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NFL Week 3 review: Dolphins score 70 on Broncos, Cardinals upset Cowboys

Results in the NFL can be met with wild overreactions, but that might not be the case this week, as the Miami Dolphins showcased their championship potential by scoring 70 points in one game.

The Dolphins had 726 yards of offense in their Week 3 victory over the Denver Broncos, a result which puts them firmly in control of the AFC East.

Zach Wilson and the New York Jets struggled yet again; what's new? While the Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals proved they will go down fighting with shock wins.

The Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears and Washington Commanders all struggled on offense, and it was quite the week in the NFL.

Dolphins had NFL record in their sights

The Miami Dolphins offense had a day on Sunday, as they became just the third NFL team to reach 70 points in an NFL regular-season game. Their 70-20 success over the Broncos will be remembered for decades, but it could have been even better.

Mike McDaniel's team had the chance to convert a 44-yard field goal to give Miami an all-time record of 73 points, but they decided to run the clock.

McDaniel perhaps showed his opposite number, Payton, some respect in doing so, and his team look the real deal as they try to beat the Buffalo Bills to top spot in the AFC East. 

Payton's pre-season bullish comments have yet to materialize and he may not be able to turn his team's fortunes around after this embarrassing defeat.

Jets' faith in Wilson could be end of the road for Saleh

The New York Jets' season likely ended after just four plays on offense when Aaron Rodgers was sacked and tore his Achilles. But, still, there was so much hope around the team that they thought they could still push for the playoffs.

That was until they forgot how bad former second-round pick Wilson is at quarterback. The Jets have only thrown two touchdowns all season, and he looked scared for most of the contest.

Wilson is a confidence player, playing behind an offense that lacks guidance, and that is a recipe for disaster. The Jets' best player was punter Thomas Morstead, even though coach Robert Saleh has continued to back Wilson publicly. 

That decision may come back to haunt him, as the Jets' schedule is about to get tougher real quick. They face the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles in the next three weeks.

Don't sleep on Cardinals and Texans yet

The Cardinals have threatened to win all season, but in the first two weeks, they failed to hold on to leads. It was a case of third-time lucky this week, as they defeated the previously unbeaten Dallas Cowboys 28-16.

The Cardinals were expected to pick first in the next NFL Draft, but they showed plenty of heart and guts to keep the Cowboys grounded, with some of their fans dreaming of a run to the NFL Championship.

It was the same story for the Texans, led by rookie C.J. Stroud to a 37-17 success against the Jacksonville Jaguars - their young QB has yet to throw an interception.

There will be growing pains for both Arizona and Houston, but at least we know they will fight until the end.

Changing of the guard in Tennessee

Despite facing an out-of-sorts Cleveland Browns team on Sunday, the Tennessee Titans managed to score just three points. 

When they review the tape this week, the Titans' offense is going to cringe at the sight of the footage, and it may not improve.

Everything that went wrong did go wrong, from QB to offensive line. Not even running back Derrick Henry could find any freedom and space to cause havoc and it could be a long season.

It may not be long before we see Will Levis under center for the Titans.

Chicago's problems are mounting

As we said earlier, the Cardinals were favorites to pick first in the draft. But step forward the Bears.

Justin Fields and the Bears' offense made a tonne of mistakes in their 41-10 defeat to the Chiefs, and even though they spent heavily in the off-season, there have been no signs of progress.

The Bears are now 0-3 for the season, and they need a big response to prove they can give their fans something to cheer for this year.

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