- Dolphins in 70 point win
- Mahomes reaches 25,000 passing yards in Chiefs victory
- Cardinals see off Cowboys
The Miami Dolphins enjoyed a record breaking win over the Denver Broncos, Patrick Mahomes became the fastest quarterback to reach 25,000 passing yards in a win for the Chiefs, while the Cardinals claimed a surprise victory over the Cowboys.
Dolphins dominate Broncos in record breaking win
In a record-breaking performance, the Miami Dolphins unleashed an offensive onslaught, amassing over 700 yards on their way to a historic 70-20 victory against the Denver Broncos this Sunday.
Under the helm of Mike McDaniel, the Dolphins secured the highest point total by an NFL team since 1966, marking only the fourth instance of a team reaching the 70-point mark in NFL history. Although they fell just shy of the regular-season record of 72 points set by Washington, Miami’s dominance was unquestionable.
Tua Tagovailoa shone brightly, completing an impressive 23 of 26 passes for 309 yards and four touchdowns. His flawless first-half performance, going 16 for 16, set the tone for the Dolphins’ remarkable display. Backup quarterback Mike White added to the tally with 67 yards and another touchdown in the latter part of the game.
Rookie running back De’Von Achane stole the spotlight with an extraordinary 203 rushing yards and two touchdowns, complemented by Raheem Mostert’s 82 yards and three touchdowns, along with Chris Brooks’ 63 yards on the ground.
In a defining moment, the Dolphins opted not to pursue a field goal that would have potentially surpassed Washington’s all-time record, instead choosing to kneel and secure the resounding win.
With this triumph, the Dolphins advance to an impressive 3-0 record for the year, reinforcing their Super Bowl aspirations, largely propelled by Tagovailoa’s outstanding form.
Mahomes reaches another milestone in Chiefs win
While the Dolphins dominated on the field, superstar singer Taylor Swift made waves off the field by appearing at Arrowhead Stadium to support Chiefs star Travis Kelce. Speculations about their relationship had circulated for weeks. The Chiefs didn’t disappoint, with quarterback Mahomes delivering three touchdowns, one to Kelce, in a commanding 41-10 victory over the Chicago Bears.
Mahomes also achieved a significant milestone, becoming the fastest quarterback to reach 25,000 passing yards, accomplishing this feat in just 83 games.
On the flip side, the Chicago Bears extended their losing streak to 12 games, conceding at least 25 points in each. They face a fellow 0-3 contender, the Denver Broncos, in the next match. At least one of them is guaranteed a victory next week.
Cardinals upset form book to beat Cowboys
In an unexpected turn, the Arizona Cardinals upset the highly-touted Dallas Cowboys 28-16, giving journeyman quarterback Josh Dobbs his first win in his seventh season in the league.
With a historical perspective in mind, no team that has started 0-3 has ever won the Super Bowl, and only six have made it to the playoffs. This made the match between the Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Chargers, both standing at 0-2, a pivotal showdown. The Vikings, however, succumbed to a heartbreaking 28-24 defeat at home, with an interception that sealed their fate.
In Green Bay, Jordan Love showcased his potential, orchestrating a fourth-quarter comeback reminiscent of the illustrious Aaron Rodgers. The Packers clawed back from a 17-0 deficit to edge out the New Orleans Saints 18-17, extending their unbeaten streak in home openers to 12 years.
The New England Patriots extended their winning streak against the New York Jets to 15 with a hard-fought 15-10 victory. Unlike the Packers, the Jets struggled significantly in the absence of the injured Rodgers.
The Houston Texans also pulled off an unexpected triumph, securing a 37-17 victory on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Rookie quarterback CJ Stroud continued to impress, maintaining a clean interception record. Newcomers Tank Dell and Will Anderson made notable contributions, with Dell setting a rookie receiving record and Anderson blocking a crucial field goal.
In Detroit, the Lions prevailed over the Atlanta Falcons in a 20-6 victory, while Deshaun Watson delivered a standout performance for the Cleveland Browns, leading them to a commanding 27-3 win over the Tennessee Titans. The Seattle Seahawks improved to 2-1 with a solid 37-27 victory at home against the Carolina Panthers. The 49ers overcame the New York Giants on Friday.
The Dolphins are fourth favourites for the Super Bowl with bet365 after their record breaking win and look set to have a good season, so they may be a team worth backing in individual matches this season.
At the time of writing, bet365 have the 49ers and the Chiefs priced at 6/1 ahead of the Eagles, 13/2, the Dolphins, 9/1 and the Bills 10/1.
Odds are correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.