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# Is there a limit to the number of overtimes allowed in a NFL game?

Updated: 11/2/2022

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For a regular season game, there is a limit of one 15 minute overtime period. If neither team has scored at the end of 15 minutes of playing time, the game is recorded as a tie. For a playoff game, there is no limit as to how many overtime periods can be played. The teams play until one of them scores. The longest game in NFL history was a playoff game played December 25, 1971 between the Miami Dolphins and the Kansas City Chiefs. The game went one full overtime period and 7 minutes, 40 seconds into the second overtime before Garo Yepremian kicked a field goal to give the Dolphins a 27-24 victory.

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