The 2017 Denver Broncos are moving perilously close to setting a franchise record for futility.

With their 35-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins — a game in which Trevor Siemian threw three interceptions and Denver too two safeties — Denver has now lost eight consecutive games, their longest losing streak since 1967.

One more loss would tie the ’67 squad and tie a franchise record for longest single-season losing streak.

The 2017 Broncos will try to snap their current skid with a home game against the New York Jets next Sunday.

Widely picked to be the worst team in the NFL after jettisoning much of their veteran talent, the Jets have surprised many. Now sitting at 5-7 after defeating the Chiefs at home on Sunday, New York can continue to flirt with a playoff bid with a win in Denver next week.

The Broncos, meanwhile, saw their playoff hopes come to an end Sunday with their ninth loss of the season. It will be just the sixth losing season during Pat Bowlen’s ownership tenure.

With nothing but pride to play for from here on out, the Broncos follow their home date with the Jets with a trip to Indianapolis on a short week. Thursday games always tend to favor the home team this late in the season, which doesn’t bode well for the Broncos.

A loss against the Jets and a loss in Indy would tie a franchise record for the longest single-season winless streak, set by the 1963 team. That group lost a pair of games before tying the Jets on Oct. 26, then losing their next seven. That season marked the first of consecutive 2-11-1 finishes — the worst record in the AFL both years.

After the game in Indianapolis, the Broncos will be in Washington on Christmas eve. Last year Denver played in Kansas City on Christmas day with their playoff hopes on the line and were blown out 33-10. It’s hard to envision a win in the nation’s capitol, despite Washington’s hot-and-cold season.

Three successive losses, which look very possible based on Denver’s play against Miami on Sunday, would ensure their ignominious place in Broncos history with both the longest losing and longest winless streak inside of a single season.

After the ’63 team went winless in their final 10 games, the ’64 team lost four in a row to open the season. The 11 consecutive losses over those two seasons is the longest true losing streak. Denver could break that mark should they lose all four games remaining on the schedule. The 14-game winless streak set over the 1963-64 seasons would also remain in play.