To say the Broncos had a rough day at the office defensively Sunday would be an understatement.
Denver's defense was completely shredded in historic fashion by the Miami Dolphins offense, conceding 70 points in a 50-point blowout loss. That’s the most points surrendered by an NFL team since 1966. And while the Broncos' offense didn’t help matters with turnovers that gave Miami short fields, it was still an ugly defensive performance. Miami tallied a whopping 726 yards from scrimmage and scored touchdowns on eight of its first nine full drives of the game.
Those numbers may tell a story, but a picture is worth a thousand words, right? And one NFL fan’s screengrab perfectly sums up the Broncos’ pathetic defensive performance.
I don't think any photo covers the Miami/Denver game better than this one. McDaniel had the Broncos in hell. pic.twitter.com/p0MX57XjbG— Jake Burns (@jake_burns18) September 25, 2023
On this run from explosive Dolphins rookie De’Von Achane, more than half the Broncos defense somehow wound up on the ground, with the others chasing behind the first-year running back. It’s a truly hilarious microcosm of Denver’s defensive woes, and fans loved it.
This looks fake. Incredible. https://t.co/2drjdLhOsq— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) September 25, 2023
6 Broncos on the ground. How does more than half of your defense get destroyed on the same play? https://t.co/fqklo22iSm— Ziggy (@ZiggyOfAk) September 25, 2023
Burn it all down. Start again. https://t.co/YMX7FwSfYv— Tyson Munro (@Tys35) September 25, 2023
It’s like a sniper took out anybody wearing orange https://t.co/lAGlqdHdLV— 13 seconds (@whatnthehill) September 25, 2023
That’s just embarrassing. Looks like somebody sniped our defense. https://t.co/RZAeg2utRu— CONNOR SWAIN (@connorswain23) September 25, 2023
I can't stop laughing at this photo lol. What is going on https://t.co/ZOddb98qye— Carlos Olivera (@colivera4) September 25, 2023
Had grown men swag surfin on grass. This is too good. https://t.co/MHZelB3q5s— Anand Nanduri (@NanduriNFL) September 25, 2023
Six broncos (and one dolphin) all taking naps on this play 😂 https://t.co/bX7HYHrIKp— Joseph Hefner (@josephjefe) September 25, 2023
The 0–3 Broncos also gave up 35 points to Sam Howell and the Commanders in Week 2, so obviously this team has lots of work to do. A matchup next week against the lowly Bears could be an effective slump-buster, though.