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How a Broncos' WIN affected the power rankings

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NFL: Houston Texans at Denver Broncos Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Well, well, well...seems the rankings love a defense and a run game. So do we, oh men behind desks, so do we. On average we’re ranked No. 4. Do you agree? Vote below.

Fox Sports—4 (7)

The Broncos returned to their defensively dominant ways on Monday night, crushing Brock Osweiler and the Texans, 27-9. The game was fairly close until Alfred Blue’s fumble, but Gary Kubiak and Wade Phillips kept the pedal down defensively to stuff the Texans. With their outstanding rushing attack and stout defense, the Broncos are once again back on track.

Patriots, Cowboys, Seahawks

Pro Football Talk—6 (9)

Broncos): "This one’s for Brock."

USA Today Sports—2 (6)

Broncos The latest sign they might still be Super? The run game is back with C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker combining for 190 yards Monday.


CBS Sports—6 (7)

That defense was outstanding against the Texans. Now comes a tough test with Philip Rivers and the Chargers.

Patriots*, Cowboys, Vikings—5 (6)

Statement win for the Broncos on Monday night, with a blueprint I'm sure Gary Kubiak would love to replicate going forward: The defense held the Texans to nine points, C.J. Anderson eclipsed 100 yards rushing and Trevor Siemian only was asked to make plays in spots.

Patriots, Vikings, Cowboys

ESPN—3 (7)

Broncos moved into a tie with Oakland for the AFC West lead as well as improved to 5-2 after a victory over the Texans on Monday night. Denver is 5-1 with QB Trevor Siemian, who hasn't thrown an interception since Week 2. Siemian's one loss? The Chargers, whom Denver hosts in Week 8.

Patriots, Seahawks

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