Broncos Power Rankings: Week 9 Edition


Nov 1, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) celebrates following the win over the Green Bay Packers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Packer 29-10. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

All I can say is what a statement win by the Denver Broncos. Their Sunday Night Football matchup with the Green Bay Packers was a complete and total team effort.

While the defense could not cause a turnover, they were able to shut down Aaron Rodgers to the tune of 77 yards through the air and even scored the team’s first safety of the season. And the offense finally found their stride at the right moment. Looks like the bye really helped the team out.

With this huge win against the Packers, what will the folks over at the key power rankings think about the performance? Let us dive right into this week’s power rankings. Broncos jump up to No. 2

Elliot Harrison gave the Broncos some much needed love and respect this week by jumping the Broncos up three spots from last week up to the No. 2 ranking. Now only behind the New England Patriots, Harrison states that not only did the game jump them, but the trade for Vernon Davis helped their cause.

The trade might have helped, but he goes by saying that the statement win against the Packers was a huge reason behind their boost in the power rankings. The offense had some big kinks to work out, but they showed what they were capable of. Now Harrison awaits the November 29th bout with the Patriots.

ESPN- Broncos jump two spots to No. 2

ESPN also gives the Broncos a top two position in their power rankings this week by putting them at number two. Like the NFL did, they are also right behind the Patriots.

It appears the dominate win was enough to boost the Broncos past the Packers and the Bengals. Not to mention the Bengals had to come back to beat the Steelers on the road. ESPN states that Peyton Manning can become the all time leader in wins for a quarterback against his former team on Sunday.

Now that right there would be a fine reason to tune into the Broncos vs. Colts.

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The MMQB- Broncos obtain the No. 2 Spot

I am sensing a pattern here. Perhaps that win was just too impressive. Then again, the Broncos did dominate a previously undefeated team.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated placed the Broncos at the number two spot as well in his Fine Fifteen, like the other two power ranking sites. Who is ahead of them? I am sure the last two power ranking squads can tell you that.

King notes that the running game and the defense was a big reason behind the jump in his Fine Fifteen. I think the entire world is starting to see how tough this Broncos team can really be.