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Power Rankings Roundup: A slight stumble

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ESPN

Current ranking: 17
Last week: 15

The Broncos have pressured opposing quarterbacks on 26 percent of dropbacks when they send a blitz, the third-lowest rate in the NFL. Their blitz has generated just one sack in their past two games combined.

NFL.com

Current ranking: 22
Last week: 18

After eking out wins the first two weeks, the Broncos fell into the loss column on Sunday. The offense? Problematic. The defense? Er, needed more help from the offense. After a strong start, Case Keenum and friends stalled, with penalties being the familiar culprit. Familiar because every phase of the game contributed to a whopping 120 yards from yellow flags. Six huge points were taken off the board when Denver was called for an illegal block during the touchdown return off a blocked field goal. A score there could've changed the entire complexion of the game. Oy.

Pro Football Talk

Current ranking: 21
Last week: 18

Case Keenum is two interceptions away from matching his full-season total in 2017.

USA Today

Current ranking: 21
Last week: 14

Case Keenum among five QBs on pace to lead league with 27 INTs, though he's lowest rated (71.6), which would be the worst of his checkered career.

Bleacher Report

Current ranking: 18
Last week: 14

Over the first two weeks of the 2018 season, the Denver Broncos overcame self-inflicted errors and turnovers.

That luck ran out Sunday in Baltimore.

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports

Current ranking: 20
Last week: 7

They looked bad against the Ravens and now must try and slow down Patrick Mahomes. Good luck.

Mark Maske, Washington Post

Current ranking: 15
Last week: 9

The pass defense has had its issues and now Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are up next. That’s not a promising combination for the Broncos.

Sporting News

Current ranking: 20
Last week: 14

The Broncos do some things well like stop the rush and run the ball with different players, but overall, they’re average at best.

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