NFL Power Rankings, Week 11: Falcons stun Saints, Vikings hold strong

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 10: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts after throwing a touchdown pass during a NFL game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on November 10, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 10: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts after throwing a touchdown pass during a NFL game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on November 10, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /
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20. Cleveland Browns (25)

Football fans can call the Cleveland Browns lucky all they want after looking at how close the team came to losing on Sunday to the Buffalo Bills, but all that matters is the team won for the first time since Week 4.

For weeks, Baker Mayfield has received plenty of criticism for his inability to take advantage of all the weapons he had to work with on offense for the Browns, especially since Odell Beckham Jr. is arguably one of the top receivers in the league.

The struggles were certainly there at times on offense for Cleveland, but also part of this had to do with Buffalo’s defense being one of the best in the league.

Defeating a playoff-caliber team in the Bills certainly gives the Browns plenty of confidence heading into Week 11, but also this is only one game.

Until Cleveland can figure out a way to play on a consistent level, the concerns are going to continue to be there, and Freddie Kitchens will still be under the microscope as well since his job deserves to be far from safe.

Also, with the Browns on a shorter week, it doesn’t help they only get a few days to recover from this one before a tough battle against the Pittsburgh Steelers.