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2020 Power Rankings Roundup, Week 9: Stunning win vs. LA nudges Broncos upward


Last week: 23

The Broncos have seen both sides of the Lindsay riddle this season. When he is on the field and they're willing to give him the ball, their offense is better -- as in much better.

Dan Hanzus,

Last week: 23

Lock went 14-of-18 passing for 155 yards with three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, punctuated by a 14-play, 81-yard drive in the final minutes to steal one from the Bolts. It was the type of performance that can win over an entire fanbase -- let's see if Lock can build off this effort this Sunday in Atlanta.

Nate Davis, USA Today

Last week: 20

OLB Bradley Chubb appears to be all the way back, posting at least one sack in each of his past four outings.

Bleacher Report

Last week: 25

With the two-win Falcons up next, the Broncos have a real chance to be a .500 team at the midway point of their season and at least on the fringes of the wild-card conversation.

Frank Schwab, Yahoo Sports

Last week: 22

For most of Sunday's game, Drew Lock didn't get anything going. At halftime, he hadn't thrown a touchdown pass since Week 1 against Tennessee. It's overstating things to say the comeback and a three-touchdown second half saved his job in the short and long term. He certainly needed something positive, and came through in a big way.

Sports Illustrated

Last week: 23

Drew Lock appeared to use criticism about his recent play as motivation for his team's second-half rally, in which the Broncos scored 21 points in the fourth quarter, including a literal last-second game-winning TD.

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports

Last week: 23

Could the late-game comeback against the Chargers be the moment that gets Drew Lock going as their long-term guy? He was impressive in the fourth quarter.

Mark Maske, Washington Post

Last week: 22

The Broncos found a way to win against the Chargers with the pass interference in the end zone, followed by the final-play TD pass and the decisive extra point with no time on the clock. It was a great final drive by young QB Drew Lock, and the Broncos' season suddenly has promise again.

Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News

Last week: 22

The Broncos showed fight in rallying to beat the Chargers with Drew Lock having arguably his best game of the season. They are finally playing their best skill players overall minus [Courtland] Sutton and saw overdue dividends from their second-year quarterback.

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