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Power Rankings Roundup: A slight boost


Current ranking: 23
Last week: 24

Need more from: LB Von Miller. The Broncos' defense has gone as Miller has gone. He had four sacks in the first two games of the season and 3.5 in the past two games, but Miller didn't have a sack during a three-game stretch in which the Broncos allowed 27.8 points per game, all losses.

Current ranking: 19
Last week: 26

The Broncos rescued their 2018 season Thursday night, then added a few more life preservers by blowing the Cardinals out of the water. The score was 35-3 at halftime. Von Miller and Co. posted six sacks, while taking two turnovers to the house in the first half. As for Miller, he was all motor, as if to send the message that Denver would only waste another season of his prime over his dead body. The poor Cards averaged 2.6 yards per play in the first half. Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders (158.3 passer rating) was more effective than any quarterback in this game. Heckuva response to a losing streak, eh, Broncos fans? Word.

USA Today

Current ranking: 26
Last week: 25

Von Miller and rookie Bradley Chubb are coalescing into pass rushing duo GM John Elway envisioned, their 14 sacks tops among teammates.

Bleacher Report

Current ranking: 22
Last week: 26

In other words, while Denver stopped its skid in emphatic fashion, there's still a lot that's going to need to be cleaned up ahead of next week's trip to Kansas City.

Mark Maske, Washington Post

Current ranking: 22
Last week: 27

The lopsided victory Thursday night at Arizona was badly needed, ending a four-game losing streak for the Broncos. The defense was back to being dominant with six sacks and two TDs on interception returns. It might be just a little bit more challenging to play that well on defense this Sunday at Kansas City.

Frank Schwab, Yahoo! Sports

Current ranking: 25
Last week: 26

Sporting News

Current ranking: 23
Last week: 24

The Broncos have to decide whether they're still contenders for anything of note in 2018 or whether they should totally flip the page toward 2019 by moving some veteran pieces before the Oct. 30 trade deadline.

Pro Football Talk

Current ranking: 24
Last week: 28

On Thursday night, the Broncos were like the kid who suddenly brings home straight As after consistently getting Cs.

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