clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

NFL power rankings, Week 8: Browns still one of the bottom teams

The Cleveland Browns remain in the bottom five of teams in the NFL in the Week 8 power rankings.

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

On Sunday, the Cleveland Browns lost another game, falling to the Indianapolis Colts, but they managed to look pretty good while doing so. The Browns have lost a lot of those games thus far, which doesn't mean good things for this season, but should give the fanbase hope for the first time in ... well, a very long time. Still, they've only got one win this season and are falling in most of the weekly power rankings.

Ryan Van Bibber of SB Nation didn't move the Browns down this week, but then again, there isn't far to move them down at this point. He's got the Browns at No. 30, the same place as last week:

30. Cleveland Browns (LW: 30, 1-6): Is the Jimmy Haslam era really going to be the start of something new in Cleveland? It really might be, if he can find a coach who doesn't bury his head in the sand on fourth-and-one.

That really is a scathing statement regarding Pat Shurmur, but it's true that the Browns offense has made plenty of mistakes. They've got a new running back, new quarterback and new wide receivers, but the play-calling has been lacking, certainly. ESPN also has the Browns at No. 30, not moving them at all. They remain above the Jaguars and Chiefs in both rankings.

FOX Sports was a bit more kind, with the Browns at No. 29, though this is no change from last week, so they aren't moving in either direction. CBS Sports also had the Browns at No. 29, though they're moving down one spot from No. 28 last week. They reference Shurmur as well, and question his future with the organization.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.