Hasselbeck throws for 328 yards, three TDs


SEATTLE (AP) -- Matt Hasselbeck has the Seattle offense on a
roll. And the Seahawks turned in a great defensive performance
against the Cleveland Browns, too.

Question on the Browns: With the injuries and ineffectiveness, could one or both QBs be replaced in the offseason?
The Browns need to lose one of their QBs during the offseason because it's not plausible to have a No. 1a and a No. 1b quarterback. They need to make a decision and get rid of the leftover QB. If they don't, they'll be in for another QB controversy.

Question on the Seahawks: So will the 'Hawks be able to do this next week at Minnesota?
They should be able to repeat this week's performance against the Vikings because Minnesota doesn't seem to be playing good football. Also last week's loss may have motivated the 'Hawks to start concentrating and playing better football on the road.

Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.

"We're rolling, and we're not done yet," Shaun Alexander said.
"This is getting exciting for us."

Hasselbeck threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns and
Alexander rushed for 127 yards and another TD, leading Seattle to a
34-7 victory Sunday over the reeling Browns.

"We feel like we can do a lot better, and this is not our final
goal," Hasselbeck said. "We have a final goal -- and we don't talk
about it a lot -- but we want to be playing at the end of the

The Seahawks (8-4) had 463 yards one week after getting 426 in
an overtime loss at Baltimore. Hasselbeck completed 26 of 35 passes
with one interception, and Seattle was a remarkable 11-of-15 on
third-down conversions when he was in.

"That is a very key statistic in any game, next to turnovers,"
Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren said.

Darrell Jackson, whose troubles catching the ball earlier this
fall were well documented, had eight receptions for 102 yards and
two touchdowns, while Koren Robinson caught six passes for 122

It was the first game in franchise history where the Seahawks
had a 300-yard passer, a 100-yard rusher and two 100-yard

"We have so many weapons and everybody is peaking right now,"
Robinson said. "On any given play, we can hurt you."

Seattle improved to 7-0 at home for the first time since 1984,
matching a club home-field record that year en route to a 12-4
mark. Going back to last season, the Seahawks have won eight
straight home games and nine of 10.

Seattle remained one game behind St. Louis in the NFC West while
sending the Browns (4-8) to their fifth loss in six games.

It was Cleveland's most lopsided loss in three seasons under
coach Butch Davis, eclipsing a 23-point loss at Green Bay on Dec.
23, 2001.

"We got beat by a good football team today," Davis said. "We
didn't play very well at times."

The only blemish on Seattle's solid performance came on special
teams. For the second straight week, the Seahawks had a punt
blocked and returned for a TD. Andre King ran one back 28 yards
with 3:23 to play.

Seattle's defense allowed only 47 yards rushing. Cleveland
finished with 204 total yards, much of it coming on late passes.

The Browns got inside Seattle's 20 only once, and Ken Lucas
intercepted a pass by Kelly Holcomb to highlight Seattle's best
defensive effort since a 38-0 win at Arizona in Week 2.

"We know we've got to come out and play 60 minutes,"
cornerback Marcus Trufant said. "We know we can't play for a half
or even a quarter. We've got to play the whole game."

That was the lesson from last week, when the Seahawks blew a
17-point fourth-quarter lead in a 44-41 overtime loss at Baltimore.

"When you get humbled, that's when you're dangerous. It helped
us," safety Reggie Tongue said.

Holcomb completed 22 of 31 passes for 186 yards with one
interception. He was 13-of-17 for 102 yards in the first half, but
fumbled once, leading to Josh Brown's 36-yard field goal.

Tim Couch, seeing his first action in four weeks, took over to
start the third quarter, but left with a sprained knee on his
second series.<

^Notes:@ Couch will be re-evaluated Monday. ... Holmgren won his
123rd game, moving into a tie with Sid Gillman for 20th place on
the NFL's career coaching victories list. ... Cleveland WR Quincy
Morgan left with a concussion after colliding with Seattle LB
Anthony Simmons. "I was out for a while," Morgan said. "I don't
know what happened." ... Seahawks reserve LB Orlando Huff started
for Randall Godfrey, inactive with a bruised chest. ... Cleveland
DT Gerard Warren was ejected after punching Seahawks C Robbie
Tobeck on Hasselbeck's 26-yard TD pass to Jackson. "He landed a
blow. I won by not fighting," Tobeck said. ... Alexander has 1,034
yards rushing, his third straight 1,000-yard season.


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