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The Miami Dolphins put on an impressive offensive display on Sunday

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securing a 70-20 victory over the Denver Broncos in their home opener. 

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This remarkable performance marked the second-highest point total ever recorded by a team in a regular season NFL game.

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the all-time NFL record for the most points scored in a single game stands at 73 

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a record set by the Chicago Bears during the 1940 NFL Championship 

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Dolphins had a chance to break the NFL regular season record and match the Bears' historic mark 

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However, rather than attempting to score more points, they chose to kneel down and end the game. 

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The Dolphins' victory marked only the fourth instance in NFL history, including playoff games, where a team scored at least 70 points in a single contest,  

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Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa played a nearly flawless first half, completing all 16 of his passes for 206 yards 

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In the history of the NFL, only a handful of teams have managed to score 70 or more points in a single game 

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with the Los Angeles Rams achieving this feat in 1950 against the Baltimore Colts 

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with the Los Angeles Rams achieving this feat in 1950 against the Baltimore Colts 

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