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Browns, Bengals hold picks in top 10

12/27/2010

With the Cleveland Browns (5-10) losing three in a row, they have now joined the Cincinnati Bengals (4-11) in the top 10 of next year's NFL draft.

Cleveland would hold the No. 10 overall pick if the season ended today. The Browns are behind five teams with similar records because of their tough strength of schedule. But Cleveland will host the heavily-favored Pittsburgh Steelers (11-4) in Week 17, which means a Browns loss could move them further up the draft board.

The Bengals (4-11) won their second game in a row this past weekend, defeating the San Diego Chargers. But the win didn't hurt Cincinnati's draft placement. The Bengals remain at No. 3 behind the Carolina Panthers (2-13) and Denver Broncos (4-11).