Here is a summary of how the Cleveland Browns are viewed across mainstream media outlets in NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 14.
FOX Sports - No. 32 (even from last week)
The Browns didn’t lose this week! Sometimes a bye is the best you can hope for.
SB Nation - No. 32 (even from last week)
At least the Cleveland Browns escaped Week 13 without a loss, so that’s nice.
NFL.com - No. 32 (even from last week)
The Browns joined the Titans in wrapping up the bye weeks for this season, just in time for Cleveland to get healthy enough to lose another game. Or will they? The Browns next host the Bengals, who have struggled mightily on defense in 2016. Cincinnati likely will be without A.J. Green, and the Bengals have won only one game on the road this season (by one point versus the Jets in Week 1). So you're telling me there's a chance. Go Browns.
Bleacher Report - No. 32 (even from last week)
I can't drop the Browns any lower than the last stop in these rankings. Cleveland was on a bye in Week 13.
Looking forward: The good news: For the first time since the Johnny Manziel era, the Browns didn’t lose a football game. The bad news: Cleveland didn't play a game. It’ll try to get in the win column with a home game against the Bengals. If it doesn’t happen then, 0-16 probably is.
Yahoo Sports - No. 32 (even from last week)
The Browns claimed former Cardinals first-round pick Jonathan Cooper off waivers in October and he’ll start for them at right guard on Sunday. It’s the kind of low-risk move that could pay off for the Browns. Cooper was the seventh overall pick of the 2013 draft for a reason.
ESPN - No. 32 (even from last week)
Our Football Power Index (FPI) gives the Browns a 30.6 percent chance of beating the Bengals at home this week, their best odds to win a game the rest of the season. FPI gives the 0-12 Browns a 38 percent chance of completing the imperfect season.
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||23.0 (up 2.4)||32.0 (even)||9.9 (up 4.0)||8.4 (up 3.3)|