Cutler's first interception hurts Denver

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

DENVER -- Jay Cutler's first interception of the season was an ill-timed one.

On third and goal with less than six minutes to go, Cutler was intercepted by San Diego rookie cornerback Antoine Cason at the goal line.

The Chargers took over the ball at their own 9 with 5:30 to go with Denver leading 31-30. However, a few plays later, Philip Rivers hit Darren Sproles for a 66-yard touchdown pass to give San Diego a 38-31 lead.

Cutler did not throw an interception last week at Oakland and in the first 54-plus minutes today. He also didn't throw in an interception in five quarters of play in the preseason.