NFL Power Rankings: Cardinals rise, Broncos fall in Week 15

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Dec 13, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) talks with Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo during the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports


Last week: 32
Change: +3

Good news, the Cleveland Browns snapped a seven-game losing streak to defeat the San Francisco 49ers, and in turn rise from the bottom of these power rankings. The bad news? They play on the road to the Seattle Seahawks next week, and could very well be back at No. 32 seven days from now.

In fact, all three games remaining on the schedule looks brutal. Following the road trip to Seattle, Cleveland travels to play Kansas City and then hosts Pittsburgh. So outside of having to play two hot teams inside the loudest venues in the league before hosting arguably the best offense in the league, the Browns are in good shape.

But hey, maybe three losses would be a good thing. They may end the season bottom of the power rankings and in the real NFL standings, but that can be flipped the other way for the 2016 NFL Draft. And it’s with these draft selections the Browns’ challenge truly begins, as they look to assemble some talent on all sides of the football.

Quarterback? Running back? It doesn’t matter, just pick a good football player, and plenty of ‘em. The Browns need help just about everywhere.

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