned Russell Wilson, who is arguably the most-talented and well-rounded QB in football. If you know Pete Carroll, you better know that the team he coaches will be a physical and strong-minded football team.
The Browns did, however, receive some good news this week with the return of corners Denzel Ward and rookie Greedy Williams, who both sat out the last couple of games with hamstring injuries. The team is still waiting to see where the health of Hollywood Higgins stands. If Higgins can return that will sure help Baker. Nick Chubb will have a tough outing against another stout front-seven. If Baker can strike early that can free up Chubb to have a big game, as he did against Baltimore.
The reason why this is a must-win for the Browns is that psychologically they need this going into the bye week. If the Browns can pull off this win on Sunday, it gives them such a boost going to the bye before heading to Foxboro to take on Thanos (Tom Brady) and the evil empire that is the New England Patriots.