The Denver Broncos are now the No. 16 team in Real Clear Sports' NFL Power Ranking Averages output. Their actual average of eight power rankings has the team at 16.28. There was no real outlier this week, as four rankings had the team at No. 15 and the other four had them in one spot each from Nos. 16-19. CBS Sports gave the Broncos that weekly low ranking.
Ranking ahead of the Broncos from the AFC West was the Oakland Raiders at No. 14. The New York Jets, who lost to the Broncos last week, check in at No. 15. The Philadelphia Eagles weren't quite able to overcome the Broncos, coming in at No. 17 (and the average of the eight rankings did come out to a straight 17). The San Diego Chargers fell to No. 21 while the Kansas City Chiefs found themselves in 24th place.
With a victory over the Chargers on Sunday, the Broncos should move into the top 15 -- something thought nigh impossible when the team was 1-4.