Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Power Rankings: No. 30 Cleveland Browns
By Jamison Hensley
A weekly examination of the Browns' ESPN.com Power Ranking:
Preseason: 28 | Last Week:: 28 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
The Cleveland Browns (0-1) dropped two spots after ranking No. 28 in the preseason and in Week 1. The Browns are unfortunately in familiar territory. This is the 13th time Cleveland is ranked 30th or lower in the past 22 Power Rankings.
There's really no argument for the Browns to be higher. Cleveland lost at home by 13 points to the Miami Dolphins. The Chargers (No. 26), Buccaneers (No. 28) and Bills (No. 29) all had better shots at winning their games in the fourth quarter.
The only teams ranked lower than the Browns are the Raiders and Jaguars. It will be difficult for the Browns to move up considering they play the next two games on the road against 2012 playoff teams (Baltimore and Minnesota) and return home to face the Cincinnati Bengals (No. 10).