NFL Power Rankings: Top Ten After Week Five

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Oct 3, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns kicker Billy Cundiff (8) reacts after making a field goal against the Buffalo Bills during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns won 37-24. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

10. Cleveland Browns (3-2):

Last Week’s Rankings: N/A

Count me as a believer! Yes! I believe in the Cleveland Browns and what they’ve been doing the last three games! This is a team, had they had a bit more offensive power, see Josh Gordon, could be 4-1. I know it seems a bit hasty to put them in the top ten, but this team has really impressed me. “Star” running back Trent Richardson gets traded away two games in? No problem, we’ll become statistically a better running team. Feel good story Brian Hoyer goes down with a terribly unfortunate torn ACL? We’ll just get Brandon Weeden to step up and actually play well. The Browns offense has been fantastic this season, and now that Josh Gordon is back to compliment star tight end Jordan Cameron, the sky seems to be the limit, or maybe it’s Brandon Weeden, but that remains to be seen. The rushing offense has been getting more production, out of guys like Chris Ogbonnaya and Willis McGahee of all players! Now lets talk the defense, I was skeptical, but this might actually be the best defense in the NFL, only rivalled by the Chiefs. Players like Gipson, Ward, Haden, Taylor, Mingo are all young stars and have pushed this defense to great heights, and can now they don’t have to be the only reason they stay in games with the offense on such a great roll. The Browns might drop off this list next week, and maybe they even plummet for the rest of the season, but I believe in these guys. They’re tied for first in the AFC North, and have legitimately become a threat in the AFC.