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Week 8 NFL Power Rankings: Browns Drop Due To Ugly Win

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Week 8 NFL Power Rankings: Browns Actually Move Up In FOX Sports Rankings

Finally, we've got some positive movement for the Cleveland Browns in the latest NFL power rankings. After they were held by ESPN and then dropped a spot by CBS Sports, we've found a power ranking that has decided they deserve an increase, moving the Browns up two spots.

FOX Sports is the one to do it:

Seattle and Cleveland could play each other 10 times, and the score would probably be the same. At least Cleveland is trying to develop a QB. Having said that, it is hard to watch him throw the ball 35 times for only 178 yards.    

Well said ... the game was both impressive and sorely disappointing (not to mention essentially un-watchable from a fan's standpoint). The defense played at a very high level against a struggling Seahawks offense, but the offense didn't get the ball into the endzone once while holding possession for over 40 minutes. There's definitely something wrong with that, but an increase is still probably warranted. 

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Week 8 NFL Power Rankings: CBS Sports Holds Browns After Win

Well, at least the Cleveland Browns are coming out better in one power ranking. The Week 8 NFL power rankings have been pouring out, and as we already noted, ESPN dropped the Browns one point after their win over the Seattle Seahawks. That's the 6-3 ugly, somewhat horrific win that sinners should watch to repent. At the very least, they're not dropped in these next power rankings.

CBS Sports decided to hold them in their place from last week:

They won a game against the Seahawks, which is the good news. The bad? They scored six points.

Can you really argue with that? Based on the way the game went - no - not really. The Browns offense held the ball for over forty minutes and still failed to get anything done at all. Yeah, it's hard to argue that the Browns should be bumped up after a game like that. Holding is probably the best-case scenario, at this point.

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Week 8 NFL Power Rankings: ESPN Drops Browns Despite Win

The Cleveland Browns find themselves in an odd position: they're a team near the back-end of the power rankings who are actually dropping after a win. You'll see that happen on the top end, like when one of the top five struggles and barely ekes out a win in the final seconds against a team near the bottom of the list, but when it comes to said bottom, it's generally a "win and we move you up" situation. No such luck for the Browns, who were part of an awful, awful game against the Seattle Seahawks, which eventually ended in a 6-3 win for Cleveland.

ESPN dropped the Browns a point in their Week 8 NFL power rankings

24. Defensive coordinator Dick Jauron deserves credit for keeping the Browns in games. (Walker)    

That's a really nice way of saying "Colt McCoy, how in the world did you not put the football in the endzone?", but it is what it is. The Browns looked bad on offense, hilariously bad, but the defense made the Seahawks look an awful lot worse on offense, which led to the win. Still, it's odd to see them drop after that kind of defensive performance.

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Week 8 NFL Power Rankings: Browns Drops Despite Win

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