Miami Dolphins beat Kansas City Chiefs in NFL’s longest game


On December 25, 1971, Garo Yepremian boots a 37-yard field goal in the second overtime of an AFC playoff game to give the Miami Dolphins a 27-24 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the longest game in NFL history. Game time elapsed for the Christmas contest: 82 minutes and 40 seconds. 

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“After I kicked the ball,” Yepremian told reporters, “I look up at the sky and thank God for giving me the chance to kick it.” 

The loss was devastating for the Chiefs, who got a remarakble performance from Ed Podalak, a largely unheralded running back. He finished with 350 all-purpose yards, an NFL record for a playoff game.


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