MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins scored essentially the most factors in a sport by an NFL workforce since 1966, overwhelming the Denver Broncos 70-20 on Sunday behind rookie speedster De’Von Achane’s 203 yards dashing and Tua Tagovailoa’s no-look shovel-pass TD.
The Dolphins set a franchise file for scoring and completed two factors shy of the NFL’s regular-season file — set in 1966 when Washington scored 72 factors in opposition to the Giants. They’re the fourth workforce in NFL historical past to attain no less than 70 factors in a regular-season or playoff sport.
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Lots of their starters, together with Tagovailoa and star receiver Tyreek Hill, have been pulled from the sport early within the fourth quarter.
Achane caught a 10-yard TD go from Tagovailoa — the quarterback’s fourth TD — within the fourth, and Jason Sanders transformed the additional level that made it 56-13 and broke Miami’s franchise scoring file of 55 set in opposition to St. Louis on Nov. 24, 1977.
Hill caught a 54-yard landing go on Miami’s opening drive en path to 157 yards receiving on 9 catches.
Miami scored touchdowns on eight of 9 drives earlier than Mike White changed Tagovailoa within the fourth. Raheem Mostert had his second straight multiple-touchdown sport with three dashing TDs and a TD catch.
Tagovailoa discovered a wide-open Hill on the Dolphins’ third play of the sport for the duo’s fourth landing connection of the season. Hill had 9.7 yards of separation from the closest Broncos defender when the go arrived, in accordance with NFL NextGen stats.
Tagovailoa, the NFL’s main passer, regarded to his left then flipped a 4-yard go to Achane, which gave Miami a 21-7 lead within the second. Tagovailoa accomplished every of his first 17 go makes an attempt.
His first incompletion got here with 9:44 left within the third when he barely underthrew Hill. He completed one completion shy of Miami’s franchise file, which was set by Ryan Tannehill in 2015 when he accomplished 18 consecutive passes over a two-game span.
Achane averaged 11.3 yards per carry and had an electrical 67-yard landing run within the fourth that capped Miami’s scoring at 70. He additionally had a bodily 8-yard dashing TD within the first that made it 14-0.
Denver’s protection, down beginning security Justin Simmons (hip) and linebacker Frank Clark (hip), acquired a uncommon cease with 4:52 left within the first half when the Dolphins couldn’t convert on fourth-and-1 at their 34, however the Broncos punted on the following drive.
Russell Wilson began a season 0-3 for the primary time in his profession as Denver merely couldn’t preserve tempo with Miami’s scoring.
Wilson was 23 of 38 with 306 yards and an interception. He had a 12-yard TD go to Courtland Sutton on Denver’s second possession. It was the second TD catch of the season for Sutton, who led Denver with 91 yards on eight catches Sunday.
Sutton had two fumbles, each of which have been knocked out by Dolphins security Jevon Holland. The primary led to a 3-yard run by Mostert that made it 35-10 simply earlier than halftime. The second resulted in Mostert’s 19-yard TD catch within the third.
Just one coach in Broncos historical past began out worse than first-year coach Sean Payton has at 0-3, and that’s Miami’s defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who misplaced his first 4 video games as Denver’s head coach in 2019.
Will Lutz had kicks of 31 and 25 yards for Denver, and rookie Marvin Mims Jr. returned a kickoff 99 yards for a rating within the fourth.
Robbie Chosen, who was activated from the apply squad, caught a 68-yard TD go from White.
NO WADDLE, NO PROBLEM
Receiver Jaylen Waddle missed the primary sport of his profession whereas within the concussion protocol after a helmet-to-helmet hit final week. Waddle has surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in every of his first two seasons, however with out him, Miami’s offense recorded 726 whole yards of offense.
Broncos: LB Jesey Jewell, Denver’s main tackler, left within the first half with a groin damage and didn’t return.
Dolphins: WR River Cracraft injured his shoulder within the second quarter and was dominated out. … Jaelan Philips left simply earlier than halftime with an indirect damage. … Williams left within the third quarter with a groin damage.
Broncos: At Chicago on Oct. 1.
Dolphins: At Buffalo on Oct. 1.
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