Here is a summary of how the Cleveland Browns are viewed across mainstream media outlets in NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 8.
FOX Sports - No. 32 (even from last week)
Cleveland has always been a quarterback carousel, but this season is taking that term to new heights – or lows. They’ve used five quarterbacks this season and for as bad as the team is as a whole, they’ve hung in games and at least been competitive. They’re 0-7 but it’s unlikely they finish the year winless.
SB Nation - No. 32 (even from last week)
The Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, and Cleveland Browns have been at the bottom of the power rankings for a while and all still look like they belong there.
NFL.com - No. 32 (even from last week)
When is the last time a quarterback ran for over 100 yards in a game while throwing for 100 yards or less? Browns QB Kevin Hogan's 104-yard rushing outburst Sunday (he threw for exactly 100 yards) was the first such game of the NFL season. In fact, it marked only the eighth time since 1960 that a quarterback pulled off that feat. It's also the only time since 1960 that a quarterback rushed for over 100 yards in his first career action. Wow. Oh, the Browns are 0-7.
Bleacher Report - No. 31 (even from last week)
Are you a living, breathing human being currently living in the Cleveland area?
Then congratulations! You're eligible to play quarterback for the Browns next week. Chances are they'll need you to start.
I hate docking head coach Hue Jackson in what has been a laughably tragic inaugural season. But for crying out loud! Kevin Hogan is the sixth Browns QB this season. No team has had that many throwers in the first seven games of a season since 1987.
I didn't even address the defense. A.J. Green's end-of-half Hail Mary catch should tell you everything you need to know about the bad-luck Browns.
Yahoo Sports - No. 31 (even from last week)
Speaking of 0-16, there aren’t many obvious spots for the Browns to get their first win this season. Sunday against the Jets might be one of the best chances they’ll get the rest of the way.
ESPN - No. 32 (even from last week)
Six Browns have thrown a pass this season. The researchers at Elias Sports Bureau say the last team in a non-strike year that had six players throw a pass in the first seven games: the 1976 Buccaneers, who went 0-14. The 0-7 Browns are halfway there and host the Jets this week.
Associated Press - No. 32 (even from last week)
Listed below is a summary table of where teams in the AFC North are ranked this week.
|Average||16.4 (up 1.6)||31.7 (even)||21.6 (down 3.7)||10.0 (down 2.4)|