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KANSAS CITY, MO – CIRCA 1972: Running Back Ed Podolak #14 of the Kansas City Chiefs running with the ball is hit by linebacker Nick Buoniconti #85 and defensive tackle Manny Fernandez #75 of the Miami Dolphins during an NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Podolak played for the Chiefs from 1969-77. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

23. The Longest Game Ever Played (1971)

On Christmas Day in 1971, the Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Miami Dolphins in the AFC Divisional Game. This game would become one of the most iconic games in NFL history.

Kansas City and Miami both oddly had identical regular season records going 10-3-1 so it was only fate that they were to meet and make history on Christmas day. This contest took two overtimes to decide, and had several great moments. One of them involved Kansas City running back Ed Podolak who compiled 350 total yards in that game which is still a playoff record.

If you were ever curious on which team founder Lamar Hunt would nominate as “the best team we’ve ever had in Kansas City” look no further than the 1971 Chiefs.

It was a great team that would end up losing the contest in heart-breaking fashion as Jan Stenerud missed a chip-shot field goal to win the game in regulation that later allowed Miami to win 27-24 in the second overtime. It was a game that took 82 minutes and 40 seconds to decide. Kansas City fans who witnessed this piece of Chiefs history will forever reminisce and tell the story of the longest game ever played.

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