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Seahawks vs. Browns: 3 things to watch for in Seattle's matchup with Cleveland

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Week 15. We're entering the home stretch, boys and girls. Let's dive right in.

Doug Baldwin

Can anybody...anybody stop this man? Over the last five games, Baldwin is average 103 yards a game and has nine, I repeat nine, touchdown catches. On top of that, he's averaging 13.6 yards per catch.

Baldwin is well on his way to reach 1,000 yards on the year too - he currently sits at 860 yards on 61 receptions. There hasn't been a better wide receiver than Doug Baldwin over this stretch.

Cleveland doesn't happen to have the strongest pass defense this season. On average, they give up 253 passing yards a game and are ranked 26th in DVOA defending the pass.

Look for Baldwin to tear it up again as a major focal point in Seattle's passing offense.

Christine Michael/Bryce Brown

In a bold and surprising move this past week, the Seahawks brought back Christine Michael for a second opportunity after dishing him away to Dallas earlier in the season for a late round pick. They also re-signed Bryce Brown, who had several explosive games with the Eagles a few years back but washed out there after a minor case of fumbleitis.

What can you expect from these guys? No one knows. One can only speculate. All I know is they have to better than DuJuan Harris in Thomas Rawls and Marshawn Lynch's absence.

Kelcie McCray

Earlier this season, the Seahawks traded a fifth round pick away to the Chiefs for Kelcie, who plays strong safety and is a core special teamer. It looks like there's a good chance that Kam Chancellor won't play on Sunday -- as he has a bruised tailbone (injured in the Ravens game) -- and didn't log a single day of practice this week.

I want to see what he can do, and if the Seahawks have a serviceable backup in McCray.


Technically, I'm not supposed to list more than 3...but Russell Wilson has just been on an insane streak recently. The Russell Wilson show continues...