The start of Sean Payton’s tenure with the Denver Broncos has gone about as poorly as one could have imagined.
After a tough first two weeks that featured losses to the Las Vegas Raiders and to the Washington Commanders, the Broncos ran into the buzzsaw that is the Miami Dolphins in Week 3.
The Dolphins have looked like the best team in the AFC and the largest reason why is their offense because of all the explosive weapons they have.
Even without Jaylen Waddle who was ruled out due to a concussion, Miami showed no signs of slowing down as they simply put up big play after big play against Denver.
It was a pathetic effort from the Broncos’ defense as they seemed to simply give up when the Dolphins got rolling.
Miami wound up taking home an astounding 70-20 victory and Denver would set an unfortunate record in the process via Eric Edholm of NFL.com
The Broncos have allowed the most yards in a game in NFL history — 726 and counting
— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) September 24, 2023
726 yards in an NFL game is unheard of, yet the Broncos managed to somehow let Miami do anything they wanted during the afternoon.
Tua Tagovailoa threw for 309 yards and 4 touchdowns, but the real stars of the game were the running backs.
De’Von Achane broke out in a huge way as the rookie recorded 203 rushing yards on 18 attempts and scored two touchdowns on the ground while also adding four receptions for 30 yards and another two touchdowns.
Raheem Mostert also scored four total touchdowns on the day, recording 82 yards on the ground and another 60 through the air.
It was the most embarrassing performance from a team in a long time and it’s anyone’s guess where Denver even goes from here.NEXT: Nick Wright Says Sean Payton Is Getting Ready To Bench Russell Wilson