Another week, another loss and another drop in the NFL power rankings for the Denver Broncos. In SB Nation's Week 17 NFL Power Rankings, the Broncos fell four spots from No. 10 to No. 14:
14. Denver Broncos (8-7, LW: 10): After all the Tim Tebow hoopla, the Broncos have been beat up in two straight weeks. The real test comes this weekend when the Broncos just have to beat the Chiefs to clinch the division title.
And can you just imagine what will happen if Tebow and the Broncos lose what is essentially a playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs on New Year's Day? Tebow is probably going to be blamed in some form or fashion if that happens. The quarterback usually takes the blame for those types of things. Now, if it's another four interception game for Tebow that is another matter.
But even the four-game drop by the Broncos has them as the highest AFC West team. The Oakland Raiders come in right behind them at No. 15 and a chance at the playoffs. That is, as long as they defeat the San Diego Chargers and also see the Broncos lose to the Chiefs. Realistically, it's not far-fetched for that to happen.
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