The Denver Broncos dropped to the very bottom of the SB Nation NFL Power Rankings this week. Following a 43-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, the Broncos fell to 3-10. As Joel Thorman writes:
32. Denver Broncos (3-10): Um. Is this the worst team in the NFL? They’re making their case for it. The Broncos are a painful team to watch. LW: 28
The teams with worse records than the Broncos? The 1-12 Carolina Panthers are just above the Broncos at No. 31 and seem set to have the No. 1 overall draft pick in April. The 2-11 Cincinnati Bengals are still No. 30 and on a 10-game losing streak.
The Arizona Cardinals moved up from No. 32 to No. 29 following their victory over the Broncos. But Joel Thorman believes the Broncos are just that bad, rather than the Cardinals improving. I agree.
The San Diego Chargers moved into the top 10 at No. 9 after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs, 31-0. The Chiefs fell three spots to No. 14, but still have a good chance at winning the AFC West. Oakland, previously No. 14, moved down to No. 18 following a loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 10).
As expected the 11-2 New England Patriots took the top spot and the 11-2 Atlanta Falcons remained second.