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Long & short of Patriots-49ers

12/17/2012

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Sunday’s Patriots-49ers game was the team’s longest of the season, lasting 3 hours and 40 minutes.

The lengthy game was due in part to a long second-quarter delay as referee Ed Hochuli and his crew sorted out a confusing special-teams sequence that included multiple announcements over the referee’s microphone.

A look at the length of Patriots games this season:

vs. 49ers: 3:40

vs. Texans: 2:58

at Dolphins: 3:08

at Jets: 3:02

vs. Colts: 3:03

vs. Bills: 3:12

at Rams: 3:07

vs. Jets: 3:26

at Seahawks: 3:12

vs. Broncos: 3:03

at Bills: 3:17

at Ravens: 3:24

vs. Cardinals: 3:19

at Titans: 3:00