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Week 11 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos Inch Up In Latest Iterations

The 4-5 Denver Broncos continue to move up in the NFL power rankings after a recent 3-1 stretch.

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NFL Power Rankings Week 11: Denver Broncos Check In At No. 20 In Real Clear Sports' Rankings Average

The Denver Broncos are the No. 20 team in the NFL, according to Real Clear Sports' power rankings average for Week 11. Using eight of the most well-known rankings, the Broncos came out to have a ranking of 20.38, a 0.12 difference between the No. 21 team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

As has been harped on in recent weeks, the Eagles kept being ranked higher than they should have been, but things finally changed this week when the Eagles fell to 3-6 and the Broncos improved to 4-5. One ranking each had the Eagles and the Broncos as high as No. 17 while others had the Broncos as low as No. 25 and the Eagles at No. 24.

Among the other AFC West teams, the Oakland Raiders come in at No. 15 and the San Diego Chargers are the No. 18 team. The Chargers have dropped fast with a four-game losing streak and it wouldn't be surprising if they dropped below the Broncos if they lose this week (pending a Broncos victory, of course). The Kansas City Chiefs came out to a clean No. 23 ranking. In Tyler Palko, the Chiefs trust.

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NFL Power Rankings Week 11: ESPN Jumps Denver Broncos To No. 19

The Denver Broncos made a four-spot jump up to No. 19 in ESPN's Week 11 NFL power rankings. That puts them three spots behind the No. 16 Oakland Raiders, one spot back of the No. 18 San Diego Chargers and two spots ahead of the No. 21 Kansas City Chiefs. The Broncos are climbing up in what is a weak division this year.

Even with the Broncos climbing in the rankings and the standings, the blurb takes a shot at how the team is accomplishing its success:

We have to credit the Broncos for finding a way to win with Tim Tebow, even if it sets back the modern game.

Well, maybe it would be setting back the modern game if more teams start to look at an option offense, and that doesn't appear to be happening any time soon. And even if teams did start to look more at read-option that would just bring a new iteration to the modern game. So, yeah, modern game whatever.

The Denver Broncos could continue to climb if they beat the New York Jets on Thursday.

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NFL Power Rankings Week 11: Denver Broncos At No. 25 In CBS Sports' Latest Rankings

The Denver Broncos aren't moving up quite as high in Pete Prisco's Week 11 NFL power rankings at CBS Sports as they are in other ones. They make a two-spot move, but they can now say they are No. 25 this week. The Broncos have been in the lower 20s in other rankings this week.

Prisco has some doubts that the Broncos are actually winning as a result of the read-option offense:

Tim Tebow isn't throwing a lot of passes, but their option game is working. Really?

We'll supposedly getter a better idea of how the Broncos are when they face the New York Jets on Thursday night. The Jets have a middle of the pack rush defense, allowing 116 yards per game. The pass defense is No. 8 in the league at 210.8 yards per game. But the short week might not give the Jets enough time to prepare for the option.

Tune in on Thursday night to see how things turn out.

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NFL Power Rankings, Week 11: Denver Broncos At No. 21 In Fox Sports' Rankings

Quick, name a 3-6 team that should rank higher than the 4-5 Denver Broncos in the Week 11 NFL power rankings. If one answered with the Philadelphia Eagles, one might just be Fox Sports' Brian Billick. The Eagles come in at No. 20 this week while the Broncos are the No. 21 team. The Eagles dropped three spots to slot ahead of the Broncos, who didn't move at all this week. It's stretching the bounds of credulity to believe that the Eagles should be ahead of the Broncos, but it's nothing to get indignant over at the moment. At least the Broncos can still win the AFC West, unlike the Eagles in the NFC East.

However, Billick doesn't like Tebow and the Broncos' chances against the New York Jets on Thursday:

Tebow has faced one good team during his tenure as starter, and that ended as a 35-point loss to the Lions. This week against the Jets will be similar.

Maybe Billick will be eating crow late Thursday night--because he's surely had enough raven in his day (I'll show myself out, everyone).

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2011 NFL Power Rankings, Week 11: Denver Broncos Move To No. 20 In SB Nation's Latest Offerings

Since Tim Tebow took over as the Denver Broncos starting quarterback in mid-October, the team has gone 3-1. "Just win, baby," as former Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis used to say. The Broncos are the only AFC West team lately doing that. In SB Nation's Week 11 NFL power rankings, the Broncos move up to No. 20, a three-spot move. Here's what Joel Thorman had to write about the team:

20. Denver Broncos (4-5, LW: 23): Well, that's 3-1 under Tim Tebow this season. How long can it last? As long as they keep winning. One of the most surprising parts of this week is that Denver is only a game back in the AFC West.

The 5-4 Raiders do rank ahead of the Broncos at No. 16, but the San Diego Chargers continue to slip. They are on a four-game losing streak and fell a spot to No. 18. Will they continue to be an inconsistent team? They face the Bears this week.

The Broncos can continue their climb up the rankings by defeating the No. 13 New York Jets on Thursday night. But more importantly, the Broncos can continue to stalk the Raiders for the AFC West lead--something unimaginable in October.

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Week 11 NFL Power Rankings: Tim Tebow Keeps Denver Broncos Rising

The Denver Broncos improved to 4-5 on Sunday by defeating the Kansas City Chargers. They should move up once again in the NFL power rankings.

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