The Tennessee Titans-Miami Dolphins matchup set a record for the longest game in NFL history. The game, which resulted in a 27-20 Miami win, lasted seven hours and eight minutes.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) September 10, 2018
That cruised past the previous long of Baltimore Ravens-Chicago Bears (5 hours, 16 minutes) on November 17, 2013.
Titans-Dolphins in Miami — which still is suspended due to weather — is now the longest game in NFL history, per @EliasSports, beating Bears-Ravens in 11/17/13 (5 hour, 16 mins).
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 9, 2018
The first lightning delay occurred with 1:11 left in the second quarter. It lasted 1 hour, 57 minutes. The second lightning delay occurred with 6:47 left in the third quarter. It lasted 2 hours, 2 minutes.
“I have never ever seen anything like that in my life,” said receiver Jakeem Grant, who had a 102-yard kickoff return touchdown in the fourth quarter after the second delay to put the Dolphins up 17-10. “We told each other, ‘Whoever comes out with the most energy after this delay is going to win the game.’ I felt like we had more energy than they had.”
“We ran out of snacks in the locker room,” defensive end Cameron Wake said. “Lots of peanut butter and jelly [sandwiches] and turkey sandwiches gone. Lots of carbs, so we will do some conditioning tomorrow.”
No one ever plans for the longest football game ever. That being said, have enough snacks for your football team, just in case of emergency.
The Dolphins fans were there through it all. Now that’s what it’s all about.
Over three hours of lightning delays. Over five hours after game began. Don’t tell me some Dolphins fans aren’t hardcore. pic.twitter.com/wSxOqrQ7gg
— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) September 9, 2018