Denver Broncos Week 16 power rankings roundup
A roundup of where the Denver Broncos rank in week 16 power rankings.
The Denver Broncos had a tough time against the Buffalo Bills in week 15. In a final score, they lost 48-19. It’s time to find out how this will affect this week’s power rankings.
The biggest obstacle was Bills quarterback Josh Allen, who completed 28 of 40 passing attempts for 359 yards and two touchdowns. Allen also added two touchdowns in the run game.
A big question many had was how Lock would perform following a week in which Lock threw four touchdowns and zero interceptions. That game, against the Carolina Panthers, provided hope for Broncos fans.
The Broncos’ performance against the Bills honestly wasn’t a huge surprise. Buffalo is a legit Super Bowl contender. However, it would have been nice to have seen a closer game. Unfortunately, it was a collapse.
In week 16, the Broncos, who have a chance to finish the season with a 8-8 record, take on a division opponent in the Los Angeles Chargers, who can finish 7-9.
On defense, the Broncos had a lot of trouble stopping Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs. The two connected on 11 of 13 targets for 147 yards. Allen also hit Cole Beasley on 8 of 10 targets for 112 yards. The Broncos’ young, inexperienced cornerbacks were exposed.
It was a terrible day for the team’s defense, as they also gave up three touchdowns on the ground.
For more, you can check out Shelby Manning’s stock report.
But, let’s get on with the season. With the playoffs no longer a possibility, the team has to close out strong. It starts with the Chargers this week.
Where are the Broncos in this week’s power rankings? Let’s find out.