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Monday Round-Up: Media Reactions To The Seahawks' 24-20 Win over the Cleveland Browns

Local and national media react to Seattle’s 24-20 comeback victory over the Cleveland Browns.


Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Monday, October 30 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

Seattle prevails 24-20 over the Cleveland Browns in Week 8, extending their win streak to two games.

The Seahawks won their third straight game at Lumen Field, willing themselves to a 24-20 comeback victory over the Browns on Sunday. In a game that challenged both offense and defense to fight through adversity, Seattle rose to the test - and ended the evening in first place in the NFC West.

Late in the fourth, safety Jamal Adams deflected a pass from Browns quarterback P.J. Walker with his helmet, as fellow safety Julian Love intercepted the ball. The turnover would make way for a two-minute drill, with quarterback Geno Smith finding rookie wideout Jaxon Smith-Njigba with just 40 seconds remaining. Smith overcame two interceptions and going scoreless in the second and third quarters, while the defense bounced back from 13 unanswered points to hold the Browns scoreless in the fourth.

Seattle's defense created three turnovers Sunday, with cornerback Riq Woolen nabbing his first pick of the year and linebacker Jordyn Brooks forcing a fumble. Second-year linebacker Boye Mafe recorded sack No. 5, extending his streak to five-consecutive games with a sack.

Following the win, Coach Pete Carroll reflected on showing up at home and leading the division.

"What week in the season?" said Carroll. "Week eight? Okay, so we're not quite halfway through the 17-game thing that nobody can ever get to halftime here. Halfway through, we're in pretty good shape. That's good. We're still growing. We got out of this game. I have no names for you as far as guys getting banged up, which is incredibly good. We just need to keep growing. It just felt like that. I know maybe that gets old to you hearing it, but when you do another one and another one another one, you're getting better. It's hard to stack games. I'm thrilled that we've played – got three wins in a row here at home. I love that. If you're going to have a good season, you've got to play well at home. And so we've been living with that and really trying to use it as a battle cry that we got to play well here at Lumen. So we're rolling right now and halfway."

The 5-2 Seahawks head east this week, as they prepare to face the 6-2 Baltimore Ravens.

Read more on the thoughts of local and national media following Thursday's contest here:

Brandon Gustafson of Seattle Sports 710AM: Jordyn Brooks, Boye Mafe emerging as keys to Seahawks’ defense.

Adam Schultz of Sports Illustrated: Seahawks, Smith-Njigba 'Answered The Call' in Gritty Win.

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The Good Morning Football Team praises Seahawks tight end Noah Fant for his "Hidden Highlight" catch to set up quarterback Geno Smith's game-touchdown to rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Check out some of the best action shots from Week 8 vs. the Browns at Lumen Field on October 29, 2023. Game action photos are presented by Washington's Lottery.

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