Are the Broncos the fourth-best pro sports team in Denver?
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The last 100 hours have been good for Denver pro sports teams. Since Wednesday, the Broncos, Avalanche and Nuggets combined for six wins in six games. Add in the Rapids’ tie and Colorado pro teams have not lost a game since the Avs dropped their overtime game to the Rangers on Tuesday.
But given the success of the Rockies and the hot starts for the Nuggets and Avs, have the Broncos fallen to the bottom of the ranks among Denver’s big four sport teams? Here’s my ranking of the teams:
1. Rockies — After earning a second consecutive playoff berth in a sport that only allows five of the 16 teams of each league to enter the postseason, Colorado comes in at the top spot.
2. Avalanche — A year after Colorado made its first playoff appearance in four seasons, the Avs have opened up the 2018-19 season red hot. In eight games, they have a 5-1-2 record and the MGM line has combined for an astonishing 38 points (17 goals and 21 assists).
3. Nuggets — Two straight seasons of missing the playoffs by just one game, Denver enters the 2018-19 season with a chip on its shoulder and an incredibly young core that’s on the verge of emerging and shaking up the NBA’s hierarchy. A 3-0 start — including a close win Sunday over the defending champion Warriors — offers much hope for Nuggets fans.
4. Broncos — Denver’s 45-10 butt-whoopin’ of the hapless Cardinals last Thursday returns some hope to a season that seemed lost after a four-game losing streak. There are moments where this team looks like it can shine, from wins over Seattle and Oakland to close losses to Super Bowl contenders Rams and Chiefs. But that terrible effort against the Jets brought back bad memories of the 2017 season.
— Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post
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