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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:

Below you will find a Week 9 roundup for the Browns in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 18

It'd probably be unwise to read too much into their loss against the Raiders, although EPR continues to be skeptical of the Browns. The weather conditions made the passing game an adventure, and the Browns' offense had just six total possessions. Cleveland is 5-3 going into its bye and has the league's sixth-easiest remaining schedule.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 14

They just can't seem to get anything going in terms of momentum. The offense regressed against Oakland. They do miss Odell Beckham.

USA Today -- Rank: 12

Jekyll and Hyde, anyone? Cleveland is averaging 37.4 points in its five 2020 victories... but just 6.3 in its three defeats.

ESPN -- Rank: 16

Reason for optimism: Coach Kevin Stefanski

No team has cycled through coaches in recent years like the Browns. The Browns appear to have a keeper at last. Stefanski has Cleveland on pace to finally snap the league's longest playoff drought. He has brought consistency to the locker room, creativity to the offense and -- Browns fans hope, at least -- continuity to the franchise. He and general manager Andrew Berry seem to be on the same page as well, suggesting that the Browns have a chance to be in good hands -- from the coaching staff to the front office -- for years to come. -- Jake Trotter

NFL.com -- Rank: 14

The Browns reach the season's midpoint on pace for their first winning campaign since 2007, but this team is far too inconsistent to be viewed as a serious AFC contender right now. Cleveland struggled to get anything going in miserable weather conditions on Sunday, managing just two field goals and 223 yards of offense in a 16-6 loss to the Raiders. The Browns dropped five Baker Mayfield passes (rain, sleet and wind played a role here), and Myles Garrett was hampered by an ankle issue that kept him off the field in non-passing situations. The bye comes at a good juncture: Garrett, Mayfield, and Jarvis Landry are all battling injuries, while Austin Hooper and Nick Chubb continue to miss time.

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