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2019 Power Rankings Roundup: Week 7


Last week: 27

They've had 22 scoring drives this season -- 12 have been eight plays or more, eight have been 10 plays or more. So they have been able to grind it out at times, but they haven't shown the ability to flip the field quickly or strike fast. They have to find more consistency and efficiency.

Pro Football Talk

Last week: 26

With a win on Thursday night, they could go from potential sellers to potential buyers at the trade deadline.

Sports Illustrated

Last week: 27

Pitching a shutout and forcing a starting QB benching means another great week for Denver's rejuvenated defense, and the Broncos have now pulled within two games of first in the AFC West.

Last week: 25

Vic Fangio's defense has finally arrived. Better late than never. The unit was dominant on Sunday against the Titans, shutting out the visiting team and possibly ending the Marcus Mariota era in Tennessee in the process. You know you had a good day when you can get the opposition to question its entire identity in the process. The Broncos piled up seven sacks and three turnovers against the Titans in the team's first shutout in two years. A huge test awaits on Thursday, when the Broncos meet Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. A win there, and Denver will have successfully rebooted its season despite that grim 0-4 start.

USA Today

Last week: 25

Offense has been steadily fading over past three weeks, but defense has picked up pace with 12 sacks and six takeaways over same stretch.

Bleacher Report

Last week: 25

The Denver Broncos might just be better than we thought.

After shutting out the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, the Broncos have now peeled off two wins in a row after dropping their first four games of the season.

Yahoo Sports

Last week: 25

This is life in the NFL, where luck plays a bigger part of the season than we like to admit: If the Bears and Jaguars hadn't been the recipient of terrible roughing-the-passer penalties, or they miss last-second field goals, the Broncos are 4-2 and tied for first place in the AFC West heading into a home game against a slumping Chiefs team. A bounce here or a call there can completely change the perception we have of a team. It's a tough, competitive league.

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports

Last week: 25

They've won two straight to turn their season around. The defense showed up in a big way against the Titans.

Mark Maske, Washington Post

Last week: 25

The Broncos have won two straight following their 0-4 start and finally are playing the kind of defense they were expected to play after hiring Vic Fangio as their coach.

Sporting News

Last week: 27

The Broncos looked lost defensively in their first four games under Vic Fangio, but they are starting to play the kind of defense we expected from their vibrant pass rush, even without Bradley Chubb, that sets up the back seven for takeaways.

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