Superbowl – a little bit of a lot

My wife told me how little time the football is actually in play (based on what she heard on KZST). I timed it today and she was absolutely correct

Superbowl The game lasted 3 hours and 14 minutes. The time the ball was actually in play was 13.43 minutes

February 7,2010 New Orleans Saints = 31 Baltimore Colts = 17

Start time 3:31:00 PM Stop time 6:45:00 PM

Duration 194 minutes or 3 hours and 14 minutes
Number of plays 140
1.39 minutes per play

Average time the ball was in play was an average 5.80 seconds per play
Minutes actually played 13.43
Number of plays counted = 115
Number of plays estimated total = 140