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Published: Jan. 14, 2013 at 10:34 p.m.

Double overtime games in the postseason

The Ravens' thrilling victory over the Broncos clocked in at 76:42. Take a look back at these other postseason games that have gone into double overtime.

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  • The Dolphins' Garo Yepremian kicked a 37-yard field goal 7:40 into the second overtime period to end the NFL's longest game. Bob Griese rallied Miami three times, the last time on a 5-yard touchdown pass to Marv Fleming late in the fourth quarter to tie the game 24-24. Kansas City had two chances to win, but missed a field goal in regulation and had another blocked in overtime. Ed Podolak gained 350 all-purpose yards for the Chiefs. 6

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    1971 Divisional Playoffs: Miami Dolphins 27, Kansas City Chiefs 24

    The Dolphins' Garo Yepremian kicked a 37-yard field goal 7:40 into the second overtime period to end the NFL's longest game. Bob Griese rallied Miami three times, the last time on a 5-yard touchdown pass to Marv Fleming late in the fourth quarter to tie the game 24-24. Kansas City had two chances to win, but missed a field goal in regulation and had another blocked in overtime. Ed Podolak gained 350 all-purpose yards for the Chiefs.

  • Tommy Brooker's 25-yard field goal after 17:54 of overtime lifted the Texans over the Oilers in the longest game in history (to that point). Dallas built a 17-0 halftime lead behind Abner Haynes, who had a touchdown rushing and receiving. But then the Texans turned conservative, and Houston rallied to tie. In overtime, despite Haynes' gaffe on the coin toss that gave the Oilers both the football and the wind, neither team could score. Dallas finally broke through when defensive end Bill Hull intercepted a pass and returned it to midfield. The Texans drove to the Houston 18 to position Brooker for the winning kick. Dallas' defense made numerous big plays, intercepting 5 passes and blocking a potential winning field goal. 5

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    1962 AFL Championship: Dallas Texans 20, Houston Oilers 17

    Tommy Brooker's 25-yard field goal after 17:54 of overtime lifted the Texans over the Oilers in the longest game in history (to that point). Dallas built a 17-0 halftime lead behind Abner Haynes, who had a touchdown rushing and receiving. But then the Texans turned conservative, and Houston rallied to tie. In overtime, despite Haynes' gaffe on the coin toss that gave the Oilers both the football and the wind, neither team could score. Dallas finally broke through when defensive end Bill Hull intercepted a pass and returned it to midfield. The Texans drove to the Houston 18 to position Brooker for the winning kick. Dallas' defense made numerous big plays, intercepting 5 passes and blocking a potential winning field goal.

  • Mark Mosele's 27-yard field goal 2:02 into the second overtime period gave the Browns the victory in the NFL's third longest game. Cleveland's Bernie Kosar set NFL postseason records for attempts (64) and yards (489). The Browns trailed 20-10 with 4:14 remaining in regulation, but Kosar marched Cleveland 58 yards for a touchdown and 37 yards for a field goal to force overtime. The Browns defense recorded a playoff-record 9 sacks, including 3 by defensive end Carl Hairston. 4

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    1986 Divisional Playoffs: Cleveland Browns 23, New York Jets 20

    Mark Mosele's 27-yard field goal 2:02 into the second overtime period gave the Browns the victory in the NFL's third longest game. Cleveland's Bernie Kosar set NFL postseason records for attempts (64) and yards (489). The Browns trailed 20-10 with 4:14 remaining in regulation, but Kosar marched Cleveland 58 yards for a touchdown and 37 yards for a field goal to force overtime. The Browns defense recorded a playoff-record 9 sacks, including 3 by defensive end Carl Hairston.

  • Justin Tucker kicked a 47-yard field goal 1:42 into the second overtime to lift the Baltimore Ravens to a 38-35 victory over the Denver Broncos in an AFC Divisional Playoff Game. The Ravens forced overtime on a 70-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Joe Flacco to wide receiver Jacoby Jones with 31 seconds left in regulation, after Jones slipped behind two Broncos defenders along the sideline. 3

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    2012 Divisional Playoffs: Baltimore Ravens 38, Denver Broncos 35

    Justin Tucker kicked a 47-yard field goal 1:42 into the second overtime to lift the Baltimore Ravens to a 38-35 victory over the Denver Broncos in an AFC Divisional Playoff Game. The Ravens forced overtime on a 70-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Joe Flacco to wide receiver Jacoby Jones with 31 seconds left in regulation, after Jones slipped behind two Broncos defenders along the sideline.

  • Ken Stabler's 3 touchdown passes to Dave Casper, the last with 43 seconds gone in the second overtime period, gave the Raiders the victory. Baltimore led 10-7 at halftime, but in the second half, the teams traded scores in a game that featured eight lead changes. Trailing 31-28, Stabler and Casper teamed for a 42-yard completion - the "Ghost to the Post" play - to set up the tying field goal. Stabler passed for 345 yards, leading a Raiders offense that gained 491 total yards (to 301 for the Colts). 2

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    1977 Divisional Playoffs: Oakland Raiders 37, Baltimore Colts 31

    Ken Stabler's 3 touchdown passes to Dave Casper, the last with 43 seconds gone in the second overtime period, gave the Raiders the victory. Baltimore led 10-7 at halftime, but in the second half, the teams traded scores in a game that featured eight lead changes. Trailing 31-28, Stabler and Casper teamed for a 42-yard completion - the "Ghost to the Post" play - to set up the tying field goal. Stabler passed for 345 yards, leading a Raiders offense that gained 491 total yards (to 301 for the Colts).

  • On the first play of the second overtime, Jake Delhomme completed a pass to Steve Smith near midfield. Smith split the seam and outran the secondary for the game-winning touchdown. Delhomme was 16 of 26 for 290 yards and 1 touchdown, with 1 interception. Smith had 6 receptions for 163 yards and 1 touchdown. 1

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    2003 Divisional Playoffs: Carolina Panthers 29, St. Louis Rams 23

    On the first play of the second overtime, Jake Delhomme completed a pass to Steve Smith near midfield. Smith split the seam and outran the secondary for the game-winning touchdown. Delhomme was 16 of 26 for 290 yards and 1 touchdown, with 1 interception. Smith had 6 receptions for 163 yards and 1 touchdown.