The Dolphins-Titans game started at 1 PM ET… and just ended in Miami, over seven hours later. That’s thanks to multiple weather delays.
Dolphins-Titans so far:
– From 1p-2:13 football
– 2:13-4:10 delay
– 4:10-4:12 football
– 4:12-4:15 halftime
– 4:15-4:53 football
– 4:53-present delay
We are into our fifth hour of this, and still to come is a 10-minute warmup and 21:47 of game clock after that.
— Jason Lieser (@JasonLieser) September 9, 2018
It easily became the longest game in NFL history.
Titans-Dolphins in Miami — which still is suspended due to weather — is now the longest game in NFL history, per @EliasSports, beating Bears-Ravens in 11/17/13 (5 hour, 16 mins).
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 9, 2018
And when the game finally returned from the second lengthy weather delay, Fox wasn’t quite ready to return in full form. Due to safety concerns with lightning in the area, Fox was stuck with limited camera angles when the game started back it up. The main live camera looked like a high school football camera covering the entire game from the press box.
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) September 9, 2018
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Looks like Fox is using only one camera for Titans – Dolphins due to safety concerns.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) September 9, 2018
Dolphins-Titans being filmed exclusively with the camera angles nobody ever selects in Madden
— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) September 9, 2018
Titans-Dolphins camera angles look like when @EAMaddenNFL goes into Demo Mode.
— Anthony Garcia (@SportsAnthony) September 9, 2018
FOX is using only one hard camera on the Dolphins/Titans game at the moment…..because of the weather….wild
— Kris Zellner (@KrisZellner) September 9, 2018
The Dolphins/Titans game has high school football camera angles. This is fantastic
— Chopz (@Pchopz_) September 9, 2018
Fox says it can use very few cameras because of lightning. So Dolphins game telecast looks like a community service channel broadcast.
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) September 9, 2018
Looks like Fox found some AV club people from the high school running cameras.
— YourAdHere 🍻🏈🍻Guinnessers (@guinness4ever61) September 9, 2018
I do like the top-of-the-high-school-press-box camera angle of Dolphins-Titans now.
— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) September 9, 2018
Miami/Titans crew took down most of their cameras except for the one on the 50 yard line. NFL Redzone saying they don’t even know if they have instantly replay lmao
— Anthony Nash (@_anthonynash) September 9, 2018
Titans vs Dolphins looks like Blair witch project production. They only have 1 camera
— travis fox (@whodey4life_fox) September 9, 2018
Fox is down to one camera in Miami pic.twitter.com/QhLip2pc1l
— OddsShark (@OddsShark) September 9, 2018
After several minutes of this, the regular camera use returned:
Fox has it’s cameras back – so we leave 1950s TV coverage behind and return to 2018
— Roger Simmons (@RogerSimmons) September 9, 2018
And what those cameras captured was a wacky fourth quarter. After only 13 points were scored in the first three quarters, 34 points were scored in the fourth (17-17). The Dolphins ultimately emerged victorious in a 27-20 game.