The Miami Dolphins humiliated the Denver Broncos, hanging 70 points on Sean Payton's team, while calling off the dogs late in the game to prevent further embarrassing their opponent.
Afterwards, the Broncos' head coach couldn't help but take out his frustrations from his team's performance on a reporter during his post-game press conference:
Reporter: "I know you said that it's embarrassing, but this is kind of a historic game."
Payton: "I'm aware."
Reporter: "[The] third time a team has scored 70 points, with over 700 yards [in a game]"
Payton: "What's the question? What's the question?"
Reporter: "How do you feel about it being historically embarrassing?"
Payton: "I just finished telling you. Next question."
Awkward exchange between Sean Payton and a reporter, who asked how the #Broncos coach feels about the historically bad loss.
"What's the question? What's the question? I just finished telling you. Next question," Payton said. pic.twitter.com/EwE55LvvLh
— Henry McKenna (@henrycmckenna) September 24, 2023
Following Sunday's debacle, the Broncos are now 0-3, with an offense that continues to look dysfunctional led by veteran quarterback Russell Wilson who seems miscast for Payton's scheme.
As Wilson passed for 306 yards with one touchdown and one interception, Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa carved up Denver's defense, finishing 23-of-26 passing for 309 yards with four touchdowns and a 155.8 passer rating, solidifying his status as the MVP front-runner.
While it was Vance Joseph's defense who gave up 726 yards and 70 points in the Week 3 70-20 defeat, the Broncos' offense managed only 7.5 yards per passing attempt and just 13 of Denver's points were scored by the offense.
Given that Payton was hired to fix Wilson, fix the Broncos' offense, it's easy to understand why he was so ticked off after being thoroughly dominated in all phases of the game, in a performance that might be rock bottom. Given the myriad issues the Broncos are facing as the season rounds into Week 4, at least Payton can take comfort in the fact that he'll collect $18 million annually over the next five season.
Payton and the Broncos get the chance to salvage the season on Sunday afternoon against the woefully dysfunctional Chicago Bears.
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