Study Shows Just How Little Action There Is in Average NFL Game

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 23:  A fan of the Denver Broncos looks on as they are defeated by the Houston Texans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 23, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Texans defeated the Broncos 31-25.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 14, 2014

A 2010 study conducted by the Wall Street Journal shows just how little game action there is for an average NFL broadcast. Take a look for yourself, via Imgur:

via Imgur

In 192 minutes, there is roughly 11 minutes—less than six percent—of live action.

Baseball often gets a bad rap for being too slow. But after looking at these numbers, one could make the argument that the NFL doesn't have much going on, either. 

Oh well...that's what NFL RedZone is for, right? 

Hat tip to SportsGrid's Matt Rudnitsky for the find.

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