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Picks And Predictions For Week 8 vs. The Cleveland Browns

The Seattle Seahawks face the Cardinals on Sunday, October 27 at Lumen Field as part of Week 8 of the 2023 season. Kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m. PT. Here’s what local and national media are predicting: 


The Seattle Seahawks (4-2) take on the Cleveland Browns (4-2) for Week 8 at Lumen Field. Take a look at what local and national media are predicting for Sunday's game. Click here to learn how to watch, listen, and stream the action.

Seth Walder,  Seahawks 19, Browns 17

"Browns cornerback Denzel Ward. With a minus-19 EPA allowed and just 0.9 yards allowed per coverage snap (the average is 1.4 for outside corners), Ward is having a great season. He and the Browns' defense could make life rough for Seattle's offense."

Victoria Hernandez, USA Today: Seahawks 23, Browns 17

"The Browns have clawed out back-to-back victories without Deshaun Watson, but their second game on the road will slow their roll. Kenneth Walker III had his first 100-yard game last week and in DK Metcalf's absence, Seattle proved they have more playmakers than the country might have expected."

Safid Deen, USA Today: Seahawks 30, Browns 17

"The Browns exploded for 39 points on the Colts last week without Deshaun Watson, but I don't expect that trend to continue in Seattle or for the rest of the season. Watson is injured and playing poorly, a bad combination without Nick Chubb despite Cleveland's stout defense. I like Seattle's offense to win convincingly in this one."

Tyler Dragon, USA Today: Seahawks 21, Browns 20

"Seattle is tough to beat at home, and the Browns aren't the same team away from Cleveland. Traveling across country to the Pacific Northwest doesn't bode well for the Browns. The Browns have the top defense in the NFL, but they gave up 38 points last week on the road."

Bill Bender, Sporting News: Browns 27, Seahawks 24

"Picking the Browns logically is an exercise in futility. Cleveland ranks 28th in the league in turnover ratio (-6), the quarterback situation with Deshaun Watson and P.J. Walker is unsettled and Seattle has won its last two home games by 10 points. The Browns still have Garrett, and he can wreck any game plan. Cleveland wins a third straight nail-biter."

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports: Browns 23, Seahawks 16

"The Browns are playing on the road for a second straight week, but after a not-so-good showing on defense last week, I think that changes here. Even if it's P.J. Walker at quarterback, I think the defense finds a way to limit the Seattle offense and pull off the upset."

Dan Parr, Seahawks 20, Browns 16

"To give you an idea of how weird things are right now: The Browns scored 39 points last week despite having zero touchdown passes, while their top-ranked defense gave up 38 points despite forcing four turnovers. Yet, we still try to predict what will happen in these games each week. For peace of mind, I'm going to pretend as if I know P.J. Walker's 0:3 touchdown-to-interception ratio and the regression we saw from Cleveland's defense will add up to a Seattle victory in front of the 12s on Sunday."

Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Seahawks 20, Browns 13

"Retro uniforms may call for an old-school game, with two emerging defenses battling it out. Yards and points may be hard to come by and a turnover or two may turn the tide. But expect the home-field advantage to help Seattle turn in a key play or two that will make the difference."

Adam Jude, Seattle Times: Seahawks 16, Browns 13

"The Seahawks offense will have trouble against Myles Garrett and a good Browns defense. But Cleveland's offense, with backup QB PJ Walker, will have even more trouble against a Seahawks defense that is looking to prove it's among the NFL's best."

Larry Stone, Seattle Times: Seahawks 24, Browns 17

"The Seahawks are on quite a roll defensively, and I expect Geno Smith to play a much cleaner game, which spells a victory for Seattle."

Matt Calkins, Seattle Times: Browns 21, Seahawks 17

"No, Cleveland does not have its starting quarterback in Deshaun Watson, but it does have a stingy defense that has carried them all season. This will be one of the tougher tests for the Seahawks, who will be the victims of an upset Sunday."

Mike Florio, NBC Sports: Seahawks 23, Browns 20

"The Browns have the defense to keep it close, and maybe to win it."

More picks from around the web:

Eric Moody, Seahawks 23, Browns 17

Chris Simms, NBC Sports: Seahawks 20, Browns 17

Brooke Cersosimo, Seahawks 24, Browns 16

Gennaro Filice, Seahawks 20, Browns 12

Tom Blair, Seahawks 21, Browns 16

Ali Bhanpuri, Seahawks 23, Browns 18

The Seahawks and Browns face off on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023. Kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m. PT. Take a look back through history at the Seahawks' matchups against the Browns.

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