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NFL power rankings roundup: Chargers moving up after win over Broncos

Oct 13, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers cornerback Craig Mager (29) reacts after recovering a fumble by Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (not pictured) during the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 13, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers cornerback Craig Mager (29) reacts after recovering a fumble by Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (not pictured) during the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Diego Chargers are sitting at 2-4 on the season, but there’s no doubt it’s an optimistic 2-4. By virtue of their win over the Denver Broncos and Kansas City’s victory over the Oakland Raiders, San Diego is currently just two games back in the AFC West.

The Chargers are coming off a 21-13 victory over the Broncos, and the game wasn’t even as close as the score indicates. In that game, the Chargers were able to slow down the Denver offense by getting after the quarterback. On offense, Philip Rivers got into a rhythm in the passing game and his open receivers. The only thing the team could really knock themselves for was the fact that they settled for too many field goals.

For most of the season, the Chargers have been sitting towards the bottom of most of the power rankings out there. But those that compile said rankings should respect the victory over the defending Super Bowl champions, right?

Let’s go around the web and see if that’s the case.

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