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Week 9 Broncos Power Rankings around the web

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NFL: San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

My, how things change in the ranking mindset after a D-E-F-E-N-S-E (welcome back, DWare!) and mediocre QB play wins a SB.

Last year, teams with struggling offenses lead by a rookie like Dak Prescott (14-34) or struggling first time starters would've been ranked in the bowels of, fairyland. Today, no one seems to care how you win, as long as you do. Brett Farve may get a call.

CBS Sports 3 (5)

”NFL Power Rankings: Broncos, Raiders, Chiefs in top 10 make AFC West the best”

It must be nice to have that defense to not only defend but score like they did against the Chargers. They face that big one this week with Oakland.

Patriots*, Cowboys

Fox Sports 3 (4)

Trevor Siemian looked worse on Sunday than he ever has, throwing a pick-six and making several mistakes in a win over San Diego. Denver is built upon running the ball and playing lights-out defense, but that will be difficult if Siemian turns the ball over. Still, their win over the surging Chargers was a good one, particularly for their momentum as they remained in a tie for first in the AFC West.

Patriots* Cowboys

ESPN 3 (3)

It's possible the Broncos are still being underestimated, despite their 6-2 start. The defense has forced 16 turnovers (tied for most in the NFL) and allowed only 17 points per game.

Patriots*, Cowboys

Pro Football Talk 3(6)

They’re far from dominant, but they’re good enough to be in the right place at the right time to qualify for another Super Bowl.

Pro Football Focus 2

They have the Broncos Offense ranked 24 and the Defense number 1.

Patriots* 3 (5)

What you just saw on Sunday, October 30th is precisely why the Broncos might still be playing come January 30th. It's remarkable how this defense steps up in the clutch. Denver scored 14 points off turnovers, while holding another opponent to 20 points or less.

Patriots*, Cowboys

Yahoo Sports 3 (5)

They’ll need to find a No. 2 back, with C.J. Anderson out. Kapri Bibbs was the No. 2 tailback on Sunday and he had 4 yards on two carries. Devontae Booker will be fine as a starter. But over the long term they need more than one tailback in that offense.

Patriots*, Cowboys

Our dominant defensive day, moved us up into Number 3. Do you agree?