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Cory Kinnan

All 32 teams (including the Browns) ranked by playoff probability with 5 weeks to go

The Cleveland Browns have dropped their past two games, but that has not stopped them from remaining in the driver’s seat toward a wild card spot. Against all odds, and despite all of the injuries that have piled up in Cleveland, head coach Kevin Stefanski and company have this team competing in every game they are in.

With five games remaining, the Browns may now also see backup quarterbacks in three of those games, including this Sunday against the Jaguars. On a short week for Jacksonville, Trevor Lawrence was helped off the field with an ankle injury in a Monday night loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. A win would all but give the Browns an extremely firm hold on a wild card spot.

Where do their chances of making the postseason rank among the rest of the NFL, but particularly the other teams in the hunt like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, and Houston Texans?

Here are all 32 teams ranked by their probability of making the playoffs based on ESPN’s Football Power Index.


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New England Patriots: 0%

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Tennessee Titans: 0%

New York Jets: 0%

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Arizona Cardinals: 0%

Washington Commanders: 0%

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New York Giants: 0.1%

Las Vegas Raiders: 0.4%

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Chicago Bears: 1.1%

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Denver Broncos: 12.6%

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Cincinnati Bengals: 12.7%

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Los Angeles Chargers: 14.1%

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Buffalo Bills: 21.3%

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 26.3%

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Seattle Seahawks: 27.1%

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New Orleans Saints: 28.4%

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Los Angeles Rams: 43.1%

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Minnesota Vikings: 49.7%

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 55.8%

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Indianapolis Colts: 56.5%

Cleveland Browns: 66.2%

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Green Bay Packers: 67%

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Houston Texans: 69.4%

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Jacksonville Jaguars: 94.7%

Kansas City Chiefs: 98.1%

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Detroit Lions: 98.5%

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Baltimore Ravens: 98.8%

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Miami Dolphins: 99.4%

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Dallas Cowboys: 99.9%

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Philadelphia Eagles: 100%

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