NFL Power Rankings Week 10: NY Jets near the bottom, Cardinals rise to the top

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10. Cleveland Browns

That was the performance that Browns fans had been waiting for. After weeks of offensive ineptitude, Cleveland's offense exploded for 41 points against the Bengals in Week 9.

Baker Mayfield looked comfortable and poised in the pocket while Nick Chubb and the ground game dominated Cincinnati's front seven.

Call it the curse of Odell Beckham or whatever you'd like, but it's clear the Browns' offense operated better without their former star receiver.

If they can put together consecutive performances like this, they'll climb back closer to the top-five.

9. Los Angeles Chargers

Justin Herbert may have cooled down a little from his early-season MVP form, but he's still playing at a very high level. Herbert is a star — that much is evident.

But the rest of the team still needs some fixing.

The defense has been particularly bad in recent weeks having allowed an average of 36 points in their last three contests. Herbert and the offense can only carry them so far.

If they want to be serious Super Bowl contenders, their defense will need to find more consistency.