Seahawks improve to 5-1 after Russell Wilson guides Seattle to comeback win on road vs. Brown

Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times on

Published in Football

CLEVELAND -- A game that began with a 20 mph wind blowing off Lake Erie was dangerously close to simply being blown off course most of the day.

But as has become the custom for the Seahawks this season, quarterback Russell Wilson remained a rock of stability when all around him often seemed total chaos.

After the Browns took the lead following a bizarre sequence of penalties, replay reviews and questionable officials' calls, Wilson led a nine-play, 79-yard drive that proved to be the winning points in a 32-28 win over the Browns.

Chris Carson scored from a yard out with 3:30 left to put Seattle back up after the Browns had taken a 28-25 lead with 9:02 remaining.

Baker Mayfield then threw his third interception of the game on the next series -- a pass behind receiver Dontrell Hilliard that instead went to K.J. Wright -- and the Seahawks completed a comeback from 13 points down in the first half.

In fact, there were times early when it was the Seahawks who seemed on the verge of getting blown out as the Browns took an early 20-7 lead and had 302 yards at halftime.


But Seattle then took advantage of Cleveland mistakes to score 18 unanswered points and take the lead heading into the fourth quarter.

The Browns retook it on a 3-yard run by Nick Chubb that came on a series after the Browns had been stopped at the goal line -- and after a strange set of events in which the Browns threw a challenge flag to see if they'd scored a touchdown as they appeared to be running for a touchdown.

But a short Seattle punt gave the Browns the ball right back and Chubb's TD had the crowd rocking.

That just maybe made what happened next harder to take for the long-suffering Browns fans, who watched Wilson march Seattle down the field for the winning score.


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