People also ask


  • How long does an NFL game last?

  • During the 2018-2019 season of the NFL, one game lasts 3 hours and 12 minutes. Regular games consist of 4 quarters with each one lasting for 15 minutes. In between quarters, there is a 12-minute halftime break. After the first and third quarter, there is also a 2-minute break for changing courts.

  • Is 45 minutes of average game time too much in football?

  • Meanwhile, the NBA, NHL, and English Premier League all have over 45 minutes of average game time. However, it is somewhat unfair to judge the NFL harshly on this. Much of what happens before the snap is as important as what happens after the snap.

  • How many quarters are in a football game?

  • Basically, there are 4 quarters in a game, each one is 15 minutes long. There is a 3-minute break after each quarter and a 15-minute halftime break after the first two quarters. All the breaks for the first half of the game when added up totals to 33 minutes. A sudden death overtime can happen if the score is tied up in the 4th quarter.

  • How long does halftime last in college football?

  • In the NFL, the average halftime lasts 12 minutes, while that extends out to 20 minutes in college football. That extra time at the half accounts for a significant portion of why a college game lasts 12 minutes longer than an NFL game. The exception for halftime is the Super Bowl, where the halftime is significantly longer at around 20-30 minutes.