NFL power rankings, no. 12: Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns suffered a really ugly loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 8 and avenged that loss with a huge win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 9. It is one thing to beat the Bengals and continue to bring them back down to earth. It is another thing to beat the brakes off of them, which they did.
The Browns have parted ways with Odell Beckham Jr. and quite frankly it is probably for the better. Odell was not contributing much on the field and now the team has taken that distraction out of the locker room. Just look at what they did in their first game without him.
The Browns started to go on a run last season once Odell got hurt so it will be interesting to see if the Browns can string together some wins and establish themselves as a legitimate AFC playoff team.
NFL power rankings, no. 11: Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs have recorded two wins in a row and the panic has subsided a bit for Chiefs fans. That being said, the Chiefs beat the Giants and then beat the Packers without Aaron Rodgers. They barely beat both teams and Patrick Mahomes did not look all that great in either game.
However, a win is a win for the Chiefs, who are just looking to stay afloat as they figure out whatever is going on with Mahomes and the team's defense. The schedule to close the season is not the hardest thing in the world but it does consist of eight teams who are currently .500 or better.
Kansas City has to go 6-2 in those eight games to give themselves a chance of winning the division, which is something the LA Chargers obviously hope they don't do.