- The Washington Times - Friday, November 7, 2008

CLEVELAND | Jay Cutler turned Brady Quinn’s big night into his own prime-time showcase.

Cutler passed for a career-high 447 yards, throwing three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter - the last an 11-yarder to Brandon Marshall with 1:14 remaining - to rally the broken Denver Broncos to a 34-30 win over the Cleveland Browns, spoiling Quinn’s highly hyped debut as an NFL starter.

The Broncos (5-4) entered the fourth quarter trailing 23-13, but Cutler, borrowing a page out of John Elway’s comeback playbook, brought Denver back. He recorded his fifth career fourth-quarter comeback despite losing two more running backs to injuries and having only his fullback to carry the ball.

Cutler threw a 93-yard scoring pass to rookie wide receiver Eddie Royal and a 28-yarder to tight end Daniel Graham and then finished off the Browns like so many Denver teams have done in the past with his toss to Marshall in the corner of the end zone.

The Broncos have beaten Cleveland eight straight times and been the Browns’ longtime nemeses, beating them three times in AFC title games.

Cutler finished 24-for-42 with three touchdowns and one interception. He piled up 204 yards passing in the fourth quarter.

Quinn threw two touchdown passes to Kellen Winslow and went 23-for-35 for 239 yards.



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