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. Theyâve 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.
Theyâre 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. Theyâre not going to the playoffs or anything and theyâll probably still have a huge draft pick, but theyâre not an easy win, as the Chargers will tell you. As Iâve said before, comparing them to teams that were winless late into last season, theyâre 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.