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Old 11-29-2012, 08:40 AM   #44
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Football Outsiders rank special teams based on a variety of factors. (kick %, return yards, etc.)

They have Denver ranked 8th (unadjusted) and 10th when adjusted for weather and altitude.

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/teamst

The two missed FGs by Prater last week probably didn't help, but surprisingly, they moved up one slot - apparently as a result of yardage in the return game and other teams having their own issues as bad weather moves in.

Not surprisingly, Baltimore is ranked #1 and New England is #2. Strangely enough, the Texans are ranked dead last.

Edit: I was curious to see how this stacked up against their ST rankings for Denver in past years. It's the highest the Broncos have been ranked since 2002:

2002: 8th
2003: 23d
2004: 24th
2005: 28th
2006: 15th
2007: 28th
2008: 31st
2009: 18th
2010: 27th
2011: 18th

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