The Denver Broncos will head into Cleveland Thursday with a .500 record after losing for the fourth time in the last five games.
The Miami Dolphins bottled up Denver's ground game and intercepted Jay Cutler three times in a 26-17 win over the befuddled Broncos (4-4).
Cornerback Will Allen returned the second one of Cutler's mistakes 32 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter.
With Champ Bailey sidelined by a torn groin, Chad Pennington repeatedly picked on his replacement, Karl Paymah, who picked off one pass but otherwise was victimized all afternoon by Greg Camarillo, whose 11 receptions for 111 yards were season highs.
Ronnie Brown rushed 20 times for 59 yards, including a 2-yard scamper into the end zone with three minutes left to ice it for the Dolphins (4-4).