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10 yards.

Another answer:Theoretically, the "longest down" could be almost the entire length of the field, thanks to yards lost due to fumbles, sacks or penalties. One of the playoff teams in Wild Card Weekend 2012 (I forget which one) faced a 4th down with 29 yards to go. They punted, as you might expect.
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