MIAMI — The Miami Dolphins’ league-leading offense didn’t need long to get on the board Sunday against the Denver Broncos.
Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa took advantage of a clean pocket and a busted coverage, finding wide receiver Tyreek Hill for the 54-yard touchdown on the third play of the game. Broncos safety Delarrin Turner-Yell, starting in place of injured all-pro Justin Simmons, collapsed on Robbie Chosen’s in-breaking route and collided with cornerback Patrick Surtain II — leaving Hill wide open down field.
TUA TO TYREEK. 54-YARD TOUCHDOWN.
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The score marked Hill’s NFL-leading fourth receiving touchdown of the season. He scored seven in 17 games last season. He became the first Dolphin since Randy McMichael in 2005 to have a receiving touchdown in each of the first three games of a season, according to ESPN Stats & Info. The only other Dolphins to do it are Mark Duper and Mark Clayton, who each did it in 1984.
It was also Miami’s first opening-possession touchdown of the season and Tagovailoa’s fifth touchdown pass of the season.