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Dolphins-Titans Play Longest Game in NFL History

Dolphins-Titans Play Longest Game in NFL History
The field is cleared during a second rain delay due to lightning as the Miami Dolphins take on the Tennesse Titans at Hard Rock Stadium on Sept. 9, 2018, in Miami, Florida. (Marc Serota/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 10 September 2018 11:46 AM

The Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans finally finished their season opener on Sunday after nearly four hours of delays, making it the longest game in NFL history.

The weather was just not playing along as 65,184 fans packed out the Hard Rock Stadium in anticipation of the game, which lasted seven hours and 12 minutes before the Dolphins eventually pulled out a 27-20 victory over the Titans, The Sun Sentinel reported.

Officials suspended the game twice Sunday due to lightning, which struck about a mile from the stadium, The Miami Herald reported.

The first stoppage was with 1:11 left in the first half and the league hoped to end the delay by 3:10 p.m. but game play only resumed nearly two hours later, just after 4 p.m.

After a three-and-a-half-minute break at halftime, the teams filtered back onto the field for the third quarter but at 4:53 p.m., officials enforced a second delay that ended at 6:55 p.m.

"It was wild," said Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, according to The Sun Sentinel.

"We ran out of snacks in the locker room," added Defensive end Cameron Wake. "Lots of peanut butter and jellys, and turkey sandwiches gone. Lots of carbs."

The lengthy delay officially topped the previous record holder of five hours, 16 minutes during a Bears vs Ravens fame in November 2013, The Titans said in a tweet.

The weather also hampered game play during last week's game between the Eagles and Falcons.

This week's incident dulls in comparison to the Dolphins season last year, which saw the NFL reschedule the team's Week 1 game against the Buccaneers due to Hurricane Irma, leaving the Dolphins to play their first game in Week 2 and go the whole season without a bye week, CBS News noted.

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The Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans played the longest game in NFL History on Sunday, when weather delays stretched the game over seven hours and 12 minutes.
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