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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Denver Broncos

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Denver Broncos rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 12 roundup for the Broncos in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 24

Be thankful for: Justin Simmons and Jerry Jeudy. Simmons has been terrific this year and is by all accounts exactly what teams should be looking for in a cornerstone player. The Broncos are going to have to pay big to keep him this offseason. And Jeudy's season hasn't gotten much attention because Denver's offense has been tough to watch, but he's got a legit shot at 1,000 yards. Only eight rookies have hit that mark in the last 10 years. The Broncos have a lot to figure out this offseason, but they've at least got two fun, young players.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 19

The defense came up big against Miami, which is a good sign. Now they get a chance to face Taysom Hill and his multi-dimensional quarterbacking style.

USA Today -- Rank: 19

Major roster questions loom given two of their top players of 2020, emergent LT Garett Bolles and S Justin Simmons, are headed for free agency.

ESPN -- Rank: 21

What they're thankful for: Some backbone

Sure, their bad moments have been really bad. They have 13 players on injured reserve (a list that includes Von Miller, Courtland Sutton and Jurrell Casey), have dealt with several COVID-19 cases, had an unexpected bye when the Week 5 Patriots game was moved and have 12 players 23 years old or younger on the roster. Yet they've kept digging in and shown some toughness, highlighted by Sunday's win over the Miami Dolphins. That won't get them a merit badge, but there have been more talented teams that didn't work this hard to try and overcome as much as this team has. -- Jeff Legwold

NFL.com -- Rank: 22

Vic Fangio has had his share of heartbreaking losses in his time as Broncos head coach, but the Misery Index would have hit a perfect 10.0 had Melvin Gordon's goal line fumble allowed the Dolphins to somehow steal a win at Mile High. Thankfully, All-Pro safety Justin Simmons made an acrobatic interception in the end zone to seal the victory. It was a great game overall for the Denver defense, which confused, bruised and battered rookie Tua Tagovailoa to the point that Brian Flores lifted his rookie in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick. That was all part of the plan for Fangio, who believed Denver could rattle Tua all the way to the bench with the right scheme. Mission accomplished for the Broncos, who could continue to give playoff contenders fits the rest of the way.

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