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Instant Reactions: Vance Joseph is no longer having the time of his life

Its finally over.

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos season mercifully came to a conclusion this evening with a 27-24 defeat to the division rival Kansas City Chiefs. The Broncos finish the season with an unacceptable 5-11 record.

This game went as many others went throughout the season. The offense wasn’t great, some poor blocking, multiple turnovers, the defense couldn’t recover from all these turnovers, and Vance Joseph looked overwhelmed and was once again out coached.

This is why he is expected to be fired by the Broncos either later tonight or tomorrow on “Black Monday” per multiple reports.

Joseph only makes it for one season with the Broncos if these reports/rumors are correct(which they probably are). Is it the right or wrong move will be debated, but it’s something that had to happen.

He just looked overwhelmed and lost, it had to happen.

As for the game? It was basically a preseason game without the excitement of a regular season only a few weeks away. A bunch of the Broncos defensive starters spent most of the game on the bench while the backups/youngsters picked up some playing time.

Only real highlights for the offense was C.J. Anderson getting above the 1,000 rushing yards yard mark for the first time in his career and rookie De’Angelo Henderson taking a screen pass to the end zone.

As for the defense? Linebacker Zaire Anderson scooped up a fumble for a defensive touchdown.

There was also the rogue sheep.

As for Paxton Lynch, he finished the game 21 for 31, for 254 yards, 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions and 1 lost fumble. It was an up and down game for Lynch who faced the Chiefs JV team on defense. He had his moments, but hard to gauge his play with so many key Chief defenders inactive or sitting out the game. This game likely will not stop the Broncos from signing a veteran and/or drafting a quarterback in the top 5 of the 2018 NFL Draft.

The rough 2017 Denver Broncos season finally comes to an end. It’s going to be a long and potentially fun offseason for us, so let's get ready for that and put this rough season behind us.