Chiefs And Dolphins Played The Longest NFL Game Ever On Christmas Day 1971

You can watch much more of this game here

39-years ago, the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins met on Christmas Day at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, MO, to play the first game of the '71-72 divisional playoffs. It was notable not only because it was one of the first NFL games played on Christmas but also because it turned out to be the longest NFL game ever. 

The Chiefs and Dolphins were tied at the end of regulation; tied at the end of the first overtime; and because it was a playoff game, they went into a second overtime. 

7 minutes and 40 seconds into the second overtime period, Miami kicker Garo Yepremian made a 37-yard field goal to end the game. 

The Chiefs lost but in the process KC running back Ed Podalak had a day that still looms large in playoff history. Podolak compiled 350 total yards, which is still a playoff record. He caught eight passes for 110 yards and a TD, rushed 17 times for 85 yards and a TD, and returned three kickoffs for 154 yards.

Check out the link above to view more of this historic game. I hope everyone is having a great Christmas. Stay safe and make sure you tell your family you love 'em. 

Merry Christmas Chiefs fans!

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