Saturday, November 21, 2020

Cleveland Browns Week 11 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Cleveland Browns rank in terms of average, best and worst:

  • Average ranking: 15.4 (15th)
  • Best ranking: 14th (CBS Sports)
  • Worst ranking: 18th (The Athletic)

Below you will find a Week 11 roundup for the Browns in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 18

Myles Garrett was terrific in their win against the Texans and leads the NFL with 9.5 sacks. Nick Chubb stepping out of bounds on his final 59-yard run was one of the wildest gambling moments of the weekend, given that the Browns were favored by 3.5 or 4 by kickoff and ended up not covering because Chubb didn't score. The Browns are 6-3 and will be favored the next two weeks against the Eagles and Jaguars.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 14

They can run it and run it and run it. That makes them weatherproof. But can they pass it well enough?

USA Today -- Rank: 15

RB Nick Chubb is money ... whether he's reviving the Cleveland ground game, costing his fantasy owners cash or vexing bettors.

ESPN -- Rank: 15

What would they take back: Not adding another pass-rusher

It's hard to fault the Browns for their mess at safety, considering second-round pick Grant Delpit was lost for the season with an Achilles injury in training camp. But given its ample cap space, Cleveland could've been more aggressive finding help for Myles Garrett, who is third in the league in pass rush win rate (no other Cleveland player is in the top 35). Whether it was being more aggressive in signing Jadeveon Clowney or Everson Griffen or trading for Yannick Ngakoue, the Browns probably could've done more to boost a defense that ranks just 24th in efficiency, even with Garrett. -- Jake Trotter -- Rank: 15

You can blame all the Todd Gurley shaming a few weeks back for Nick Chubb costing you a fantasy win (and maybe your house?) by going out of bounds at the 1-yard line on Sunday, but let's keep our eyes on the bigger picture: The Browns are 6-3, and Chubb's return from injury was a huge lift. Heavy rain and wind in Cleveland played a significant factor in Baker Mayfield's low yardage total against Houston, but we're also getting to the place where it's fair to wonder if the Browns quarterback will ever be a true impact player. We know Chubb is, and his pairing with Kareem Hunt produced 230 yards on the ground against the Texans. Add in the all-world game-wrecker on the other side in Myles Garrett, and there's reason to believe in, um, Believeland.

+ Previous update: Cleveland Browns Week 10 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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