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NFL power rankings, Week 16: Broncos fall, Titans surge

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In our Week 16 NFL power rankings, the Tennessee Titans took a huge step forward with their win while the Denver Broncos are sliding horribly.

Dec 18, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs with the ball and is pursued by Buffalo Bills defensive end Leger Douzable (91) during the second half at New Era Field. Bills beat the Browns 33-13. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Next Week: The Browns have a home date with the San Diego Chargers, who are coming off a frustrating 19-16 home loss to the Oakland Raiders. The Bolts are just 3-14 in their last 17 road contests (2-5 this season) dating back to the final Sunday of the 2014 season.

Draft talk: Another afternoon where an opposing team ran the ball at will. There’s a few ways to prevent that from happening on a weekly basis: Either bolster the defensive front seven with some run-stoppers or upgrade your own offensive line and do unto others what the opposition has been doing to you. The Browns do have a pair of first-round picks in April at the moment.

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Cleveland Browns 0-14

Last week: L, 33-13, at BUF
Last rank: 32nd


Dreadful. There were whispers than Hue Jackson’s team may be primed to pull off the upset. But the Buffalo Bills had their way with the Browns’ defense, especially on the ground. A total of 40 carries added up to 280 yards and three scores by game’s end. Robert Griffin III made his second straight start and wound up leading Cleveland with 48 yards rushing and his team’s only touchdown on the afternoon. He threw for 196 yards and didn’t commit a turnover but was sacked five times by the Buffalo defense. The Browns’ overall losing streak now stands at 17 consecutive games dating back to Week 15 of the 2015 season.

Next Week: The Browns have a home date with the San Diego Chargers, who are coming off a frustrating 19-16 home loss to the Oakland Raiders. The Bolts are just 3-14 in their last 17 road contests (2-5 this season) dating back to the final Sunday of the 2014 season.

Draft talk: Another afternoon where an opposing team ran the ball at will. There’s a few ways to prevent that from happening on a weekly basis: Either bolster the defensive front seven with some run-stoppers or upgrade your own offensive line and do unto others what the opposition has been doing to you. The Browns do have a pair of first-round picks in April at the moment.

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