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NFL Power Rankings Week 16: ESPN Panel Drops Broncos To No. 11, Vaults Chargers To No. 14

Reactions to the Week 15 action in the NFL continues to pour in from around the web, and now the five-man ESPN panel has joined in by dropping the Denver Broncos two spots to No. 11. The AFC West division title race has the potential to turn the standings upside down in the final two weeks, so it makes sense that teams within the division are largely converging on a middling ranking right now. Here is what Paull Kuharsky had to say about the slight hit for the Broncos:

11. Denver Broncos (8-6, LW: 9) The Broncos are not on par with the Patriots, but they still rank as the best of the AFC West and a playoff team. (Kuharsky)

The rest of the AFC West looks like this: the San Diego Chargers jumped up four spots to No. 14, the Oakland Raiders fell three spots to No. 19 and the Kansas City Chiefs hopped up three rungs to No. 22 after knocking off the undefeated Green Bay Packers.

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