Throughout the 2022 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Below you will find a Week 3 roundup for the Cleveland Browns in our consensus 2022 NFL Power Rankings.
ESPN -- Rank: 17
Through two games, the Browns rank 27th in defensive efficiency. The quarterbacks they've faced? Baker Mayfield and 37-year-old Joe Flacco. Still, the Browns have collapsed in coverage, too often inexplicably turning opposing receivers loose -- especially in the fourth quarter -- leading to wide-open touchdowns. That's primarily why Cleveland blew a 13-point lead in the final two minutes Sunday -- and why the Browns needed a 58-yard field goal to avoid squandering another late lead in Carolina. The Browns don't have good answers for why this is happening. They better figure it out quickly, or this season will begin to spiral.
NFL.com -- Rank: 22
CBS Sports -- Rank: 17
USA Today -- Rank: 24
The Athletic -- Rank: 21
Does this pedantry distract from the pain of that collapse in any way? No? Just don't blame Chubb, blame whatever happened when Corey Davis was left all alone for a 66-yard touchdown two plays after the Chubb score. Or blame Kareem Hunt for running out of bounds on the play before Chubb's touchdown. Or focus on the failed onside kick recovery and the prevent defense that allowed Joe Flacco to go 53 yards for the winning touchdown in the game's final minute.
If you are looking for good news, the Browns' offense put up 1.98 EPA per drive, per TruMedia, the second-best performance of the entire week.
Yahoo! -- Rank: 13
PFT -- Rank: 22
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