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NFL Power Rankings: Browns Leap Ravens in Week 6

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Here is a summary of how the Cleveland Browns are viewed across mainstream media outlets heading into Week 6 Power Rankings of the NFL season.

CBS Sports - No. 22 (Up 6 from Last Week)

Josh McCown is really playing well, better than most expected. But now he faces a tough Denver defense.

FOX Sports - No. 23 (Up 6 from Last Week)

Journeyman Josh McCown is having another career rebirth as the Browns have become a pass-first offense. The Browns can’t stop the run at all, but if McCown keeps churning out big passing plays with Travis Benjamin and Gary Barnidge, it might not matter. - No. 20 (Up 6 from Last Week)

Gary Barnidge -- you can't even hope to stop him. Speaking of suddenly-dominant 30-somethings ... Josh McCown! After Sunday's 457-yard outing -- which, yes, was a franchise record -- McCown's season stats look like this: 102.8 passer rating, 67.8 completion percentage, 6:1 TD-to-INT ratio. Yup, this is the guy Browns fans wanted firmly parked on the bench. It's been a long time since an entire fan base owed the head coach such a mea culpa. What a win.

Yahoo Sports - No. 21 (Up 5 from Last Week)

There are six quarterbacks averaging 300 yards per game this season. Josh McCown is one of them.

ESPN - No. 21 (Up 5 from Last Week)

Josh McCown has thrown for 300 yards in three straight games. According to Elias, he's the first quarterback in Browns history to throw for 300 yards in three straight games. - No. 21 (Up 3 from Last Week)

Over the last three weeks, QB Josh McCown has been brilliant, throwing 96 completions for 1154 yards and four touchdowns, despite the lack of skill position talent around him.

Listed below is a summary table of where teams in the AFC North are ranked this week.

Bengals Browns Ravens Steelers
FOX Sports 2 23 27 12 3 20 21 13
ESPN 5 21 23 9
Yahoo Sports 3 21 22 10 3 21 20 16
SB Nation 3 18 24 8
CBS Sports 3 22 27 13
Odds Shark 7 25 19 5
Average: 3.6 (up 0.3)
21.4 (up 4.7)
22.9 (down 4.0)
10.8 (up 0.6)