Denver Broncos week nine power rankings roundup
After last week’s victory, where does the media see the Denver Broncos in the power rankings for week nine?
It was a comeback for the ages for the Denver Broncos.
Down 30-10 at the beginning of the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers, Drew Lock engineered a fourth-quarter that will not be forgotten. Well, it might, but it shouldn’t.
Lock finished the fourth quarter completing 14 of his 18 pass attempts for 155 yards and three touchdowns in the magnificent comeback. The comeback was official when he found rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler in the end zone as time expired. It was a true thriller of a drive.
Quite a few players stepped up on offense. Lock, running back Phillip Lindsay, wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton, and Jerry Jeudy, and of course Hamler.
Lindsay continues to be the team’s biggest offensive star. Against the Chargers, he ran for 83 yards and a score on just six carries.
On defense, outside linebackers Bradley Chubb and Malik Reed each found Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert for a sack.
Herbert was intercepted by Justin Simmons and Bryce Callahan.
Against the Falcons, the Broncos will still be without Von Miller, Jurrell Casey and Courtland Sutton. Unfortunately, we will have to add Shelby Harris to the list as he won’t be able to go due to COVID protocols.
Unfortunately, the Broncos are likely to be without their top cornerback in A.J. Bouye. Rookie Michael Ojemudia will have to continue his hot streak of great play.
Something we can possibly look forward to is seeing rookie K.J. Hamler on punt return duties.
With this awesome comeback, how do the Broncos look in this week’s power rankings? Let’s find out.