The Miami Dolphins have just put the entire league on notice. Not only did they go 3-0 on Sunday, but their utter humiliation of the Denver Broncos just proved to the rest of the NFL that the Dolphins are going to be a big problem this season.
After all, you should get some sort of recognition after a 70-20 win, right?
Miami Dolphins Destroy Denver Broncos
The Dolphins have just scored the most points in an NFL game since 1966. That’s 57 years in the making, in case you were wondering.
Tua Tagovailoa put in another eye-opening performance in this one as he led the charge for Miami in their mind-blowing blowout victory. The 25-year-old finished with 23-of-26 completed passes (that’s 88.4%!) for 309 yards, four touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Tua was on a mission in this one, and much like the Dolphins did, Tagovailoa has also made all sorts of waves across the football world with this amazing display.
Mike McDaniel Is a Class Act
The Dolphins actually had a chance to set the all-time scoring record on Sunday. In their final possession, they had an opportunity to score a field goal to set a new record, but instead, they took a knee.
After the game, head coach Mike McDaniel shed light on his decision not to go for the record, stating that that is “not really what I’m about.”
“I try to think through all my decisions with the importance that they do have. It felt like chasing points and chasing a record,” McDaniel said, via Josh Alper of PFT. “That’s not what we came to the game to do. That doesn’t have a bearing on the overall season outcome. I saw it as . . . 10 times out of 10 you concede and kneel down in those situations. Because there was an attainable record, that was cool, but I thought the message I thought it would send wasn’t really in line with how I view things.”
For his part, Broncos head coach Sean Payton admitted that it was indeed an “embarrassing” loss for his team. Being the class act that he is, McDaniel refused to add further misery to Denver’s day by placing them on the wrong end of an NFL scoring record. This obviously speaks volumes of the type of person Mike McDaniel is.