NFL Power Rankings 2012: Browns stay at No. 30 after bye week

Jason Miller

The Browns were idle in Week 10, and they stay at No. 30 in the latest SB Nation Power Rankings.

The Cleveland Browns enjoyed a Sunday off in Week 10 so they remain at No. 30 in the latest edition of SB Nation's NFL Power Rankings. The Browns were much improved over the past month, but they were still unable to pull out close games against the Colts and Ravens. Their schedule will ease up a little bit in the second half of the season, with four of their next five games coming against teams who currently have losing records.

That upcoming schedule may yield a bump in the power rankings, but not this week. Here's Joel Thorman on their No. 30 spot:

30. Cleveland Browns (LW: 30, 2-7): They should be able to tack on a few wins with games the Raiders and Chiefs coming up in the second half of the season.

The Chiefs and Jaguars are the two other teams falling below the Browns. Cleveland will promptly get a shot to improve their stock with a Week 11 game on the road against the Cowboys. The Browns, however, have not won a road game since Week 2 of last season.

Can their rookies overcome the dreaded "rookie wall" and use the bye week to jumpstart a successful second half of the season? They have the favorable schedule to pull it off, but in Cleveland these days, success is a relative term.

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