The Denver Broncos have suddenly morphed into a pass-happy offense, relying heavily on the rocket right arm of Jay Cutler.
The third-year quarterback threw the ball a career-most 50 times as the Broncos rallied for a 39-38 win over San Diego on Sunday.
The Broncos have loosened up the playbook, giving the boot to their familiar bootleg and taking more chances down the field. The wide-open approach has the Broncos leading the league in offense, averaging 463.5 yards a game.
The strategy has the Broncos looking a little like Indianapolis with Peyton Manning and New England with Tom Brady -- before his injury.