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NFL Power Rankings: Browns Bottom Out in Week 14

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Here is a summary of how the Cleveland Browns are viewed across mainstream media outlets heading into Week 14 Power Rankings of the NFL season.

CBS Sports - No. 32 (Even from Last Week)

Mike Pettine finally will play Johnny Manziel. Why wouldn't he?

FOX Sports - No. 32 (Down 1 from Last Week)

The Browns have gone back to Johnny Manziel to see what they’ve got for their future, but the second-year quarterback can’t help turn around an anemic running game and run defense. - No. 32 (Even from Last Week)

Mike Pettine is allegedly on thin ice in Cleveland -- and that's not just an overreaction to a 2-10 season and a home blowout loss. There is no such thing as an overreaction in pro football to such a dismal record. Still, there is plenty of blame to go around in Cleveland outside of Pettine. ... For instance, he is now reportedly going to start Johnny Manziel after instilling vast confidence in him.

Yahoo Sports - No. 32 (Even from Last Week)

Sorry, just don't get why the Browns wasted a week when they could have been evaluating Johnny Manziel to make whatever point they were trying to make. But hey, at least Austin Davis' start went well.

ESPN - No. 32 (Even From from Last Week)

Johnny Manziel will once again get the start for the Browns. He has one win in three starts this season; while Josh McCown and Austin Davis have one win in nine starts combined. - No. 32 (Down 3 from Last Week)

The Browns dismal running game just got even worse, with starting lineman Joel Bitonio going on IR with a bum ankle and FB Malcolm Johnson sidelined with a groin injury.

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

Bengals Browns Ravens Steelers
FOX Sports 3 32 29 7 3 32 27 7
ESPN 3 32 30 8
Yahoo Sports 5 32 31 8 2 32 28 7
SB Nation 3 32 29 8
CBS Sports 3 32 31 8
Average: 3.1 (up 0.9)
32.0 (down 0.6)
29.3 (down 1.4)
7.6 (up 1.3)