Broncos Still Not Getting Love in ESPN Power Rankings


Sep 23, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) during the second half against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 37-21. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Most fans would be excited for their favorite team to be ranked #2 in any Power Ranking list across the web, but in the case of Denver Broncos fans, there’s no way they should be recognized as anything but the best.

Now, I don’t mean to slight the Seattle Seahawks, who have been number one in the ESPN rankings for two straight weeks now after beating the San Francisco 49ers convincingly on Sunday Night Football.

The Seahawks are a great team with a dominant defense and a very explosive–at times–offense.

There are so many ways the Seahawks can beat you, and that’s cool and all, but they nearly lost their first game of the season and I just can’t understand what the ESPN bloggers and Power Ranking voters can’t seem to get this one right.

There has been absolutely no question, no shadow of a doubt that the Broncos were the best team in all three of their games.

There certainly hasn’t been a game where the Broncos have sniffed only scoring 12 points, and they probably never will.

The Broncos have bludgeoned their first three opponents, setting NFL records along the way and outscoring their first three opponents 127-71.

Seahawks fans might argue that their team hasn’t given up anywhere near 71 points, but the Broncos’ defense has looked dominant at times as well, even without Von Miller or Champ Bailey. There have been some points scored on the Broncos in all three of their games that came in garbage time when the game was well in hand, so that doesn’t really bother me at all.

I’m just disgusted by ESPN’s inability to get this one right. I know it’s not a big deal, but Denver should be ranked #1 over Seattle at this point.