2020 NFL Power Rankings: Cleveland Browns
Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Here is where the Cleveland Browns rank in terms of average, best and worst:
- Average ranking: 12.6 (13th)
- Best ranking: 10th (CBS Sports)
- Worst ranking: 15th (The Athletic)
Below you will find a Week 5 roundup for the Browns in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.
The Athletic -- Rank: 15
Statistically, the Browns delivered the best performance of any offense in Week 4. It was a combination of great line play, their best players stepping up and creative play-calling from Kevin Stefanski. Jarvis Landry delivered one of the best non-QB throws we'll see all year, finding Odell Beckham Jr. for a 37-yard touchdown. And Beckham helped put the game away with a 50-yard touchdown on an end around. It was the type of juice we saw regularly from Beckham during his early days with the Giants. Things got tense down the stretch, but the Browns put up 49 points to improve to 3-1. Even with Nick Chubb on injured reserve, the offensive line should still allow the Browns to be efficient and competitive.
CBS Sports -- Rank: 10
Kevin Stefanski has this team at 3-1. That's something for a team known for its losing in recent years. The running game is keying the offense, but now it has to do so without Nick Chubb for six weeks.
USA Today -- Rank: 11
Feeling good about my Myles Garrett for defensive player of the year preseason prediction. NFL co-leader with five sacks, including a strip-sack each of the past three games (all wins).
ESPN -- Rank: 14
FPI chance to make playoffs: 67.8%
The Browns' offense looks legit, even if it will have to weather losing RB Nick Chubb for the next few weeks to a knee injury. Cleveland also has the second-easiest remaining schedule. So already at 3-1, with several other expected AFC wild-card contenders such as Denver and Houston faltering, the Browns seem to have a better than 50% chance of finally snapping the league's longest playoff drought (18 years). -- Jake Trotter
NFL.com -- Rank: 13
The Browns waited more than a year for this Odell Beckham Jr. performance. The Cowboys scored 24 consecutive points in the fourth quarter on Sunday, turning a sure Browns win into a game with the potential of Falcons-level tragedy. That's when Baker Mayfield delivered an underhand toss to Beckham, who dodged Aldon Smith deep in the backfield and turned what would have been a huge loss into a 50-yard touchdown run that saved the day for the Browns. Beckham was a superhero, finishing with three total touchdowns on the day. That was the guy Cleveland thought it was getting from the Giants in March of 2019. If this Beckham hangs around, the surging Browns just got much more dangerous.
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