NFL games are divided into four 15-minute quarters, separated by a 12-minute break at halftime.
There are also 2-minute breaks at the end of the first and third quarters as teams change ends of the field after every 15 minutes of play.
Do NFL teams switch sides every quarter?
The NFL has always had teams switch sides every quarter. The NFL has had teams switch sides every quarter since 1920, so 96 years ago. It was done to insure fair play for each team, usually because of we weather or field conditions.6 Nov 2015
How long are the breaks in football?
A football match consists of two halves and each half is 45 minutes long. Between the two halves, there is an interval, which is not more than 15 minutes long. Stoppage time (also called injury time) is the time added on at the end of each half at the discretion of the referee.
Does NFL have quarters or halves?
Football games are divided up into two halves or four quarters. In high school each quarter is 12 minutes long while in the NFL and college each quarter is 15 minutes long.
How long is an NFL game without commercials?
The average amount of actual action in an NFL game has been calculated to be between 11 and 15 minutes. The other three hours or so are covered by replays, advertisements, color commentary, advertisements, huddles for the next play, and then more advertisements.25 Oct 2017