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2021 NFL Power Rankings: Denver Broncos

Throughout the 2021 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 11 roundup for the Broncos in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 20

Most important remaining game: Nov. 28 vs. Chargers

This game will be the Broncos' first back from the bye and their first following the 30-13 loss to the Eagles on Sunday. And it's at home, where the Broncos are just 2-3 this season, with of all three of their ugliest losses -- against Baltimore, Las Vegas and Philadelphia -- coming in front of the team's faithful. The Broncos need to come out of the bye with some on-field passion instead of postgame angst. If they are really going to be in the middle of the muddled AFC West race, they need to win this game to start a stretch run the right way. -- Jeff Legwold

NFL.com -- Rank: 23

The Broncos came into Week 10 hoping to prove that the previous Sunday's dominant win over the Cowboys wasn't a fluke -- then they stepped on the field and made all their doubters look smart. Denver delivered a flat and uninspired effort in a 30-13 home loss to the Eagles that showed just how far this team remains from serious contention in the AFC. Teddy Bridgewater played perhaps his worst game as a Bronco, piloting the offense to just one touchdown in five red-zone trips and making an apparent "business decision" on the Darius Slay 83-yard fumble return that sealed Denver's fate. It was a bad look for the quarterback and a bad way for the Broncos to hit the bye week.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 21

They got badly outplayed by the Eagles and Teddy Bridgewater doesn't appear to be getting it done at quarterback. Could a change be coming?

USA Today -- Rank: 22

On other side of bye, five of their final seven games occur against AFC West foes. Denver's fate doesn't look pretty, but at least players have a chance to control it.

The Athletic -- Rank: 21

Steal a player: Josh Allen, Bills quarterback

GM George Paton's decision to pass over Justin Fields and Mac Jones this spring in his first draft for cornerback Patrick Surtain II has been hotly debated, but the bigger quarterback "what if" is John Elway's decision to take pass rusher Bradley Chubb with the No. 5 pick in 2019 when Allen was still on the board. The decision has haunted the Broncos, and in this fictional exercise, they get a do-over and finally fix their unsolvable quarterback problem.

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