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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_football

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada, and also known as .... What is considered to be the first American football game was played on ... The field was also reduced to 100 yards (91 m) long, but two 10-yard -long ..... Games last longer than their defined length due to play stoppages – the  ...

fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-makes-nfl-games-take-so-long

Feb 5, 2017 ... “What we're trying to do is make our product as exciting, and our games as ... According to Pro-Football-Reference data, regulation-length games over ... chart above, which shows the last time game-length was on the decline.

qz.com/150577/an-average-nfl-game-more-than-100-commercials-and-just-11-minutes-of-play

Nov 24, 2013 ... An average professional football game lasts 3 hours and 12 minutes, ... of the discrepancy has to do with the basic rules of American football.

www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/how-long-is-too-long-a-college-football-game

Feb 9, 2015 ... "In the NFL, you know you're going to get stoppage for the last two minutes in the game. In college, you only do it by calling a timeout or stop the ...

www.quora.com/How-long-do-American-football-games-usually-last

The average real time in college and NFL is a bit over 3 hours. It's not just commercials. ... The typical college or pro football game lasts between 3–1/2 to 4 hours. As others have pointed out, the games are divided into 4 quarters of 15 minutes ...

healthfully.com/long-pro-football-game-last-5406588.html

The regulation time of a pro football games is 60 minutes. ... All things considered , a game will actually usally last between three and three and a half hours.

www.ajc.com/sports/college/sec-looking-cut-length-average-college-football-game/XCmRWWxWGaZKTYJVBYhVUJ

Jun 5, 2017 ... The average length of an SEC football game last year was 3 hours and ... and we do well with the halftime component, we'll whittle that down,” ...

www.reference.com/sports-active-lifestyle/long-american-football-game-last-3351269601ad51d7

Professional and college football games last for 60 minutes, divided into two 30- minute halves and four 15-minute quarters. High school football games last for ...

www.dummies.com/sports/football/how-football-game-time-is-measured-in-quarters

To keep things in small, easily digestible chunks, every football game is ... determines how long the offense can keep possession of the ball, in football the ... the last 5 minutes of the second half of an NFL game, the game clock is restarted after ...