Posted Thu Sep 23rd by Monty
Our weekly perusal around the Interwebz for water cooler fodder. (Number in parenthesis represents last week’s ranking).
ESPN: 22nd (25)
Visit from Indianapolis will be a big gauge of status
FOX: 15th (28)
Kyle Orton is quickly becoming the NFL’s most underrated passer. You have to wonder if the team will involve rookie QB Tim Tebow into the offense going forward with Orton playing so well. With the offense starting to take off, the defense has to find a way to muster up a consistent pass rush.
Sports Illustrated: 22nd (28)
The Broncos are in the midst of a very difficult week, preparing for a game while still absorbing the shock of receiver Kenny McKinley’s apparent suicide. The Colts are their opponent, and Indy has fairly well owned Denver in the Peyton Manning era, going 7-2 and twice knocking the Mike Shanahan-coached Broncos out of the playoffs.
CBS: 25th (26)
They bounced back nicely from their opening-day disaster. Kyle Orton impressed. The best thing: They didn’t put Tim Tebow into the game to ruin the flow.
Yahoo!/PFW: 20th (23)
You can’t question QB Kyle Orton’s ability to run the offense under Josh McDaniels in Denver.
USA Today: 21st (23)
Demaryius Thomas paid immediate dividends in his debut.
Average rank: 20.83. Average change: +4.67