The Broncos were the biggest risers in the poll, jumping from No. 14 to No. 8. The loss hurt the Chargers, who sank from No. 11 to No. 16.
The Chargers weren't the biggest losers of the week though. That dishonor belongs to the Pittsburgh Steelers, who dropped 11 spots all the way until No. 23 after their embarrassing loss to the Tennessee Titans on Thursday.
There was a big shake-up in the top 10 after the Falcons. Behind Atlanta are: Baltimore (up two spots), Chicago (+3), the New York Giants (+3), Houston (down 3 after the Texans' first loss of the season), Seattle (+3), San Francisco (-4), Denver (+6), Green Bay (+6) and New England (-4).
You can read the entire list of The Times' NFL power rankings.