NFL Power Rankings: Top Ten After Week Four

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Sep 29, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos fan holds up a touchdown sign after a blocked punt by Denver Broncos linebacker Steven Johnson (not pictured) against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

2. Denver Broncos (4-0):

Peyton Manning is on a whole other level right now, and the Broncos are simply rolling at the moment. Peyton Manning continued his dominance of the NFL passing game throwing for four more touchdowns and no interceptions, as he led the Denver Broncos to a 52-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles at Mile High. The usual suspects made impacts in the passing game for the Broncos. Wes Welker caught seven catches for 76 yards and two touchdowns, Demaryius Thomas caught nine passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns as well, and Eric Decker added five catches for 88 yards. The running game also showed up and was a force led by Moreno, who carried it for 12 times for 78 yards and a touchdown, and maybe most encouraging, was that Montee Ball had eight carries and didn’t once fumble it! Probably most importantly, the Broncos managed to shut down LeSean McCoy for the first time this season, as he only had 16 carries for 73 yards and didn’t even sniff the end zone. I know that Patriots fans have always talked about the “Bend but don’t break” kind of defensive mentality, but I think the Broncos have picked up this mantra as well. The Broncos have been giving up a ton of yardage, but have managed to lock down when needed to, and also make some timely plays, which included a Trindon Holiday 105 kickoff return for a touchdown, and a blocked punt return for a touchdown as well. The Broncos are flying right now, and it doesn’t seem like anyone can slow down this high octane offense.

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