Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Cleveland Browns Week 10 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2023 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 10 roundup for the Cleveland Browns in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 10

Non-QB MVP: DE Myles Garrett

Garrett has gone from perennial All-Pro to front-runner for NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He is tied for second in the league with 9.5 sacks, spearheading one of the NFL's top defenses. Last month, Garrett became the first player this millennium to finish a game with two sacks, two forced fumbles and a blocked field goal, as he almost single-handedly carried the Browns to a win over the Colts. Despite several injuries to its offense, Cleveland is in the thick of the playoff picture. Garrett is the biggest reason. -- Jake Trotter

NFL.com -- Rank: 10

The Browns had five scoring marches against Arizona, but the starting field positions on the TD drives were the Arizona 49-yard line, the Arizona 11 and the Cleveland 44. That final drive featured a 49-yard dime from Deshaun Watson to Amari Cooper; earlier, they connected for 59. Those two passes represented nearly half of Watson's passing yards Sunday, but they're the plays that provide hope this air attack can elevate, with the playoffs now clearly in sight. The AFC North is an absolute bear, with every team two-plus games over .500 and each possessing a good defense. The Browns know their passing game will be put to the test these next two weeks (at Baltimore, vs. Steelers). It's as good a time as any to prove they can throw to win.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 13

The defense just dominated the Cardinals in shutting them out with seven sacks. They didn't really need Deshaun Watson back, even though he did play.

USA Today -- Rank: 13

Their top-ranked defense ceded 58 yards Sunday, the third fewest in franchise history. Cleveland is the first team in 41 years to hold two opponents below 100 total yards in the first eight games of a season.

The Athletic -- Rank: 10

Report card: B-minus

Cleveland held Arizona to 58 yards Sunday. That's the third-lowest total in a game in the last 10 years. Quarterback Deshaun Watson also returned from his shoulder injury and threw for 219 yards and two touchdowns. The Browns are looking like they are going to be a real part of the postseason mix. The only reason their grade is not higher is the production doesn't quite match the investment. Only the Ravens are investing more cash into this season than the Browns ($281.4 million).

FOX -- Rank: 10

I'm not sure how much you're going to learn about a 27-0 bludgeoning of the worst team in the league and first-time starter Clayton Tune. But at the very least, when the Browns were presented with an overmatched opponent, they treated them like one. Now, we wait to see how much Deshaun Watson's return can improve their offense.

Yahoo! -- Rank: 10

It's hard to take anything from the Browns' performance because the Cardinals were absolutely miserable. The good news is Deshaun Watson looked healthy. As long as there are no setbacks he should stabilize Cleveland's offense.

PFT -- Rank: 13

Beat Baltimore on Sunday, and this team could be ready to make a run.

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