Miami Dolphins' dazzling offense dominated the Denver Broncos 70-20 in their eagerly awaited home opener, marking a historic victory

They became the second-highest scoring team in a regular-season game, just shy of the all-time record of 73 points set by the 1940 Chicago Bears 

Despite being on the cusp of breaking the record, the Dolphins chose to kneel instead of attempting a field goal in the fourth quarter 

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had an exceptional first half, completing all 16 of his passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns 

The game marked the fourth instance in NFL history, including playoffs, where a team scored at least 70 points, according to ESPN Stats & Info 

Running backs Raheem Mostert and De'Von Achané combined for eight touchdowns, shattering the franchise's scoring record by 15 points 

Achané rushed for a remarkable 203 yards on just 18 carries, while Mostert contributed 142 total yards 

Tagovailoa and other star players exited the game early in the fourth quarter, with Tagovailoa boasting four touchdown passes and completing 23 of 26 attempts 

The Dolphins' total offensive output of 726 yards set a franchise record for most yards in a single game 

This historic performance solidified the Miami Dolphins' place in NFL history, leaving a lasting mark on the league