NFL Power Rankings: Denver Broncos Rank 3rd Heading Into Week Five


Sep 21, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) on the bench during the second half against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Denver 26-20. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The weekly National Football League Power Rankings are out and the number one team might surprise you. The 3-0 Cincinnati Bengals take the top reigns with the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks (2-1), sit right behind them at number two.

As far as the Denver Broncos go, they are ranked third in our weekly NFL Power Rankings.

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Denver has a tough task this weekend, facing the number four team in the power rankings, the Arizona Cardinals. Arizona is currently undefeated as noted above, earning a record of 3-0 with two of those wins coming with the backup quarterback (Drew Stanton).

Peyton Manning and his offensive full of weapons (Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Wes Welker, Julius Thomas, and Montee Ball) look to give the Cardinals’ defense fits Sunday afternoon at Sports Authority Field.

Complete Power Rankings:

1: Cincinnati Bengals (3-0)
2: Seattle Seahawks (2-1)
3: Denver Broncos (2-1)
4: Arizona Cardinals (3-0)
5: San Diego Chargers (3-1)
6: Baltimore Ravens (3-1)
7: Detroit Lions (3-1)
8: Philadelphia Eagles (3-1)
9: Indianapolis Colts (2-2)
10: Dallas Cowboys (3-1)
11: San Francisco 49ers (2-2)
12: Kansas City Chiefs (2-2)
13: Green Bay Packers (2-2)
14: Houston Texans (3-1)
15: Chicago Bears (2-2)
16: New England Patriots (2-2)
17: New York Giants (2-2)
18: Atlanta Falcons (2-2)
19: Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2)
20: New Orleans Saints (1-3)
21: Cleveland Browns (1-2)
22: Miami Dolphins (2-2)
23: Carolina Panthers (2-2)
24: Minnesota Vikings (2-2)
25: Buffalo Bills (2-2)
26: New York Jets (1-3)
27: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3)
28: St. Louis Rams (1-2)
29: Washington Redskins (1-3)
30: Tennessee Titans (1-3)
31: Oakland Raiders (0-4)
32: Jacksonville Jaguars (0-4)

Kickoff between the Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos is scheduled for 4:05 PM EST, 2:05 PM MST Sunday afternoon on FOX.