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2020 Power Rankings Roundup, Week 2: Broncos stand firm after Week 1


Last week: 23

[Lloyd] Cushenberry, against a stout Titans front, held up well on a night when quarterback Drew Lock wasn't sacked. The Broncos like Cushenberry's smarts and athleticism, and both were on display for much of the evening.

Sports Illustrated

Last week: 23

I have the Chargers, Raiders and Broncos as total toss-ups to come in second place in the AFC West.

Dan Hanzus,

Last week: 21

It's a tough loss, made more frustrating by the fact that Denver had already benefited enormously from a prime-time meltdown by Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski. The Broncos aren't good enough to turn away charity.

Nate Davis, USA Today

Last week: 15

Even without OLB Von Miller, Denver may actually live or die with a defense that should make a jump in second year under Vic Fangio.

Bleacher Report

Last week: 20

In many ways, the Denver Broncos played well enough to win the Week 1 finale.

Frank Schwab, Yahoo Sports

Last week: 15

The Broncos won't want to watch the film of Monday night's loss. They had way too many brutal mistakes, like rookie Jerry Jeudy's two drops, not getting in the end zone on fourth down at the 1-yard line, an interception taken off the board due to a defensive penalty and Melvin Gordon's key fumble in the first half.

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports

Last week: 15

It wasn't pretty against the Titans, but they hung around against a good team. The offense needs to generate more points.

Mark Maske, Washington Post

Last week: 20

Suffering losses in which they surrendered late leads was a recurring theme for the Broncos last season. It happened again in this season's opener with Monday night's defeat to the Titans.

Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News

Last week: 21

The Broncos lost Von Miller and that is a big blow to their good defensive vibes. Wide receiver injuries are already bringing down their offensive optimism with Drew Lock, too.

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