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2019 Week 6: Seahawks at Browns Picks & Predictions

National media make their picks for Sunday's game between the Seattle Seahawks and Cleveland Browns.

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National media make their picks for Sunday's game between the Seattle Seahawks and Cleveland Browns.

Brady Henderson, ESPN.com: Seahawks 27, Browns 20

Henderson's Bold Prediction: Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny will combine for at least 150 yards on the ground, which is about what Cleveland's 29th-ranked rush defense is allowing per game.

Jake Trotter, ESPN.com: Seahawks 28, Browns 17

Trotter: Russell Wilson has been fabulous this season, with 14 total touchdowns and no interceptions. Can a banged-up Cleveland secondary finally force him into turnovers? If not, it could be another long day for the Browns.

Gregg Rosenthal, NFL.com: Seahawks 22, Browns 19

Rosenthal: It's Week 6 and the Browns have yet to win a game at home or show they can play with any consistent offensive rhythm. The big plays that saved them in Baltimore are unlikely to occur against a disciplined, if pedestrian, Seahawks defense. It's strange to think that Seattle has one of the most efficient offenses in football, but that's what happens when a strong running game is supported by a quarterback who can reliably produce third-down magic on command. The Browns' offense, meanwhile, ranks behind the Bengals, Bears, Cardinals and Bills in DVOA.

Michael David-Smith, ProFootballTalk.com: Seahawks 21, Browns 14

MDS: This is an intriguing game because the Browns can't possibly be as bad as they looked on Monday night, but if they lose again, at home, a whole lot of people are going to be calling them pretenders. I think they'll be better than they were against the 49ers, but still not good enough to beat the Seahawks.

Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk.com: Seahawks 24, Browns 20

Florio: Adversity has arrived for the Browns. It's going to stick around for awhile.

Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com: Browns 23, Seahawks 21

Prisco: The Browns haven't come close to looking like a playoff team, while Russell Wilson has the Seahawks rolling at 4-1. Seattle will be the more-rested team coming off a Thursday night game, while the Browns played a Monday night game. Even so, I think the Browns will get back on track here and pull off an upset. Mayfield rebounds.

Cody Benjamin, CBSSports.com: Seahawks 24, Browns 20

Benjamin: This feels like a game the Seahawks could overlook, but only until you remember what Freddie Kitchens and this Browns offense look like. Cleveland needs to get its act together, but it's tough to do that against Russell Wilson and Co.

Todd Haislop, Sporting News: Seahawks 28, Browns 23

Haislop: The last time the Browns were embarrassed in front of a national TV audience, they bounced back with a big win over the division-rival Ravens. Unfortunately for Cleveland, the Seahawks are not the Ravens, a team Nick Chubb was able to gash. Seattle boasts the NFL's fourth best rush defense in terms of yards allowed, meaning Baker Mayfield will have the kind of burden to score points that his QB counterpart in this game, Russell Wilson, has no problem carrying.

Bleacher Report: Seahawks 27, Browns 20

BR: It's just not a good spot for the Browns, who will likely have their hands full trying to block Jadeveon Clowney and the underrated Quinton Jefferson up front and might not be good enough in run defense to handle Wilson, Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny.

More Picks From Around The Web

  • Seven of the nine polled so far at ESPN.com side with the Seahawks this Sunday.
  • Five of seven writers at USA Today pick the Seahawks.

The Seahawks and the Browns will meet this Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium for the sixth game of the 2019 season. Take a look back at photos from past games between the two teams.

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