Daily Dawg Tags: No major change in power rankings

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The Cleveland Browns are 0-2 but remain out of the basement of the NFL when it comes to national power rankings, at least for now.

Nine teams enter Week 3 with an 0-2 record, and the Cleveland Browns are unsurprisingly a part of that bunch.

A small piece of good news from that group? The Cincinnati Bengals are also winless meaning the Browns aren’t alone at the bottom of the AFC North for once. It’s nice to have some company.

The Browns being winless is frustrating to fans in Cleveland, but it is clear they are not the worst team in the NFL. This is not much to celebrate, but it is a step above where the team has been in the recent past.

This all could change if the Browns lose to the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday, who will once again be without Andrew Luck. The Browns then take on the Bengals in Week 4, meaning two losses to fall to 0-4 would take back everything I said and send the Browns back to the basement for good.

The key to being a Browns fan is taking it one week at a time, especially where there is still some semblance of hope to salvage the season. So for now, it’s time to beat the Colts.

We take a look at the news surrounding the Browns and the rest of the NFL in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Browns treading water in Week 3 power rankings

"The Cleveland Browns dropped to 0-2 on the season after losing to the Baltimore Ravens, but that wasn’t enough to drop them in the power rankings."

Jordan Leslie returning to bolster weak WR group

"The Cleveland Browns are bringing back wide receiver Jordan Leslie who was surprisingly cut after a successful preseason in 2017."

Browns place WR Corey Coleman on injured reserve (ESPN)

"The Cleveland Browns have placed Corey Coleman on injured reserve after the receiver had surgery for a broken right hand, the team announced Tuesday."

Living with the ups and downs of a rookie quarterback (cleveland.com)

"CLEVELAND, Ohio — There were bound to be difficult growing pains when Hue Jackson named DeShone Kizer his starting quarterback."

NFL news:

NFL quarterback rankings, Week 3 (FanSided)

"After two weeks, we’ve seen Trevor Siemian step up, Carson Palmer step down, and Alex Smith show out. The NFL is a weird place right now."

Panthers place tight end Greg Olsen (foot) on IR (NFL.com)

"The Carolina Panthers bid farewell to tight end Greg Olsen on Tuesday (for at least the next month and a half)."