NFL Power Rankings Week 9: Philadelphia Eagles make a statement vs JAX

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26. Cleveland Browns

Don’t look now, but the Cleveland Browns are fun to watch again! What a world, what a world?

After failing to win a game for the better part of two years, the Browns are playing pretty good football behind the arm of 2018 first overall pick Baker Mayfield, and could one day dethrone the Pittsburgh Steelers as the perennial best team in the AFC North once and for all.

And hey, who knows, maybe that day will come sooner, rather than later in Cleveland?

In Week 1, the Browns shocked the NFL by playing the Steelers to a tie, but could the team finally secure a win roughly two months later in the pair Week 9 rematch?


After taking an early six-point lead, Pittsburgh put up 14 unanswered points going into halftime and held that lead throughout the remainder of the game. Now locked in at 2-5-1, the Browns may have to wait until next year before they can take a shot at the playoffs. Fortunately for the team, they will have plenty of draft compensation to add more talent to their roster especially after flipping Carlos Hyde to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a future fifth-round pick.