17. Cleveland Browns (20)
First off, what Myles Garrett did towards the end of Thursday’s game was horrible, and there’s simply reason to even try sugarcoating it.
As for the actual contest, the Cleveland Browns have plenty of reasons to be thrilled over defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers since the team has slowly been turning things around with two impressive wins in a row.
Obviously, the Browns still have a long way to go since they currently sit at 4-6, and have plenty of competition in the AFC, but at least Cleveland has to be pleased with the progress made by Baker Mayfield over the previous two weeks.
All season, Mayfield has rightfully been under the microscope since the former No. 1 pick struggled to produce for the most part on offense, despite having numerous weapons to work with such as Nick Chubb, Jarvis Landry, and Odell Beckham Jr.
Mayfield still has plenty to prove in regards to being the right answer in the long run for Cleveland, but if the former Oklahoma can continue to play well, and put the Browns in great position to win key games, maybe a late playoff run shouldn’t be ruled out.
This sounds crazy to even consider, but isn’t that part of the fun in the NFL?