A week following the absolutely stunning miracle catch by Brandon Stokley against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Broncos hope to refocus on their opponent this week, the Cleveland Browns. The pass last week which was originally to wide reciever Brandon Marshall but the Bengals cornerback Leon Hall tipped the ball into the air and it fell to Stokley, who completed the 87-yard scoring sequence the longest winning play from scrimmage in the final minute of a game in NFL history. One of most glaring problems for Denver came midway through the fourth quarter, as the offense sputtered in attempting to extend a six-point lead while on the Bengals’ 24. The line committed two penalties and Orton took a sack on sequential plays to move the Broncos out of Matt Prater's field goal range. Josh McDaniels felt like the last couple drives was bad football. The Broncos defense didn't seem to do much better as they allowed the Bengals to march 91 yards to get the go-ahead TD with 38 seconds to play
Orton may need to show some improvement as the Broncos attempt to start 2-0 for a third consecutive season. The quarterback had 156 passing yards prior to Stokley’s long TD and finished completing 17 of 28 passes while getting sacked three times.
He could use some help from Marshall, who had four catches for 27 yards after missing most of the preseason recuperating from hip surgery, protesting his contract and serving a team-imposed suspension.
Quinn was 15 of 28 for 117 yards with an interception and a 49.3 rating before the final drive. He finished completing 21 of 35 passes for 205 yards.
The Broncos hope to prevail once again in week 2.