The Miami Dolphins had history in their grasps, but they showed a level of sportsmanship that many wouldn’t be capable of. With 70 points on the board and in field goal range, the Dolphins opted not to kick the field goal, choosing sportsmanship over the NFL’s scoring record.
That’s a classy move by a young head coach in Mike McDaniel. I’m not sure I would have done the same myself. It’s honestly impressive as hell.
Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel said earlier this week that despite a 2-0 start, the Dolphins had some things to clean up. Well, mission accomplished. The Dolphins not only cleaned things up, but they scored a franchise-record 70 points in a throttling of the Denver Broncos today.
Tua Tagovailoa was nearly perfect, completing 23-of-26 for 309 yards, four touchdowns, no interceptions, and a 155.8 passer rating. He even threw a no-look shovel pass touchdown to rookie De’Von Achane earlier this afternoon.
De’Von Achane has 212 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the ground and his backfield counterpart Raheem Moster has 82 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, 60 receiving yards, and a receiving touchdown. The backfield duo has combined for 384 yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns today!
Not to be forgotten, Tyreek Hill made nine catches for 157 yards and a touchdown. Whew. Did we get all that? The Dolphins cranked out 735 total yards (an NFL record) and a franchise-best 70 points with almost a quarter yet to play.