On Sunday, NFL quarterback Tua Tagovailoa helped the Miami Dolphins to a 70-20 victory over the Denver Broncos in front of their home crowd at Hard Rock Stadium.
It was the most points scored in a game in franchise history. According to NBC 6 South Florida, the Dolphins are now just one of three teams to have scored 70 points or more.
The record for most points in an NFL game is held by the Washington Commanders who scored 72 points during a game against the New York Giants in 1966. The Dolphins could have pushed to break the record but opted not to.
“We’re not trying to humiliate teams,” Tagovailoa said during a post-game presser when asked about breaking the scoring record.
Tagovailoa had a stellar night. According to Tuscaloosa News, he had a perfect pass completion percentage heading into half-time. He ultimately completed 23 of 26 passes for 309 yards, including four touchdown passes. The NFL tweeted that he had more touchdowns than incompletions on the day.
During one drive, Tagovailoa threw a no-look pass for a touchdown.
The quarterback told reporters he is proud of the team.
“This doesn’t compare to anything that I’ve seen or been a part of,” Tagovailoa said, according to ESPN. “It just talks about the resilience of our team. Although we were up going into halftime, I’m very proud of the guys and the way they continued to play. No one took their foot off the gas, everyone continued to play and that’s the result that we got.”
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