In a high-scoring weekend of NFL action, here’s a recap of the key moments and standout performances from Week 3:
Miami Dolphins Set Scoring Records in Dominant Win
The Miami Dolphins made history in their matchup against the Denver Broncos, scoring an astounding 70 points, the most by an NFL team since 1966. Rookie De’Von Achane’s incredible 203 yards rushing and Tua Tagovailoa’s four touchdown passes, including a no-look shovel-pass, propelled the Dolphins to this franchise-record-breaking victory. They fell just two points shy of the NFL’s regular-season scoring record set in 1966 by Washington against the Giants. This performance marked them as the fourth team in NFL history to score at least 70 points in a regular-season or playoff game.
Jordan Love Leads Packers to Epic Comeback
In a thrilling matchup, Jordan Love rallied the Green Bay Packers from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit in his first career home start. The Packers scored 18 points in the final 11 minutes, securing their 11th consecutive home opener win, the NFL’s longest active streak. Love’s 8-yard pass to Romeo Doubs in the right corner of the end zone with 2:56 left sealed the dramatic comeback. This victory came after New Orleans lost quarterback Derek Carr to a shoulder injury.
Chiefs Dominate Bears Behind Mahomes
Patrick Mahomes threw for 272 yards and three touchdowns as the Kansas City Chiefs handed the Chicago Bears their 13th consecutive loss. Jerick McKinnon, Isiah Pacheco, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire contributed with touchdown runs, while Travis Kelce added a 3-yard score in the 41-10 win. The game also featured a memorable celebration by Kelce in the company of Taylor Swift.
Matt Gay’s Heroics Propel Colts in Overtime
Matt Gay’s 53-yard field goal in overtime secured a thrilling victory for the Indianapolis Colts against the Baltimore Ravens. Gay made a record four kicks from beyond 50 yards, including the game-tying 53-yarder in the final minute of regulation. This game-winner came after both teams were stopped on fourth down near midfield in overtime, and the Colts improved their record to 2-1.
Cardinals Stun Cowboys with Strong Performance
The Arizona Cardinals delivered a surprising victory over the Dallas Cowboys, snapping a six-game home losing streak. Joshua Dobbs threw for a touchdown, and the Cardinals’ defense capitalized on mistakes by the Cowboys, forcing turnovers. The 37-16 win marked the Cardinals’ first win under coach Jonathan Gannon.
Pittsburgh Holds off Raiders in Las Vegas
The Pittsburgh Steelers secured a 23-18 win against the Las Vegas Raiders in their first meeting in Las Vegas. Kenny Pickett’s impressive performance included 235 passing yards and two touchdowns. T.J. Watt’s strong defensive play, including two sacks, played a crucial role in the Steelers’ victory.
Browns’ Defense Dominates Titans
Myles Garrett led a dominant Cleveland Browns defense that limited the Tennessee Titans to just 94 yards. The Browns’ offense, led by Deshaun Watson, secured a 27-3 victory over the Titans, who struggled to move the ball and protect their quarterback.
Texans Capitalize on Jaguars’ Special Teams Blunders
The Houston Texans capitalized on multiple special teams errors by the Jacksonville Jaguars, with Andrew Beck returning a kickoff for an 85-yard touchdown. This blunder contributed to the Texans’ 37-17 win, marking their fifth consecutive win at Jacksonville.
Seahawks Outpace Panthers Behind Walker
Kenneth Walker III’s strong performance, including 97 rushing yards and two touchdowns, helped the Seattle Seahawks secure a 37-27 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Jason Myers added five field goals to lead the Seahawks to victory.
Bills’ Defense Dominates Commanders
The Buffalo Bills’ defense forced five turnovers and sacked Washington’s quarterback Sam Howell nine times in a convincing 37-3 win. Josh Allen’s balanced performance, including a touchdown pass and a rushing touchdown, contributed to the Bills’ second consecutive victory.
Patriots Defeat Jets in Rainy Battle
The New England Patriots extended their winning streak over the New York Jets to 15 games with a 15-10 victory on a rainy day. Mac Jones threw a touchdown pass, and Matt Judon secured a late safety in a game that featured challenging weather conditions.
Lions Top Falcons Behind Goff and Strong Defense
Jared Goff’s 45-yard touchdown pass to Sam LaPorta and a resilient Lions defense helped Detroit secure a 20-6 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. The Lions’ performance earned them their second win of the season.
These are the standout moments and performances from an action-packed Week 3 in the NFL. Stay tuned for more exciting football action in the weeks to come