Browns, Hillis capitalize on terrible Broncos trade - NFL - Yahoo! Sports Just learned that Peyton Hillis was a Bronco and Josh McDaniels traded Peyton Hillis to the Cleveland Browns for Brady Quinn (a Notre Dame product and Charlie Wiess prodigy). Mangini and Holmgren hoodwinked the Broncos big time on this one and the Patriots got screwed on Sunday. Meanwhile the Jets narrowly beat a poor Bronco team without Peyton Hillis and struggled to beat a mediocre Detriot team. We will have to beat either Pittsburgh or Indianapolis plus beat the Jets, Dolphins, Bills and two of three of the NFC teams to assure ourselves of a playoff spot. I can see one 11 and 5 AFC team getting frozen out of the playoffs due to the AFC west being horrible and only three or four stong NFC teams (Giants, Saints, Falcons, and Eagles, perhaps you can put Green Bay in here also). We have to hope Cleveland can step up and beat the Jets, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Indianapolis to cancel out our loss there. If they can do it, then we know they were going to be good anyway and the shame will go away.