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2 winners, 6 losers in Broncos season-ending loss

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The Broncos loss gives the franchise back-to-back double-digit loss seasons for the first time in 50 years.

The end is here.

The 2018 season is mercifully over, but the real excitement starts now. How long until John Elway makes the overdue change at head coach for the Denver Broncos?

After the latest debacle for this franchise, this time a 23-9 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, major changes need to happen. The Broncos finish the 2018 season 6-10. Denver has now had back-to-back losing seasons for the first time in 46 years, and now has back-to-back double-digit losing seasons for the first time in 50.

Vance Joseph has secured his place in Broncos’ history. Hopefully his tenure ends for good come Monday.

Winners

Denver’s defense

The guys on the defensive side of the ball did their job and put the team in a position to win on Sunday. The Broncos defense forced three turnovers (one of the four was the Chargers defense fumbling) and came to play.

Mutton bustin’

By all accounts this halftime show was the most exciting thing to watch on the Mile High turf on Sunday. Too bad CBS didn’t have that on TV.

Losers

Vance Joseph

This two-year error can’t end soon enough. Elway just needs to do it and get it over with. Plus, the last thing anyone wants is for him to sleep on this decision and change his mind again.

Bill Musgrave

Rinse, lather, repeat. He needs to go with Joseph.

Case Keenum

The Broncos quarterback will more than likely get another season in Denver, but he was awful in the final game of the season. There were plenty of metaphors for this team over the season, but the interception on the two-point conversion is near the top of the list.

Garett Bolles (or is it Garett Holds?)

After two years, the left tackle is doing the same ol’ shit — holding. The franchise won’t give up on him, but he needs to make huge strides in the offseason. Anything less from Bolles is unacceptable.

The Broncos

Oh how far this team has fallen in three years. There isn’t one person to blame for this failure, it’s on every single person in the organization. What will be done to fix it? With no owner, no leadership at the top, no coach or quarterback, it’s hard to see how this changes.

The fans

Not since the 1960s and early ‘70s have we seen the Broncos sink as low as they have over the last two seasons. At least it’s over, we can wash this stank off and get ready for 2019 like we always do — with the expectation of another Lombardi Trophy.