Broncos lose to Raiders 27-14, finish 7th straight losing season

The Denver Broncos lost to the Las Vegas Raiders 27-14 on Sunday afternoon, marking the end of their seventh straight losing season (8-9) and their eighth straight season outside of the playoffs.

Denver last posted a winning record when Gary Kubiak led the team to a 9-7 finish in his final season with the club in 2016. Kubiak was also in charge the last time the Broncos won a playoff game, a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 in 2015.

Since then, Denver has gone through three full-time head coaches — Vance Joseph, Vic Fangio and Nathaniel Hackett — plus an interim coach in Jerry Rosburg before landing on Sean Payton, who took over ahead of the 2023 campaign.

Peyton Manning retired following Super Bowl 50 and the Broncos have had 13 starting quarterbacks since then, with Jarrett Stidham being the most recent addition.

Payton will look to turn things around in 2024 by helping Denver reach the playoffs for the first time since 2015. In order to do that, Payton will have to address the QB situation, something his predecessors failed to get right. Time will tell if Payton can buck the trend.

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