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2017 Schedule
3-7, 4th in AFC West

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Former Denver Broncos linebacker Karl Mecklenburg, safety Steve Atwater, safety John Lynch and safety Brian Dawkins were among the 27 modern era semifinalists selected Tuesday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018. Mecklenburg, Atwater and Lynch are in the Broncos Ring of Fame. The list of 27 semifinalists will now be trimmed to 15 modern era finalists and as many as five modern era finalists will then be selected for the Hall's Class of 2018. The Hall's Board of Selectors will meet the day before the Super Bowl to select the Class of 2018.

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Elway on calling Broncos 'soft': I'm at front

John Elway clarified his comments about the Broncos getting "soft," saying Tuesday in a radio interview that he was referring to the entire organization and that he would "put myself first in line."

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos have decided it's time to take a look at Paxton Lynch at quarterback. Lynch will start Sunday against the Oakland Raiders as the Broncos try to snap a six-game losing streak. The Broncos are expected to take a slimmed-down gameplan into the week to see if that helps their efficiency and get Lynch settled in some behind center.

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FPI: Broncos headed toward top-10 pick

If the season ended today, Denver would pick in the top five for just the second time since 1991 (No. 2 overall in 2011 - Von Miller). That may not be the case come season's end, but FPI still sees the Broncos landing in the top 10.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: The Denver Broncos plan to make a change and start Paxton Lynch at quarterback in Week 12. Announcement is expected Wednesday.

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Source: Broncos to start Lynch at QB Sunday

Paxton Lynch, who hasn't played this season because of a shoulder injury, is taking over as the Broncos' starting quarterback this week.

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Power Rankings: Broncos stumble to No. 27

The Broncos have rapidly deteriorated, dropping six straight games and falling five spots in this week's Power Rankings. This season couldn't get much worse for Denver.

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Grading the quarterback play for the Broncos

Where to start with all of the issues that have hampered Denver's passing game this season? Trevor Siemian and Brock Osweiler? Lack of pass protection? Turnovers? The list goes on.

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Elway calls Broncos soft (0:26)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vance Joseph on the team's radio partner a few minutes ago on what he wants from newly named offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave: "I have confidence Bill can give us what we want in the pass game … as far as progressions, reads and providing this offense with more completed passes.'' Joseph also said he has not decided who the starting quarterback will be against the Oakland Raiders Sunday adding that he wants to sit down with Musgrave and see which quarterback fits best with what Musgrave wants to do.

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Elway shaking up the Broncos' offense (1:24)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

With Bill Musgrave now replacing Mike McCoy as Broncos' offensive coordinator, Klint Kubiak will serve as the team's quarterbacks coach. Musgrave has been the quarterbacks coach and Kubiak has been an offensive assistant for the last two seasons.

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Broncos promote Musgrave to offensive coordinator (0:46)

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The Broncos have fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. Denver's offense was near the bottom of the NFL this season.

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Are the Broncos too 'soft?' (1:58)
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Broncos frustrated following sixth straight loss (1:07)
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Miller feels sick after Broncos' tough loss (0:42)

Team Stats

Passing Yards216.918th
Rushing Yards112.915th
Points For18.324th
Points Against25.9Tied-27th