It was obvious after the first game of the NFL season that there was no better team in the league than the Denver Broncos–at least right now. There are plenty of very good teams in the NFL, plenty of Super Bowl contenders including Seattle, New Orleans, New England, etc.
That being said, it shouldn’t have taken ESPN so long to figure out that the Denver Broncos were the best team in the league, even without their two best defensive players and then without the best left tackle in the game.
Now, ESPN has realized the error of their ways, and cites “style points” as the reason for the Broncos taking over the Seahawks’ top spot in the week five power rankings list.
Power rankings are just a subjective way of looking at the top teams in the league, and by no means is there a perfect or unanimous list out there, but any list that doesn’t have the Broncos ranked first at this point is just pure garbage.
What we are witnessing from Denver in the first four games of the season is purely historic, and the way they are playing right now it doesn’t look like anything is going to stop them.
That being said, it’s a long season and the Broncos are coming off of a very painful playoff loss. There is reason for some out there to be skeptical but I don’t see any reason why you’d consider anyone but Denver the best team in the league at this point. You’re just fishing for an argument if you think otherwise.
Style points. Pfft. Whatever, ESPN.