That’s because the majority of teams who have almost as bad a record as those two also found themselves on the losing end of games on Sunday, or had bye weeks.
The New York Giants, for instance, had a bye week, and remain 1-6 on the season and spitting distance from the 49ers and Browns both. The Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued their losing ways and remain the only two-win teams in the league.
Indianapolis has lost their last three, while the Buccaneers have lost their last four. Beyond those two-win teams, there are another four teams who are 3-5, another five who are 3-4, one who is 4-4 and one who is 3-3, so things are still fairly bunched up near the bottom of the list.
About the only team who the 49ers needed to win a game to continue putting themselves out of range: the Cincinnati Bengals. They moved to 3-4 with a win on Sunday. The Baltimore Ravens, as the only 4-4 team in the league, also happened to win, though that occurred on Thursday Night Football.
Cleveland remains in possession of the top pick because they have a weaker strength of schedule than the 49ers (.508 vs. .576). Below you can find the top 10 teams in the current NFL Draft order.
1. Cleveland Browns (0-8)
2. San Francisco 49ers (0-8)
3. New York Giants (1-6)
4. Indianapolis Colts (2-6)
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-5)
6. New York Jets (3-5)
7. Oakland Raiders (3-5)
8. Los Angeles Chargers (3-5)
9. Chicago Bears (3-5)
10. Arizona Cardinals (3-4)