(5-7) Dolphins use all three phases of the game to beat (3-9) Broncos 35-9
Miami Gardens (CBS12) —
It's the type of game head coach Adam Gase, not to mention 'Dolfans', have been looking for all season long. The (5-7) Miami Dolphins impressed in all three phases of the game in an 35-9 win over the (3-9) Denver Broncos, finally snapping a 5-game losing skid.
Kenyan Drake had a career game with a 42 yard touchdown, while rushing for 120 yards overall. Kenny Stills had five receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown, while Julius Thomas contributed with a touchdown of his own.
The Dolphins were also impressive on defense following some rough weeks, sacking Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian twice, and forcing 3 interceptions on the day. Xavien Howard snagged two of those picks, including a first half pick-6. Denver was held to a dismal 1 for 13 on third-down conversions.
As far as special teams goes, Miami pulled off a successful 4th quarter onside kick, and forced one of two safeties on a botched Broncos kickoff return.
Dolphins starting quarterback Jay Cutler was 18 for 31 passing for 235 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.
Former Martin County High School star Justin Simmons accounted for the Broncos only big score with a 65-yard interception return.
The Dolphins will play the New England Patriots next on Monday Night Football on December 11th.