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NFL Power Rankings: Browns see Ravens climb near top-10 in Week 14

The Ravens’ stock is shooting up a week before they meet.

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

CBS Sports - No. 32 (no change)

At least they know they have a weapon for the future with Josh Gordon back. But who will be throwing to him?

ESPN - No. 32 (no change)

DeShone Kizer is just the fourth quarterback in the Super Bowl era to go winless in his first 11 starts and the first since Stan Gelbaugh (1991-92). Only one quarterback (Jack Trudeau) started 0-12 and none started 0-13.

NFL.com - No. 32 (no change)

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 (no change)

Give Hue Jackson and Gregg Williams credit. Despite being 0-12, the Cleveland Browns continue to fight on both sides of the ball. DeShone Kizer made some big-time throws against the Los Angeles Chargers. Josh Gordon showed he remains a playmaker at the receiver position too. Coming back from an absence of over two years and immediately becoming a No. 1 target should be harder than Gordon made it look.

Guys like Gordon, David Njoku and Duke Johnson Jr. give the offense potential. The defense is good too. While the Chargers were able to move the ball, they were forced to settle for field goals more often than not. The Browns are closer to being competitive than people realize. They're the worst team in football this year, but whoever is coaching the team next year is going to have some legit weapons and a lot of good players to toy with.

Yahoo Sports - No. 32 (no change)

Josh Gordon had four catches for 85 yards in his return. That’s amazing considering it had been 1,078 days since his last NFL regular-season action. It speaks to his talent. He could emerge these last four weeks as a very nice piece for the Browns’ never-ending rebuild.

Pro Football Focus - No. 32 (no change)

Associated Press - No. 32 (no change)

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

Bengals Browns Ravens Steelers
CBS Sports 21 32 13 2
ESPN 19 32 13 5
NFL.com 24 32 8 9
Bleacher Report 18 32 13 6
Yahoo Sports 21 32 11 3
Pro Football Focus 20 32 11 2
Associated Press 22 32 12 4
Average 20.7
(down 1.6)
32.0
(same)
11.6
(up 2.8)
4.4
(down 0.7)