Denver Broncos: 3 Takeaways vs. Redskins in Week 16

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 24: Quarterback Brock Osweiler
LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 24: Quarterback Brock Osweiler /
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The Denver Broncos lost to the Washington Redskins, 27-11, dropping their record to 5-10. Here are three takeaways from that game.

With the Denver Broncos losing their 11th game of the season, they are now looking forward to the offseason and the 2018 season. They are currently evaluating what they currently have on their roster and what moves they will need to make in the future.

Denver was the first team to put points on the scoreboard with a Brandon McManus 31-yard field goal, giving them a 3-0 lead going into the second quarter. The Washington Redskins answered back with a Dustin Hopkins 26-yard field goal. Then with two minutes and seven seconds left to play in the second quarter the Redskins scored on a Kirk Cousins 15-yard touchdown pass to Jamison Crowder to make the score 10-3 going into halftime.

Hopkins nailed a 29-yard field with three minutes and 30 seconds left in the third quarter to give the redskins a 13-3 lead. Kirk Cousins got busy in the fourth quarter, passing for two touchdowns. His first touchdown pass of the quarter was to Josh Doctson for 48-yards and the second touchdown pass was to Vernon Davis for 31-yards.

The Broncos tried to mount a comeback late in the fourth but ultimately fell short. Their final score of the game came off of a C.J. Anderson five yard touchdown run with 1:18 left in the game. Brock Osweiler threw a pass to Anderson to convert the two point conversion, making the final score 27-11.

Denver will be playing the Kansas City Chiefs next week to finish out the season. They currently sit dead last in the AFC West division. The Broncos will need lose next week to lock in a top ten draft slot for the NFL Draft. Winning should be their interest right now. If anything, it should be prepping for the offseason, getting their ducks in a row for free agency and the Draft.