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Denver Broncos Week 2 Power Rankings: Around The Web

Lets see where the Broncos are listed after their week one victory over the Indianapolis Colts

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Our weekly look around the web for how the Broncos rank in NFL Power Rankings.


(Last week: 2)

The countdown's on. Peyton Manning has 494 touchdown passes, 14 behind Brett Favre for most all time. Manning has 21 touchdowns and one interception in prime-time games with Denver.

Mile High Report: 2

(Last week: 1)

After a first half that was everything us Denver Broncos fans had hoped we would see to start the 2014 season, we witnessed everything we had hoped we would not see to start the season in the second half. The positives were how well the defense held up when their backs were against the wall. Peyton Manning looked impressive at first, then horrible at the end. It isn't often when you say, "The defense bailed Peyton Manning out in this game." On the plus side, he did run for no reason here and it was sort of comical. 2

(Last week: 2)

It's almost shocking now when Peyton Manning misses open receivers -- like at the end of the Sunday nighter, when he had a chance to close the door on the Colts. On the other hand -- and the other side of the ball -- it had to be encouraging watching the Denver defense do some closing of its own when it had to. Bend don't break was the story of the night. Not Manning.

SB Nation: 2

(Last week: 2)

Peyton Manning and the Broncos got their 2014 campaign off to a strong start by beating a playoff team from last year, the Colts. They jumped all over Indy early, built a 24-0 lead in the first half, then held off a Colts comeback before winning 31-24. The Manning-to-Julius Thomas connection looks like it will be an even more deadly one this season, as the two connected for three touchdowns. The Broncos' new toys on defense showed up big as well.

CBS Sports: 1

(Last week: 1)

Is there any doubt that they are the class of the AFC right now. They will again score a ton of points, but they went to sleep in the fourth quarter.

Fox Sports: 2

(Last week: 2)

DeMarcus Ware, T.J. Ward, and a healthy Von Miller all made an impact as the Broncos defense stifled Trent Richardson and got constant pressure on Andrew Luck. The offense struggled to put the game away late and will need more time to gel with Eric Decker gone and until Wes Welker returns from suspension.

USA Today: 2

(Last week: 2)

Running game and new-look defense left something to be desired, but they'll happily take a quality win.


Just about everyone has the Broncos staying in second place, or in first place(You surprised me there Pete Prisco). The lone person to have the Broncos drop this week is our very own Tim Lynch. He had the Broncos ranked in 1st place last week, but dropped them to second, and moved Seattle above the Broncos. What's up with that Tim?

Where do you think the Broncos should be ranked after the first week of the season?

Go Broncos!