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A weekend of football: records, upsets and surprises

Miami Dolphins score 70 points in historic win over Denver Broncos

The Miami Dolphins put on a show of offensive fireworks on Sunday, scoring 70 points in a rout of the Denver Broncos. The Dolphins fell just three points short of the NFL record for most points in a game by one team, set by the Washington Redskins in 1966. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw four touchdown passes, while running backs Raheem Mostert and De’Von Achane each scored four TDs on the ground. The Dolphins improved to 3-0 and will face a tough test next week when they visit the Buffalo Bills, who have one of the best defenses in the league.

Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens suffer shocking losses

Some of the NFL’s top teams were stunned by underdogs on Sunday, shaking up the standings and the playoff picture. The Dallas Cowboys, who had dominated their first two games against the New York Giants and the New York Jets, were upset by the Arizona Cardinals, who were winless entering the game. The Cardinals, led by rookie quarterback Kyler Murray, scored 28 points in the second half to beat the Cowboys 28-16. The Cowboys dropped to 2-1 and lost their star running back Ezekiel Elliott to a hamstring injury.

The Jacksonville Jaguars, who had also started the season 2-0, were blown out by the Houston Texans, who had lost their first two games by a combined score of 71-20. The Texans, led by veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor, scored 27 points in the second quarter to take a commanding lead over the Jaguars, who could not get anything going on offense with rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The Texans won 37-17 and handed the Jaguars their first loss of the season.

A weekend of football: records, upsets and surprises

The Baltimore Ravens, who had beaten the Kansas City Chiefs in a thrilling comeback last week, were edged by the Indianapolis Colts in overtime. The Colts, who had lost their first two games by a combined score of 51-38, forced five turnovers and sacked Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson four times. The Colts kicker Rodrigo Blankenship made a 43-yard field goal in overtime to give his team a 22-19 victory over the Ravens, who fell to 2-1.

Taylor Swift joins Travis Kelce and his mom in a private suite to watch Kansas City Chiefs rout Chicago Bears

The Kansas City Chiefs bounced back from their loss to the Ravens with a dominant performance against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. The Chiefs led 41-0 at one point and cruised to a 41-10 win over the Bears, who fell to 0-3. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had a special guest in his private suite: pop star Taylor Swift, who accepted his invitation to watch the game with him and his mom. Kelce celebrated his third-quarter touchdown catch with a dance that Swift seemed to enjoy. The two have been rumored to be dating since they met at an awards show earlier this year.

Maya Turner becomes first woman to play and score in U Sports football game

In Canadian university football, history was made on Saturday when University of Manitoba kicker Maya Turner became the first woman to play and score in a regular-season U Sports football game. Turner, a former NCAA Division I soccer player for Loyola University in Chicago, made three converts and two field goals — including the game-winner in overtime — as the Bisons beat Regina 27-24 at IG Field in Winnipeg. Turner said she was nervous but excited to make her debut and thanked her teammates and coaches for their support.

Colorado football teams have a miserable weekend

It was not a good weekend for football fans in Colorado, as both their NFL and college teams suffered humiliating losses. On Saturday, the University of Colorado was crushed by Oregon 42-6 in a matchup of top-20 teams. The Buffaloes, who had started the season 3-0 under controversial coach Deion Sanders, were outplayed by the Ducks in every aspect of the game. Sanders blamed the loss on poor officiating and said his team would bounce back.

On Sunday, the Denver Broncos were demolished by the Miami Dolphins 70-20 in one of the worst defeats in franchise history. The Broncos, who had won their first two games by narrow margins, were overwhelmed by the Dolphins’ explosive offense and could not keep up with their pace. Broncos quarterback Drew Lock threw four interceptions and was benched in the fourth quarter.

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