An illegal block — on a questionable call — wiped out Leon Washington's 81-yard punt return for a touchdown Sunday, and the Seahawks couldn't muster much offense in a sloppy 6-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns, whose only points came on a pair of long field goals by Phil Dawson.
Desperate for a big play with backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst unable to move their offense and running back Marshawn Lynch injured, the Seahawks (2-4) finally got one in the third quarter from Washington only to have his TD nullified by a blocking-in-the-back penalty against cornerback Kennard Cox.
Cox's bump of Browns cornerback James Dockery near midfield was deemed illegal, although Seattle coach Pete Carroll wasn't so sure about the call.
The Seahawks then failed to score a TD despite running five plays inside Cleveland's 10 before settling for Steven Hauschka's 20-yard field goal that tied it 3-3.
Dawson's 53-yard field goal with 11:18 left gave the ...