Raheem Mostert sends warning to rest of NFL after Miami Dolphins thrash Denver Broncos

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Miami Dolphins running back Raheem Mostert sent a warning to the rest of the NFL after he and the Dolphins offense put up 70 points in a 70-20 win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon.

Miami came just two points shy of tying the NFL single-game record for points, and the team actually passed up a chance to kick a field goal late in the game, opting instead to run out the clock.

It was a classy move by the Dolphins on a day where they dominated Denver from start to finish.

Mostert was a huge part of that dominance, scoring four touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving) on Sunday. He carried the ball 13 times for 82 yards and also added seven catches for 60 yards.

Even though Mostert had a monster game, he may not have been the best Dolphins running back on Sunday – which is crazy to think about.

Rookie running back De’Von Achane also had a terrific game, carrying the ball 18 times for 203 yards and two touchdowns. That wasn’t all, as Achane also scored twice through the air, making four catches for 30 yards.

Miami started the scoring early with a 54-yard touchdown pass from Tua Tagovailoa to Tyreek Hill. The team didn’t let up, taking a 35-13 lead by halftime.

The win brought the Dolphins to 3-0 on the season and keeps the team in first place in the AFC East. Miami is clearly one of the better offenses in the NFL, and Mostert made a point of that following the win.

In three games this season, the Dolphins have scored 130 points. They put up 36 in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Chargers, 24 in Week 2 against the New England Patriots and 70 in Week 3.

To make Sunday’s performance even more impressive, the Dolphins were without Jaylen Waddle, their star wideout. He missed the game due to a concussion he suffered in Week 2.

If Mostert and the Dolphins can continue to score at this high of a rate, they’re going to be a tough team to beat in the 2023 season.

Miami made the playoffs last season, but an injury (concussion) to Tagovailoa ruined the team’s chances of making a deep playoff run.

With the star quarterback healthy to open this season, the Dolphins are showing just how dynamic they can be on offense.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.