I have some good news and some bad news for Seattle Seahawks fans. The bad news: that was the worst game in recent NFL history and the 'Hawks were on the losing side of a 6-3 matchup. The good news: 98-percent of the country did not see the game and will likely miss the 15-second "highlight" reel when it airs on SportsCenter.
The Seahawks recorded nine first downs against the Browns and had just 137 total yards on the day. Tavaris Jackson did not play and his backup, Charlie Whitehurst, completed just 12 of his 30 passes for 97 yards and an interception. Colt McCoy was not much better for Cleveland, throwing for 178 yards and an interception while completing 20 of his 35 passes.
Montario Hardesty had a solid day on the ground filling in for the injured Peyton Hills, rushing for 95 yards on an astounding 33 carries. He'll sleep well the next few nights. Seattle had just 65 yards on the ground, with Leon Washington recording 39 of them on seven carries.
The place-kickers were the primary offensive contributors for both teams. Phil Brown hit a 52-yard field yard field goal midway through the second quarter. Steven Hauschka made a 20-yard field goal to tie the game in the third quarter. It was Brown and the Browns who would get the last crack at winning the game, and he came through with the eventual game-winning kick with 11:18 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Never, ever play this game again. There were high school games played over the weekend that were more entertaining than this one.
For more on this game, check out Field Gulls for a Seahawks perspective.