AFC Power Rankings: Patriots stay on top

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9. player. 53. <p>Like the Chargers, the Browns have been involved in many a close affair in this young season. The nail-biting loss to the Broncos in Week 6 marked their third consecutive field-goal margin game, of which the Browns have lost two, and the fourth game overall decided by less than a touchdown. The Browns are keeping it close regardless of the opponent, so that’s good.</p> <p>What really toasted the Browns on Sunday was the 152 rushing yards allowed, although we’ve come to expect that out of the worst run defense in the league. The Browns currently rank 31<sup>st</sup> with five yards allowed per rush; it’s not good when opposing offenses can get halfway to the sticks every time they run the ball on first down.</p> <p>The next five games will tell us plenty about this Browns team: at St. Louis, Arizona, at Cincinnati, at Pittsburgh and Baltimore.</p>. NFC North. 2-4. Cleveland Browns

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