NFL Power Rankings: Top 10 Through Week Three

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Sep 23, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) prepares to pass against the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

2. Denver Broncos (3-0)

Yes, I believe even the Broncos and their super offense aren’t that close to the Seahawks right now. Of course, I would place the Broncos in a category of their own as well with the way they’ve been running over teams left and right. Peyton Manning may have his best season yet, with the likes of Wes Welker, Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas and Eric Decker catching his passes. They dismantled the poor Raiders defense last night to the tune of 27 points, and three touchdown passes from Manning, and this was only in the first half. They did let off the throttle a bit in   half as Manning did not throw for any touchdowns, but his overall line was still incredibly impressive, going 32/37 for 374 yards and three touchdowns. Eric Decker was the leading receiver of choice for the Broncos this week catching eight passes for 133 yards and a touchdown as well. Tight end Julius Thomas and Wes Welker each caught touchdown passes as well. This might be the most dynamic and powerful offense of all-time, but I still see some major holes in the defense. The Broncos defense gave up 281 passing yards to Terrelle Pryor, and while this isn’t to say that Pryor is a bad player, he’s not the most polished passer we’ve seen. But still, until he left with a concussion, he was slicing and dicing the Broncos defense. This is something that needs to improve as they start to face real competition, and teams with much better, more polished passing games. But until then, the Broncos are riding high at Mile High.

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