Denver Broncos Week Five Power Rankings Roundup
Rankings around the web
ESPN: Last week, ESPN put them at the 28th spot. This week is the exact same despite their win against the Jets on Thursday Night Football. The problem is, the Broncos’ rash of injuries are making people less and less confident even if they did get a win.
“It was the Jets.”
As Jeff Legwold reminds us: “Since 1980, only six teams have made the playoffs after starting the season 0-3.”
The odds are stacked against the Broncos.
NFL.com: In week 4, NFL.com ranked the Broncos at 29. This week they are two spots higher, at No. 27.
They credit Vic Fangio for going after Sam Darnold so many times through the blitz, resulting in six sacks. Maybe that should be the key for them going forward. Blitz, Blitz, Blitz.
They’ve got to do something different. If one thing ain’t working, try something new. Anything.
CBS Sports: Despite their win against the Jets on the road, CBS didn’t like how they looked in the victory. That’s why they kept them at the 28th spot in their rankings. It’s the same as last week despite putting a ‘1’ in the ‘W’ column.
SportsNet: SportsNet has the Broncos at the 29th spot while having them at 30 last week. They have a section for each team called “Reason to be thankful.”
Their reason for the Broncos? Running back Melvin Gordon. Gordon has helped fill in the hole left by Phillip Lindsay who has missed several weeks because of turf toe. He’s truly been an awesome free-agent addition. Let’s hope that he can keep it up, even when Lindsay returns.
NBC Sports: They have Denver at spot 23 after last week’s 25th overall ranking. With Brett Rypien at quarterback, the Broncos looked okay, until Rypien made some poor decisions in the passing game, resulting in three late picks.