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Historically awful, Broncos sink to new low

It’s week 3 and we’ve seen more than enough.

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On Sunday, the Denver Broncos came within inches of breaking a scoring record set in 1966, most points allowed in a single game. Were it not for the mercy of Miami Dolphins’ coach Mike McDaniel, that record could have, and frankly should have, fallen.

Players hate it when you suggest that they gave up, that they quit. I don’t have any other explanation for what I saw on Sunday.


You don’t allow that many points without some mutual agreement as players that you’re cool with it.


To not want to stop them after Dolphins player after Dolphins player streak down the field on their way to yet another touchdown is a commitment to losing the likes of which we have never seen.


Broncos Country is already looking for the pound of flesh. I don’t doubt that at some point today that Vance Joseph will be out on the street. Frankly, George Paton should be right behind him leaving the facility. This is Paton’s third season and the only metric we have to judge his efforts is regression and a salary cap hell unlike any Broncos Country has ever seen.


There is no saving face. There’s no mincing words. This is not only the worst Broncos team of my lifetime, but the worst NFL football team in a generation. Or, if you want to phrase it another way, they are the second worst (thank you, Mike McDaniel) football team of all time.


I had planned to travel to Denver with my family for the Christmas Eve game, but after seeing the product offered on Sunday, I think I’ll just let my kids just kick me in the testicles instead. At least the pain will be fleeting and my Christmas Eve won’t be ruined.


I have never been so disgusted with the team I love as I am now. Even though I feel like I have said that every week for the last many years, I am surprised the Broncos are able to find new ways to embarrass themselves and their fans. Every game, every week, every season, I keep hoping this is the bottom of the suckitude, but every game, every week, every season brings new depths of God-awful embarrassing football.

I can’t believe the Broncos allowed 70-points to anyone.


Horse Tracks

Dolphins rout Broncos 70-20, scoring the most points by an NFL team in a game since 1966 | AP News
The Miami Dolphins scored the most points in a game by an NFL team since 1966, overwhelming the Denver Broncos 70-20 behind rookie speedster De’Von Achane’s 203 yards rushing and Tua Tagovailoa’s no-look shovel-pass TD.

Broncos coaches, players 'absolutely embarrassed' by 70-20 loss - ESPN
Alex Singleton said the Broncos' 70-20 loss was "the most embarrassing game I've ever been a part of," with Sean Payton adding that he was "at a loss for words."

WR Marvin Mims Jr. breaks off 99-yard kickoff return touchdown | Broncos at Dolphins
Wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. scores the first return touchdown of his career on a 99-yard kickoff return against the Miami Dolphins.

‘This can’t be who we are’: Broncos fall to Dolphins in Week 3 loss
The Broncos fell to 0-3 on Sunday as they suffered a 70-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Miami Dolphins score 70 points vs. Broncos in record day - ESPN
The Dolphins scored 70 points in Sunday's beatdown of the Broncos, the most points by any NFL team since 1966.

Dolphins score 70 points vs. Broncos: All records set, including most points in NFL game in almost 60 years -
Miami had one of just four 70-plus point games in NFL history

Sean Payton has no answers after Broncos' 'embarrassing' 70-20 loss to Dolphins: 'I'm at a loss for words' -
Payton was clearly frustrated after the epic loss

Dolphins score 70: Mike McDaniel explains why his team decided not to go for NFL scoring record by getting 73 -
The Dolphins had a chance to tie the NFL scoring record on Sunday, but they decided not to do it

'Monday Night Football' doubleheader: Why are there two games in Week 3? How to watch, stream each -
Explaining the prime-time double feature

Derek Carr injury update: Saints QB believed to have suffered AC joint sprain, per report -
The shoulder injury is not expected to be season-ending

Patrick Mahomes injures right ankle while leading Chiefs to 34-0 halftime lead vs. Bears; QB returns in third -
He had a significant limp after taking a lower-body hit

Joe Namath has priceless reaction to Jets' Zach Wilson appearing to sack himself vs. Patriots -
Things are not going well for New York

Le'Veon Bell criticizes Steelers' play-calling vs. Raiders: 'We look so predictable' -
Bell kept a close eye on his old team Sunday night

Chargers' Brandon Staley on fourth-down decision in win vs. Vikings: 'I make no apologies for that'
Chargers head coach Brandon Staley is well known for his devil-may-care approach. It almost cost Los Angeles a 28-24 win Sunday against the Vikings.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott on upset loss to Cardinals: 'It sucks, it's humbling'
Two weeks of Dallas dominance came to a stunning end in Week 3. Adorned with flowers after beginning their season in such imposing fashion, the Cowboys crashed down to the any-given-Sunday reality of the NFL with their loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels explains field goal down eight with 2:22 to go: 'You're going to need another possession anyway'
Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels explained his decision to kick a field goal down by eight points with nearly two minutes left in Sunday's game against the Steelers.

2023 NFL season, Week 3: What We Learned from Sunday's games
Around The NFL breaks down what you need to know from all of Sunday's Week 3 action.

Steelers not home from Las Vegas yet, team flight diverted to Kansas City - NBC Sports
The Steelers ran into travel troubles on their way home after Sunday night's win in Las Vegas.

Myles Garrett now undisputed Browns sack king with 79 - NBC Sports
The Browns have played football in Cleveland for 75 seasons.

Jimmy Garoppolo evaluated for concussion after Raiders' loss - NBC Sports
Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was evaluated for a concussion after Sunday night's loss to the Steelers.

Joshua Dobbs leads Cardinals to huge upset over Cowboys - ESPN
Journeyman quarterback Joshua Dobbs and new Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon earned their first career wins in a massive upset of the Cowboys on Sunday.

Home crowd noise hinders Vikings on final offensive playcall - ESPN
The Vikings' final offensive play was derailed Sunday when Kirk Cousins couldn't hear coach Kevin O'Connell's playcall and then decided to call a play on his own, which ended in a game-sealing interception for the Chargers.

'We drafted the right guy' - Texans QB C.J. Stroud makes history - ESPN
Texans rookie C.J. Stroud became the first QB in NFL history to pass for at least 900 yards with four passing touchdowns and zero interceptions over his first career starts.