Rapid reaction: Dolphins 26, Broncos 17

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

DENVER -- The Broncos had their chance and they blew it.

Sound familiar?

The Broncos came off their bye week and were the same sloppy outfit that they were in recent weeks. Denver quarterback Jay Cutler had his worst game of the season, throwing three interceptions. Denver, which has lost four of its past five games, fell to 4-4. The Broncos have 15 turnovers in their four defeats.

Still, Denver is in first place in the awful AFC West. San Diego, which is on a bye this week, is 3-5.

But Denver looks like anything but a first-place club. Besides Cutler's interceptions, the Broncos had a touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall nullfied for offensive pass interference and played poor defense.

The Broncos are floundering badly, and there's more bad news: They have to play on a short week Thursday at Cleveland.