Denver Broncos Week 11 Power Rankings: How the Broncos compare to the Chiefs

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It's Chiefs Week, so again we're tweaking our Power Rankings Around the Web formula. Enjoy this head-to-head look at how the experts have the Broncos and Chiefs ranked in Week 11.

There's no need to play this Sunday's football game. The better team between the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs has already been determined with scientific absolution in the collection of Power Rankings below. You're welcome.

SB Nation

Broncos Ranking Description Edge Description Chiefs Ranking
1 Demaryius Thomas is rapidly approaching Superweapon status, killing defenses on all manner of routes despite rarely employing deep throws in Denver's quick-pass assault. Peyton Manning just has too many weapons right now, and he's getting the ball out so fast that even a subpar day from his OL can't slow him down. The secondary can still get picked on by precision passing, but the deep ball is becoming less of a worry as Von Miller continues to bring the heat. Prove-It Week has finally arrived for the Chiefs. KC players have no doubt been yearning for respect as the league's last remaining undefeated bunch, and Lord knows their fans have. Sunday at Mile High, it's all in front of them: knock off the Broncos and they'll reel in the plaudits while taking pole position for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Alex Smith will have to play even better than Philip Rivers did last Sunday to exploit the Broncos' troubles with precision passing, and the Chiefs' secondary has to stick long enough for Houston and Hali to get home. They'll also need to avoid the Big Receiver Blues that they endured against Dez Bryant and Josh Gordon in trying to contain a white-hot Demaryius Thomas. This one's going to be fun. 3

Mile High Report

Broncos Ranking Description Edge Description Chiefs Ranking
1 Peyton Manning was on pace to obliterate the Chargers on Sunday, then he got hit. The ankles are hurting again and Chiefs fans are salivating at the chance of facing yet another second or third string quarterback next week. Manning did throw four touchdown passes and is still on pace to destroy every single season passing record worth having, so there is that. Plus he helped make Philip Rivers sad. Boy the Chiefs looked terrible this week! I had no choice but to drop them like a stone. Another weekend like that and the season could very well be over for KC... In fact, their fans must by going crazy with angst. It's okay though, we at Mile High Report have figured Chiefs fans out and this graphic explains everything... 7

ESPN

Broncos Ranking Description Edge Description Chiefs Ranking
2 Denver is 8-0 against teams currently at or below .500 and lost to the only opponent with a winning record (Colts). Denver's next three? Chiefs, at Patriots, at Chiefs. The Chiefs are 9-0, with all nine wins coming against teams currently .500 or worse. Get ready, because Denver and Kansas City meet in two of the next three weeks. 1

NFL.com

Broncos Ranking Description Edge Description Chiefs Ranking
1 The train keeps rolling, even without head coach John Fox, who has been recovering from heart surgery. Meanwhile, we found it interesting that Peyton Manning compared his sore ankles to those of James Caan in "Misery." Not sure if you saw that movie, but we've never seen a guy land on the injury report after having a 50-year-old woman take a sledgehammer to his bound feet. Sounds like something that'd happen to Darren McFadden, with as many different maladies as he's had ... but we digress. Next up for the Broncos: Chiefs, in Denver. Awesome. Since the Chiefs were off in Week 10, we'd like to delve into two things. First, the defense is allowing the fewest points per game in the NFL, which many fans are well aware of ... but did you know the unit also paces the league in third-down conversions allowed, opponent passer rating, sacks and about 15 other subcategories? Secondly -- and most importantly -- what's the can't-miss barbeque house in town? ( @Harrison_NFL) 2

CBS Sports

Broncos Ranking Description Edge Description Chiefs Ranking
3 It's all about the Broncos' offense vs. the Chiefs' defense this week. That will decide the game. We will find out all about them this week when they go to Denver. Are they for real? 1

FOX Sports

Broncos Ranking Description Edge Description Chiefs Ranking
1 The Broncos scored just seven points in the second half against the Chargers on Sunday. That is more than two touchdowns fewer than their second-half scoring average of 23.9. In their last five games, the Chiefs have beaten Ryan Fitzpatrick, Terelle Pryor, Case Keenum, Jason Campbell, and Jeff Tuel. That's not an impressive list. They will get their first test of the season this weekend against the Broncos. 3

AP Pro32

Broncos Ranking Description Edge Description Chiefs Ranking
3 (369 points - 2 out of 12 first place votes). The AP Pro32 is determined by a simple points system based on how each of 12 voters ranks the NFL's 32 teams. A team receives 32 points for each first place vote, 31 for second place and so on through to the 32nd team, which receives one point. (374 points - 5 first place votes). The AP Pro32 is determined by a simple points system based on how each of 12 voters ranks the NFL's 32 teams. A team receives 32 points for each first place vote, 31 for second place and so on through to the 32nd team, which receives one point. 1

Average

So what are the results? Collectively, how do these teams compare? We averaged out these Power Rankings Around the Web to find out.

Note: This average does NOT include Mile High Report, as we're admittedly biased.

The result?

Broncos Edge Chiefs
1.83 TIE 1.83

It's a perfect tie. I guess the Broncos and Chiefs will have to settle this on the field after all.

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