The Cleveland Browns are coming off a tough loss to the St. Louis Rams, a game that was viewed as a brief respite and a way to get back in the win column for Cleveland. Offensively, they weren't able to produce without running back Peyton Hillis once again, and quarterback Colt McCoy threw for just over 100 yards on the day. Defensively, they performed well against the pass, but let Steven Jackson rush for over 100 yards. It was just a bad day for the Browns, who are sitting at the bottom of the AFC North, far behind the Bengals, Steelers and Ravens. They're falling far down power rankings.
CBS Sports drops the Browns a whopping seven spots in their Week 11 NFL power rankings:
31. Losing at home to the Rams is their third consecutive loss. They just don't do enough on offense.
Cleveland occupied CBS Sports' No. 24 spot in last week's rankings, but losing to the Rams has given them a seven-point decrease, by far the biggest in any of the major power rankings. Most of them still have the Rams lower than the Browns, but Pete Prisco is subscribing to the equal and opposite reaction theory.