How do 2023 Dolphins stack up with best offenses in NFL history?

The Miami Dolphins are off to a blazing start to the 2023 season at 3-0, coming off a historic 70-20 beatdown of the Denver Broncos on Sunday. That incredible performance has vaulted the Dolphins offense onto a statistical pace that, if it keeps up, could give Miami a place among the greatest offenses in NFL history.

2023 Miami Dolphins (through 3 games)

43.3 points per game552.0 scrimmage yards per game363.7 pass yards per game188.3 rush yards per game10.6 pass yards per attempt6.08 rush yards per attempt8.38 net yards per play

Miami’s 130 points are second-most all-time through a season’s first three games, just two behind the 1968 Dallas Cowboys. Their 726 total yards against the Broncos were also the second-most in NFL history for a single game, just nine behind a showing from the 1951 Rams. 

The Dolphins also became just the fourth team to score 70 in a single NFL game (including playoffs), while running backs De’Von Achane and Raheem Mostert became the second pair of teammates in NFL history with four scrimmage touchdowns apiece in the same game. (Priest Holmes and Derrick Blaylock did so in a 2004 Kansas City Chiefs game.)

But the Dolphins stand alone as the only team in the Super Bowl era with five rushing touchdowns and five passing touchdowns thanks to their performance against Denver in Week 3.

2013 Denver Broncos

37.9 PPG465.3 scrimmage YPG348.3 pass YPG*117.1 rush YPG8.3 pass YPA4.06 rush YPA6.33 net yards per play

Peyton Manning’s 2013 Broncos are still the only team in history  to score over 600 points and over 70 touchdowns on offense in a single season. They also still hold the NFL record for highest pass yards per game, though Tua Tagovailoa’s Dolphins are still averaging over 15 yards more as of now. 

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Manning also set the single-season record for passing touchdowns with 55 through 16 games, a mark which will take a lot to surpass — even Tagovailoa, with…

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