Week 8 NFL Power Rankings: Denver Broncos Rise A Bit In Latest Rankings

The Denver Broncos have seen a slight movement upward in the latest NFL power rankings.

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NFL Power Rankings, Week 8: Denver Broncos Are No. 26 In Real Clear Sports' Rankings

The Denver Broncos are the No. 26 team in Real Clear Sports' NFL power rankings averages. Of the eight power rankings they use, Real Clear Sports has the average at 25.88. The Jacksonville Jaguars took the No. 25 slot because their average was 25.63. That's just a minor difference and one that should just be overlooked.

The Sagarin NFL computer ratings bumped the Broncos up a bit by placing them at No. 24, but since they moved up to No. 25 in other rankings the impact wasn't as great in previous weeks. But at least the Broncos are higher than the Seattle Seahawks, who had ranked higher than them in several of the individual rankings.

A solid victory over the Detroit Lions will surely move the Broncos again, but a repeat of Sunday, win or lose, won't impress anyone.

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NFL Power Rankings, Week 8: ESPN Keeps Broncos At No. 27

ESPN's latest NFL power rankings kept the Denver Broncos in the same place they were in last week: No. 27. Paul Kuharsky isn't buying into Tebow Mania:

Big finish washed away a terrible showing and poured fuel on Tebow-mania.

At least with that explanation, ranking teams like the Seattle Seahawks and the Jacksonville Jaguars is justifiable.

Looking around the rest of the AFC West, the Kansas City Chiefs continue to move up. They are now winners of three straight games and stand at .500 for the season. They check in at No. 21. The San Diego Chargers remain a top 10 team at No. 9, even with a loss to the New York Jets on Sunday. The Oakland Raiders tumble down six spots from No. 9 to No. 15 after their 28-0 loss to the Chiefs.

If the Broncos can pick up a win against the Lions, they should move up another few spots in the power rankings and still stay in the race for the AFC West.

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Week 8 NFL Power Rankings: CBS Sports' Pete Prisco Moves Denver Broncos Up To No. 27

Last week, CBS Sports' Pete Prisco was really down on the Denver Broncos. Not as down as the winless team, but enough to have him slot them in at No. 29. A victory one week later has moved the Broncos up to No. 27 in Prisco's latest power rankings. That seems about fair since other rankings have also moved the Broncos up two spots this week. Prisco, though, takes a more succinct route in summing up what Tebow will be for the Broncos this season:

Tim Tebow time will make for some exciting football, with a lot of ups and downs.

And more quibbling. The Seahawks are better than the Broncos? They scored three points in a 6-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Tarvaris Jackson? Charlie Whitehurst? Tebow certainly delivers better performances than those two.

Power rankings would be better served under the name subjective rankings.

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NFL Power Rankings 2011, Week 8: Brian Billick Moves Denver Broncos To No. 25

It's hard to say if something is fashionable after just two appearances, but with SB Nation moving the Denver Broncos to No. 25 in its NFL power rankings so did Fox Sports' Brian Billick. As Billick notes:

Lets keep it basic. The Broncos got a win on the road with a big fourth-quarter comeback. The first 55 minutes leaves you questioning the future of Tim Tebow and the Broncos, but John Fox and the Bronco'fans [sic] will take the wins when they come.

And that basically sums up everyone's opinion on the matter. Fifty-five minutes and then five minutes. Tim Tebow Time. It's all kind of tiring at this point.

And then there are the quibbles here. Are the 2-5 Carolina Panthers really the No. 20 team in the league right now? And what about the Philadelphia Eagles? They're 2-4 and move up one spot after being idle on Sunday. Is Billick projecting them to be better or does he just prove that power rankings don't matter?

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NFL Power Rankings, Week 8: Denver Broncos Move To No. 25 In SB Nation's Latest

The Denver Broncos don't look quite that bad this week after defeating the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. It was an ugly win: 55 minutes of ineptitude followed by five minutes of exciting comeback and then overtime. Surely that must move the Broncos up the NFL power rankings this week. At least in Joel Thorman's SB Nation Week 8 NFL power rankings that happened:

25. Denver Broncos (2-4, LW: 27): Interesting things in Denver. Tim Tebow may need a few more dramatic comebacks with games coming up against the Lions and then at Oakland and at Kansas City.

It was only a two-spot move, but it looks a whole lot better than every other week. We might quibble with having the 2-5 Jacksonville Jaguars above the Broncos at No. 24, but an ugly win over the Baltimore Ravens is nothing to scoff at. Beating the Dolphins, on the other hand, is nothing special. It happened five times before Sunday's game.

The Dolphins, as it turn out, take the No. 32 spot this week for the loss. Not even a 62-7 defeat for the 0-7 Indianapolis Colts can make them the worst team in the league in thee power rankings.

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Week 8 NFL Power Rankings: Denver Broncos Should See Slight Improvement After Victory Over Miami Dolphins

The Denver Broncos should move up a spot or two in the latest NFL Power rankings after defeating the Miami Dolphins.

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