NFL Football Games Have 11 Minutes of ActionPosted by SCRRS Website Committee on January 16th, 2010
Written by David Biderman
January 15, 2010
Football fans everywhere are preparing to settle in for the NFL’s biggest and most electric weekend of the season—a four-game playoff marathon that will swallow up at least 12 hours of broadcast time over two days.
But here’s something even dedicated students of the game may not fully appreciate: There’s very little actual football in a football game.
Spoiler: The average amount of time the ball is in play on the field during an NFL game is about 11 minutes. (and it’s in the title!)