NFL Power Rankings, Week 10: Eagles upgrade at receiver during bye week

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26. Cleveland Browns

All things considered, the Cleveland Browns deserve some credit for the way they competed against the Kansas City Chiefs since there were times in which the team made things interesting in the first half before failing to show up over the final two quarters. While there have been times in which the Browns’ defense has looked pretty solid, Patrick Mahomes II and company were simply too much for the unit to handle on Sunday, although this has been the case for most of Andy Reid’s opponents.

Many wondered how Cleveland would respond during their first game without Hue Jackson after the team decided to part ways with their former head coach last week following a tough loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. And while it’s tough to evaluate a team against a top contender like the Chiefs, the Browns did show potential at times, including Baker Mayfield under center.

Inserting the rookie quarterback in the starting role when they did was probably the best decision Cleveland could have made when looking at the experience he’s seeing in his first NFL season. By throwing for 297 yards with two touchdowns against the Chiefs, Mayfield continues to show he’s the answer the Browns have been waiting for all these years.