Suspended for almost two hours in the first half, and then another two-plus hours in the third quarter, the contest lasted for a staggering total of seven hours and eight minutes.
Factoring the delays, the game in Miami broke the record for the longest in National Football League history, passing a 2013 game between the Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears. The fireworks started when Jakeem Grant took a kickoff 102 yards to give the Dolphins a 17-10 lead early in the fourth quarter.
Miami toppled the Tennessee Titans 27-20 in a marathon-like encounter for fans and players alike, which took seven hours, eight minutes to play, much longer than the typical three and a half hours. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill followed that score when he found WR Kenny Stills for a 75-yard touchdown later in the quarter to take a 14-point lead.
While a unusual and long day, the Dolphins get the 2018 season off on the right foot.
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Physios attended to the injury for more than five minutes before the Manchester United player was carried off on a stretcher. But Press Association Sport understands the 23-year-old is conscious and will undergo further tests at Wembley.
"That's the job we have - to make sure we play through whatever situation", Vrabel said. "I was just trying to make him aware of it". The touchdown toss was Tannehill's first since the 2016 season, due to multiple season-ending injuries over his previous two campaigns.
"There were a lot of words being said", McCain said, "and I don't think you can write them down". As he ran it back into Titans' territory, defensive end Andre Branch raced in and delivered a blindside block that laid out Tennessee offensive tackle Tyler Lewan. Hopefully, he was allowed to watch the game and maybe even given a jersey for keeping fans entertained while they waited.
The Dolphins play at the New York Jets next Sunday.