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1971 AFC Divisional Playoff Game

1971 AFC Divisional Playoff Game

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The longest game in NFL history took place on Christmas day in 1971. The Miami Dolphins defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 in the AFC Divisional Game. The game lasted 82 minutes and 40 seconds. Listen below to Hall of Famers Bobby Bell and Willie Lanier recall the game.

 


December 25, 1971

Miami
0
10
7
7
0
3
-
27
Kansas City
10
0
7
7
0
0
-
24
Scoring Summary
First Quarter
KC
FG Stenerud 24
KC Podolak 7 pass from Dawson (Stenerud kick)
Second Quarter
MIA Csonka 1 run (Yepremian kick)
MIA FG Yepremian 14
Third Quarter
KC Otis 1 run (Stenerud kick)
MIA Kiick 1 run (Yepremian kick)
Fourth Quarter
KC Podolak 3 run (Stenerud kick)
MIA Fleming 5 pass from Griese (Yepremian kick)
Second Overtime
MIA FG Yepremian 37
Statistics
PASSING MIA - Griese, 20 of 35 for 263, 1 TD, 2 INT. KC - Dawson, 18 of 26 for 246, 1 TD, 2 INT
RUSHING MIA - Csonka, 24 for 86, 1 TD; Kiick, 15 for 56, 1 TD; Griese, 2 for 9; Warfield, 2 for -7. KC - Hayes, 22 for 100; Podolak, 17 for 85, 1 TD; Wright, 2 for 15; Otis, 3 for 13, 1 TD.
RECEIVING MIA - Warfield, 7 for 140; Twilley, 5 for 58; Fleming, 4 for 37, 1 TD; Kiick, 3 for 24; Mandich, 1 for 4. KC - Podolak, 8 for 110, 1 TD; Wright, 3 for 104; Taylor, 3 for 12; Hayes, 3 for 6; Frazier, 1 for 14.

 

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