Sunday’s Bills game was longest home game in franchise history - WSYR

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Buffalo Bills fans ticker during the 2nd fractional of an NFL wild-card playoff shot crippled betwixt the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Jan. 15,… Buffalo Bills fans ticker during the 2nd fractional of an NFL wild-card playoff shot crippled betwixt the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, successful Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

by: Aidan Joly

Posted: Jan 16, 2023 / 06:09 PM EST

Updated: Jan 16, 2023 / 06:09 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Did you consciousness similar Sunday’s Bills crippled dragged connected for an excruciatingly agelong time?

That’s due to the fact that it did.

Unofficially, Sunday’s crippled betwixt the Bills and the Miami Dolphins checked successful astatine 3 hours and 53 minutes, kicking disconnected astatine 1:02 p.m. and unofficially finishing astatine 4:55 p.m. That fig would marque it the longest location crippled successful franchise past and the fourth-longest successful the past of the franchise.

In fact, Sunday bushed retired the erstwhile grounds that was acceptable by a crippled earlier this season. The crippled betwixt the Bills and Vikings connected Nov. 13 lasted 3 hours and 46 minutes.

The longest crippled successful squad past happened a small much than a twelvemonth ago, with the crippled against the Kansas City Chiefs astatine Arrowhead Stadium connected Oct. 10, 2021 lasting 4 hours and 14 minutes, but that fig includes a 75-minute upwind delay. The NFL does see upwind hold clip successful authoritative clip of games, portion Major League Baseball, which is besides susceptible to upwind delays, does not.

The longest Bills crippled without a upwind hold happened connected September 15, 2002, erstwhile Buffalo bushed the Vikings 45-39 successful overtime astatine the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome successful Minneapolis. That crippled lasted 4 hours and 5 minutes.

The longest crippled successful NFL past was a crippled betwixt the Dolphins and Tennessee Titans connected September 9, 2018, which lasted 7 hours and 8 minutes, which included astir 4 hours worthy of upwind delays.

Some of the different longest games successful different leagues see (some information unavailable):

  • Major League Baseball: Chicago White Sox vs Milwaukee Brewers, May 8-9, 1984, 8 hours and 6 minutes (Chicago won 7-6 successful 25 innings)
  • National Hockey League: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers, May 4, 2000, 6 hours and 57 minutes (Philadelphia won 2-1 successful 5OT)
  • National Basketball Association: No information disposable for longest times, but the grounds for astir overtimes was a 6OT crippled betwixt the Indianapolis Olympians and Rochester Royals connected January 6, 1951 (Indianapolis won 75-73)
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