Last week: 29 (+1)
The Browns remain better than their record. At 2-6, they rank 25th in the league in yards per play differential and 28th in rate of sustaining drives differential. Theyâ€™ve only lost one game by more than a touchdown and that was against the Giants in New York in a game that was a lot closer than the final score suggested. The Browns were leading 14-0 early and held the lead right into before halftime.
Theyâ€™re also getting healthier as Phil Taylor and Ahytba Rubin return this week, while their pass defense has been better now that Joe Haden has returned from suspension. Theyâ€™re not going to the playoffs or anything and theyâ€™ll probably still have a huge draft pick, but theyâ€™re not an easy win, as the Chargers will tell you. As Iâ€™ve said before, comparing them to teams that were winless late into last season, theyâ€™re closer to the Dolphins (who finished 6-3 after starting 0-7) than the Colts or Rams, who both finished with a league worst 2-14 record.