At the top, SB Nation's own Joel Thorman has the Texans at No. 1, saying, "This team looks straight dominant." Rankings from ESPN.com and CBSSports.com agree with Thorman, both looking forward to the Texans being tested against the Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens.
Yahoo!'s Shutdown Corner blog has the Falcons on top, however, saying, "When you can go on the road and not play your best in the wind and rain, and you still come away with a win, you're probably pretty good."
The Broncos have fallen to No. 17 in both the ESPN and CBS rankings, while Thorman has moved them down to No. 19. The average fall for Denver between the four rankings is three spots. CBS's rankings makes note of Denver's tough schedule so far, as the Broncos have played both Atlanta and Houston--the teams at the top--already.
Denver looks to climb back up the rankings next week with a Monday Night Football matchup in San Diego against the Chargers.