On the strength of a three game winning streak, including a 23-9 victory over Oakland this Sunday, the Cleveland Browns improve to 27th in ESPN’s week 17 NFL Power Rankings.
NFL Week 14 saw the Browns lose for the 10th consecutive time at home, solidifying the team’s last place standing in the Power Rankings.
But the Browns have slowly but surely crawled their way from the rankings basement over the past three weeks thanks to great individual performances and improved team play.
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Last Sunday Jerome Harrison had another impressive effort carrying the ball 39 times for a game high 148 yards rushing and scoring one touchdown.
The Browns passing attack wasn’t spectacular but rookie wide receiver Mohammed Massaquoi caught three passes, one of which was good for a 19 yard touchdown. Massaquoi is emerging as the class of this year’s draft for the Browns, the rookie out of the University of Georgia currently has 33 receptions for 610 yards and three touchdowns on the season.
The Browns close out the season next week at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Even though the Colts lost last Sunday, in part to a controversial move to bench starting players, they still hold the number one spot in the Power Rankings.
The Rams round out the list at No. 32, to see the ESPN NFL Power Rankings in its entirety click here.