The Cleveland Browns will have a bye week to iron out some kinks as they try and improve their record in the second half of the season. A record of 9-7 is the best they can do at this point, but that would unrealistically require them winning out. No, what the Browns are hoping for this season is a competitive football team, and even though they sit at 2-7, they've been that.
Still, they lost their last game, falling to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, and so they are falling in some of the weekly power rankings around the Internet. Joel Thorman of SB Nation released his Week 10 rankings and he has the Browns at No. 30, down one spot from last week.
30. Cleveland Browns (LW: 29, 2-7): The Browns have only lost three games this year by more than one score. Staying competitive is the goal this year, actually winning games is the goal next year.
ESPN has the Browns in the same spot, also down one spot. CBS Sports also echoes the sentiment, dropping them one spot to No. 30. FOX Sports, as usual, has gone against the grain, and has the Browns at No. 24, in the same spot they were in last week. In the other three rankings, only the Jaguars and Chiefs are ranked lower.