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User avatar #37 - DeathKnight (10/25/2013) [-]
average NFL game length is a lie. Each quarter has 15 minutes. the clock only runs when the ball is in play (with a few exceptions).

sure the entire game takes 3 hours instead of one. but dont say that theres only 10 minutes of gameplay in an NFL game. thats a shameful overexaggeration.
User avatar #99 to #37 - fannypack (10/25/2013) [-]
I think what the picture means by action means after the ball is snapped, so actual play. Each play I would say is about 10 seconds long, and about 100 plays per game so about 15 actual minutes of football played not counting clock run, play calling, penalties, challenges, pre-snap, ect.
User avatar #184 to #99 - DeathKnight (10/26/2013) [-]
i dont think youre understanding that during play calling, penalties, challenges, and most pre-snap, the clock ISNT RUNNING. so that doesnt take away time from the 60 minutes that are on the clock.
User avatar #185 to #184 - fannypack (10/26/2013) [-]
No, he's not talking about PLAY CLOCK he's talking about physical time that passes as each play is going, not the play clock, actual action on the field that's what like 4 other people have been saying are you that stupid?
User avatar #79 to #37 - eddymolly ONLINE (10/25/2013) [-]
It is around that, it obvs varies, but there was a count in the super bowl a few years ago, and it was about 15 minutes
User avatar #64 to #37 - balloketchup (10/25/2013) [-]
Eh I wouldn't doubt it. Take into account plays take literal seconds, usually 5-10 at the most, and the only time the clock stops is if they run out of bounds or call a time-out. Many times players choose to take a knee the last 10 mins of the 4th quarter, so it's about 2 seconds to take the knee, 30 seconds spent waiting on the next. This sounds accurate to me.

College ball ftw.
User avatar #38 to #37 - ithyphallophobia **User deleted account** (10/25/2013) [-]
I think 10 minutes is a bit low but I bet it's not far from it.
Don't forget that if the ball is run or there's a reception (along with other plays), the clock runs after the player is tackled.
But still like you said, with 15 mins in a quarter I think 10 minutes is still too low.
User avatar #39 to #38 - DeathKnight (10/25/2013) [-]
Yeah but also keep in mind that a) when the clock runs there is usually a play clock involved limiting the time that players have to start a play and b) teams know when the clock runs and also know that their time is valuable. When the clock runs you will definitely often see players rushing to get set up.

unless the team is intentionally wasting time from the clock but that usually happens in the last 3> minutes of the game.
User avatar #40 to #39 - ithyphallophobia **User deleted account** (10/25/2013) [-]
Well yeah of course. The "action" time is less than 60 but I think it's definitely above 10 lol
User avatar #47 to #40 - DeathKnight (10/25/2013) [-]
100%. honestly i'd estimate at 45-50 minutes. not 10.
User avatar #50 to #47 - ithyphallophobia **User deleted account** (10/25/2013) [-]
now that I think about it more at least
User avatar #49 to #47 - ithyphallophobia **User deleted account** (10/25/2013) [-]
Sounds about right
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