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Broncos Cruise To Victory Over Redskins In Third Preseason Game

LANDOVER, Md. (CBS4) - The Denver Broncos traveled to the D.C. area and beat up on the Washington Redskins Friday night.

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Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos rushes past Josh Norman #24 of the Washington Redskins in the first half during a preseason game at FedExField on August 24, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The Broncos won their third preseason game against the Redskins in dominant fashion. The final score was 29-17 at FedExField.

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Wide receiver Courtland Sutton of the Denver Broncos makes a catch at FedExField on Aug. 4, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Quarterback Case Keenum and the Broncos' first-team offense scored two touchdowns and added a field goal in five series of work, led by dual-threat receiver Emmanuel Sanders. He was responsible for all 75 of Denver's yards on its second touchdown drive, catching passes of 15 and 33 yards from Keenum and scoring on a 27-yard end-around.

Sanders finished with 88 all-purpose yards.

Keenum was 12 of 18 for 148 yards before giving way to backup Chad Kelly. After Kelly was 7 of 11 for 70 yards in the third quarter, the Broncos turned to demoted QB Paxton Lynch to finish the game when up 26-10. The 2016 first-round pick completed three of seven pass attempts for 39 yards and had a 5-yard rush in what was as much a trade audition as a chance to show Denver brass he should stick around.

Denver improved to 1-2 in the preseason.

PHOTO GALLERY: Broncos 29, Redskins 17

Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas again were absent from the sideline during the national anthem and jogged out of the tunnel immediately after.

Every Redskins player stood on the sideline, as they did in their first two preseason games.

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