Browns win field goal battle vs. Seahawks

Posted Oct. 23, 2011 @ 4:32 p.m.
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By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) — Phil Dawson converted two field goals over 50 yards and had two others blocked, but gave the Cleveland Browns a dull 6-3 win Sunday over the sloppy Seattle Seahawks.

Seattle came in missing starting quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and lost running back Marshawn Lynch to a back injury during pregame warmups.

The Browns (3-3) didn't reach the end zone, but Dawson bailed them out with kicks of 52 and 53 yards, his first career game with two makes over 50. Despite weeks of drama and injuries for first-year coach Pat Shurmur, Cleveland has a .500 record after six game for just the fourth time since its 1999 expansion rebirth.

The Seahawks (2-4) managed 137 yards of offense, and had the ball for only 17:04. Quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, filling in for Jackson, completed 12 of 30 passes for 97 yards.

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