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NFL Power Rankings: Cleveland Browns Stay Around Even Heading Into Week 2

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Here is a summary of how the Cleveland Browns are viewed across mainstream media outlets heading into Week 2 Power Rankings of the NFL season.

CBS Sports - No. 29 (Up 1 from Last Week)

It looks like it could be Johnny Football time. That might not be a bad thing.

FOX Sports - No. 32 (Same from Last Week)

The bad news is that Johnny Manziel struggled mightily in relief of a concussed Josh McCown. The good news is that Manziel now has a full week to prepare as the starter. Unfortunately, the Browns inexplicably invested in Dwayne Bowe and Brian Hartline as their top two wide receivers this offseason. - No. 31 (Same from Last Week)

Positive vibes weren't exactly flowing from this team in Sunday's three-touchdown loss to the Jets, but Brownie fans did get to catch a glimpse of what Johnny Manziel is (or is not) capable of. After a disastrous rookie year and an offseason of life changes, John Football was forced into action earlier than anticipated following Josh McCown's helicopter crash. Manziel's day: 13 for 24, 182 yards, one touchdown, one pick. Of course, 54 of those yards came on his second pass of the game. Still, there is no replacement for regular-season action.

Yahoo Sports - No. 26 (Same from Last Week)

Johnny Manziel wasn't great, but he likely got few practice reps during the week as the backup, was facing a tough Jets defense on the road, and his best receiver was probably Travis Benjamin. And he wasn't all that bad either.

ESPN - No. 28 (Down 1 from Last Week)

It might not matter who plays quarterback for the Browns this season. Cleveland has allowed 2,419 rushing yards since the start of last season, worst in the NFL. - No. 28 (Same from Last Week)

It’s bad news for any team when their leading rusher is their quarterback. It’s even worse news when their second leading rusher was their other QB, knocked out of the game before halftime.

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

Bengals Browns Ravens Steelers
FOX Sports 12 32 14 19 7 31 17 13
ESPN 8 28 12 13
Yahoo Sports 8 26 7 10 3 28 14 13
SB Nation 11 29 13 12
CBS Sports 5 29 9 8
Odds Shark 12 26 13 6
Average: 8.3 (up 2.8)
28.6 (down .6)
12.4 (down 3.8)
11.8 (down 3.9)