Here is a summary of how the Cleveland Browns are viewed across mainstream media outlets in NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 16.
FOX Sports - No. 32 (even from last week)
The Browns aren’t going to win a game this season. There, I said it. They just aren’t competitive anymore, and it’s getting uglier by the week. But hey, at least RG3 is proving he’s not the guy in 2017.
SB Nation - No. 32 (even from last week)
Both the Los Angeles Rams and Jaguars have already decided to start the hunt for a new head coach, but the San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns can’t have had their hopes too high for first-year coaches walking into a disaster.
NFL.com - No. 32 (even from last week)
Often when a team is winless or gets blown out, the first thing you can point to is giveaways, particularly from the quarterback position. Not the case with the Browns, who simply let the other team run for 280 yards. Speaking of running the football, thought Isaiah Crowell could have a big day against the Bills' front. Sure enough, Crowell ripped off a big run up the gut on the second play from scrimmage. Holding. Bring it back. Cleveland got away from the run, got down 14 points and was on its way to loss No. 14. Next up: Chargers. Maybe?
Bleacher Report - No. 32 (even from last week)
Hue Jackson can get a job based on quarterback whispering and outside-the-box thinking.
But at some point, he’s going to need to coach some defense. Cleveland allowed four touchdown drives of over 70 yards—including a 91-yard march from quarterback extraordinaire (note my sarcasm) Tyrod Taylor.
The Browns haven’t given up fewer than 23 points all year. That’s how you go 0-16, folks.
Yahoo Sports - No. 32 (even from last week)
This is an amazing stat: Even though we’ve known since before the season that the Browns were probably the worst team in football, and Las Vegas doesn’t like giving away money, the Browns have covered the spread only two of 14 times, according to OddsShark. They haven’t covered since Oct. 16. No matter how high oddsmakers set the point spread for Browns games, Cleveland still can’t beat the line.
ESPN - No. 32 (even from last week)
The Browns are the fourth team to start a season 0-14, joining the 2008 Lions, 1980 Saints and 1976 Buccaneers (who played a 14-game schedule). The 1980 Saints were the only one of those teams to win a game (they went 1-15). We'll see if the Browns' Christmas wish of a win comes true Saturday against the Chargers.
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||21.7 (up 1.3)||32.0 (even)||12.3 (down 2.4)||6.6 (up 1.9)|