When looking around at all the different 2021 NFL Power Rankings one thing stands out, the Cleveland Browns are being shown the love
Sitting at 2-1, the Cleveland Browns are tied for first in their division, but it’s probably safe to say they look like the most complete team in the AFC North.
Then again, they look like one of the most complete teams in the entire league which is why they find themselves sitting pretty in the majority of the NFL Power Rankings that have been released ahead of Week 4.
Here we search through all of those and give you a quick rundown of how Cleveland looks following their huge win in Week 3 over Chicago.
Browns spot in Week 4 NFL Power Rankings
Jake Trotter writes in this ranking that the Browns lead the league in rushing touchdowns while Baker Mayfield hasn’t thrown many. He does say, however, that Mayfield is playing better than numbers suggest which should keep them atop the rankings for much of the season.
Up from No. 7 the week before, Cleveland is praised by NBC Sports for their defensive effort against Chicago.
Barry Werner of Yahoo! Sports was very complimentary of the Browns, putting them at No. 3 in his rankings. Like others, he praised the defense as well as the maturation of Baker Mayfield under center.
Cody Williams took the rankings for FanSided’s NFL Spin Zone page this week and has the Browns at No. 7 — which is much better than the No. 10 their other guy put them at the prior week.
FanSided’s main page was even more generous, with Matt Verderame putting them at No. 4. He pointed out the fact that they held the Bears to less than 50 yards, which seems unreal.
Dan Hanzus put Cleveland at No. 8 and says they’re in a “good place” right now.
Mike Florio puts Cleveland at 10, which is the lowest they fall in all of the major NFL Power Rankings. He does say they will climb if they keep winning but this one does feel slightly low.
Clearly, the Browns are being shown the love as they are falling between No. 4 and No. 10 in all of the NFL Power Rankings out there (although only PFT had them as low as 10). They’re winning and this past week made believers of everyone it would seem.