Gates’ Top NFL Team From Week 3

De'Von Achane, Dolphins Week 3

We are now through Week 3 of the NFL season. However, if you are a Denver Broncos fan, you probably wish it was Week 18. That should tell you all you need to know about this week’s top team, the Miami Dolphins. 

This choice was pretty evident after Miami’s offense scored 70 points. The last time a team scored that many points was nearly 40 years ago.

The Last Time An NFL Team Scored 70+ Points

The last time an NFL team had a 70-point performance was 1966. This was before America sent an astronaut to the moon, and at the the time, the United States was sending nearly 500,000 troops to Vietnam.


The last game that saw a team drop 70 was in November of 1966 when Washington took on the New York Giants. The final score was 72-41, setting an NFL record for most points between two teams in one game. Miami’s score was tied for second in NFL history with the Los Angeles Rams when they won 70-27 over the Baltimore Colts in 1950. 

Welcome to Miami 

In “Miami,” Will Smith sings, “Party in the city when the heat is on.” And you can bet the Dolphins brought the heat with a total of 10 touchdowns on the day. Eight of those scores went to running backs Raheem Mostert (four TDs) and rookie De’Von Achane (four TDs). 


Achane, a rookie who was drafted in the third round at pick No. 84, was a beast. He had 18 carries for 203 yards (with an average of 11.3 yards per run) and two touchdowns just on the ground alone. Mind you, he’s a rookie and this is his second game as an NFL player after being inactive in Week 4.

Tua Tagovipartytime

Tua Tagovailoa had himself a day, going 23 of 26 for 309 yards and four touchdowns. He cooked Denver’s defense into a five-course meal. That’s how good he was. You knew the game was going to be over once Tyreek Hill scored his game-opening touchdown that turned the Broncos’ secondary into barbecue chicken. 

You know it’s bad for the Broncos when Robbie Chosen has a touchdown (courtesy of Mike White, who went 2-for-2 with 67 yards). Miami benched Tagovailoa in the fourth quarter and proceeded to score an additional 21 points. Tagovailoa led a congo line after the Dolphins scored. All this happened without their WR2, Jaylen Waddle The Dolphins look like the best team in the NFL, let alone the AFC. They can beat you in different ways, both on the ground and in the air. Once playoffs roll around, the Dolphins are going to be a force to be reckoned with. 

I’m Sorry, Broncos Fans

You just witnessed a massacre. Vance Joseph needs to go because Miami only scored on offense (they didn’t have a defense or special teams touchdown). You can’t let up 70 points as a defensive coordinator and expect to keep your job. 


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