How long (time wise) was the longest drive in NFL history?

While there is no official NFL record, the Joe Montana-led 92-yard drive to beat the Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII stands as the Super Bowl standard for longevity in the clutch. John Elway's signature 98-yard trudge at the old Municipal Stadium in Cleveland in the 1987 AFC Championship game against the Browns was another legendary record.

Tony Dorsett's 99-yard touchdown run can never be broken. This is because NFL rules call for the game to be played on a field 100 yards long. The yardage begins with the one-yard line, not the zero. Therefore, the longest run possible in the NFL is 99 yards in length.

In recent football news, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright will miss the team’s next four games after his appeal of a ban for violating the National Football League’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs by using the prescription drug Adderall was denied. Wright said in a statement that the NFL suspension was the result of taking Adderall in July for “health issues.” A player can receive a “therapeutic use exemption” for Adderall if he submits a doctor’s prescription to the league before using it. The stimulant has been on the NFL’s list of banned performance-enhancing drugs since 2006.

Updated on Thursday, November 29 2012 at 01:36AM EST