The Dolphins entered Sunday’s game against the Broncos with back-to-back wins.
When triple zeroes lit up the scoreboard at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami didn’t just win its third consecutive game. The Dolphins dropped a whopping 70 points on the Broncos on their way to a 70-20 victory against Denver.
While Miami finished two points shy of the NFL’s record for most points in a game (72), the Dolphins surpassed their franchise record for most points in a game (56). They also eclipsed the team’s previous record for most yards ever in a game (595), finishing with a total of 726 in the game.
NFL fans were thrilled to see the Dolphins’ offensive firepower against a Broncos’ squad led by head coach Sean Payton and quarterback Russell Wilson. During the offseason, Payton took multiple jabs at former Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett—now the Jets offensive coordinator—for his poor performance with the franchise last season. After Denver surrendered 70 points, it appears that Payton might not be much better than Hackett in only three weeks of the season.
Dolphins are the first @NFL team to score 70 since the Rams did it to the Colts in 1950.— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) September 24, 2023
Dolphins win 70-20. I've never seen anything like it outside of Madden.— Marcel Louis-Jacques (@Marcel_LJ) September 24, 2023
376 passing yards. 350 rushing yards. 10.2 yards per play. 10 touchdowns in 13 drives.
They're the 4th team in NFL history to score 70 or more points in a single game, the first to do so since 1966.
DEN 20 - 70 MIA— Scorigami (@NFL_Scorigami) September 24, 2023
That's Scorigami!! It's the 1077th unique final score in NFL history.
The Dolphins have scored 70 points, the most in the NFL since 1966. pic.twitter.com/ZHErV5azzU— StatMuse (@statmuse) September 24, 2023
Mood in Miami Gardens after 🐬 historic day: pic.twitter.com/6L5J7aM5LV— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) September 24, 2023