It seemed like the perfect night for Brady Quinn to start. Denver’s pass defense isn’t that great but could hold its own. It was Quinn’s first ever NFL start and he was ready to go. On his second drive of the game Quinn would throw is first NFL touchdown pass to tight end Kellen Winslow.
Quinn would find Winslow twice. Brady also had a total of 239 yards passing.
Denver would atleast keep it close in the first half only being down 20-10. Running back Ryan Torain would run for 68 yards and a touchdown, but he would injure his knee and would miss the entire rest of the game. With Denver’s running game shot, it would be up to Jay Cutler to lead Denver back in the second half. He did just that.
Cutler would thrown three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to give Denver the 34-30 win over Cleveland. He would finish with 447 passing yards on 24 of 42 passing. Eddie Royal had six receptions for 164 yards and a touchdown reception.
Imagine if Cleveland’s defense wasn’t so bad, they could possibly be a contender in the AFC North.