Denver Broncos Week Six Power Rankings Roundup
Week 4 Power Rankings
SportsNet: 29th. Last week: 29th.
“Elephant in the room” is that they don’t get the New York Jets again on their schedule.
The Jets were already a mess even with Sam Darnold but the Broncos also saw Joe Flacco after Darnold got hurt.
The Broncos put up 37 points on the Jets, which is a solid point total. Let’s hope that they can do it again sometime.
TheScore: Week 6: 26th. Previous rank: 28th. TheScore named an outstanding rookie for each of the 32 teams along with where they would place the team as a whole. The player they highlighted for the Broncos was Jerry Jeudy.
“Jerry Jeudy posted at least 50 yards in each of his first four games before the bye, and he’s been more sure-handed since his multi-drop debut.”
In a frustrating year for the Broncos, Jeudy has been one of the few bright spots. Hopefully, he can keep up the great work for the remainder of the season.
CBS Sports: (Last week: 28th; This week: 25th). “They were forced to have their bye last week, and now must travel to play the Patriots this week. Drew Lock should be back.”
This may not seem like a big jump but in power rankings, it sort of is with all things considered.
It will be a huge boost with Lock on the field because, despite some nice things from Brett Rypien, that just wasn’t quite cutting it. We need to see more of the starters, not the players who are going to be backups as long as they are Broncos.
The Broncos still have to prove people wrong. The 3-spot jump isn’t a bad thing but it’s still at the bottom of the league. They’ve got a lot of work to do.
It’s disappointing that the Broncos have had to sit out so much. We want football!
Pro Football Network: PFN ranks the Broncos at the 26th spot this week. Even though 26 isn’t a spot to necessarily brag about, the Broncos get Drew Lock back this week. I figure that these rankings should be a bit better once he has played a few games.
Pro Football Focus: PFF has gifted the Broncos with the 23rd spot in their week 6 power rankings. They have had Garett Bolles as the team’s highest-graded player basically all season. They figure the Broncos will have a projected win total of 5.7 and a 4 percent chance at making the playoffs.