15:00: The Browns start the second quarter with a first down at their 45-yard line.
Jerome Harrison gains 16 yards then 13 yards and the Browns are in business at the Broncos 26.
13:57: After a first down incompletion, Lewis takes it up the middle and is horse collared down by Jamie Winborn. Flags quickly fly and the Browns have the ball at the 11-yard line.
13:00: Lewis gets 4-yards on the next play and then Quinn misses to Braylon Edwards and Steve Heiden. On comes Phil Dawson who burries a 24-yard field goal giving the Browns a 10-7 lead.
12:45: After dropping the kickoff, Royal can only get the ball to the 15-yard line. Out comes Cutler and the Broncos offense. Cutler’s 128 first-quarter passing yards are the most first quarter passing yards of his career and the fifth highest total in the NFL this season. (Thanks to stat guru Patrick Smyth)
12:39: Cutler starts the drive looking for Marshall, but he is well covered and the pass falls incomplete. On second down, Daniel Graham is flagged for holding after a Torain 8-yard run and it is now 2nd and 13. Timeout Broncos.
12:04: After the timeout, Cutler is picked off by Brodney Pool. Looks like a miscommunication between the two.
10:50: After a short gain by Lewis and a 4-yard pass from Quinn to Heinden, the Browns add onto their lead as Quinn and Winslow hook up for their second touchdown on the evening. Extra point is good, Browns 17 – Broncos 7.
10:24: Broncos start their drive at the 23-yard line … Torain gets seven on first and second down giving the Broncos a first down.
9:01: Torain continues his big gains, getting 9-yards on first down and patting each of his lineman on his way back to the huddle.
8:01: After a gaining six yards on first down, Torain remains on the ground. It looked from here that a Browns player fell on his legs. Torain is able to get up and jog off the field.
7:32: Cutler finds Scheffler for 24 yards, and the Broncos are in the red zone.
6:48: Cutler just misses Daniel Graham on what would have been a touchdown had he caught it … on third down Cutler throws a jump ball for Scheffler who interfered with Mike Adams of the Browns. Now it is third and 18.
5:52: Marshall is able to pick up a few yards on third down and on fourth down Prater hits from 35-yards out narrowing the lead to 17-10.
5:48: Prater negates the dangerous Cribbs with a deep kick in the endzone that goes for a touchback. First down Browns at the 20.
5:42: The Quinn – Winslow connections continues, with 15-yard reception on first down … after short gains, the Browns move into Denver territory as Quinn and Heiden hook up for 14 yards.
2:00: Two-minute warning and Browns facing a 3rd and 5 from the Broncos 38-yard line.
INJURY UPDATE: Ryan Torain has a left knee sprain and Selvin Young has a groin injury. Both are questionable to return.
2:00: The Browns are unable to pick up the first down and there is some debate on the Browns bench about whether or not to go for it on fourth down. The debate is going to go a bit longer as the Browns call a timeout.
1:14: Decision made and out comes the field goal unit. Phil Dawson splits the uprights from 52 yards. Browns go back up by 10, 20-10.
1:09: Dawson, fresh off his field goal, sends the kickoff through the endzone. First down Broncos at the 20… Cutler finds Marshall wide open on first down, but Marshall couldn’t hang on.
1:04: After completions to Stokley and Marshall, the Broncos have the ball at their 37-yard line. Timeout Broncos.
0:41: Broncos in hurry up … 9-yards to Marshall … Cutler with a sneak gets the ball into Browns territory and the Broncos call their final timeout.
0:16: Cutler incomplete to Marshall, and he got rocked after the throw by Willie McGinest. The half ends after a Cutler run. Broncos trail 20-10.