Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2015 DEFENSIVE DRIVE STATS

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 1/4/2016

Drive stats compiled by Jim Armstrong

These stats are computed from NFL Drive Charts and are not adjusted for strength of schedule or situation.

TO/Dr represents turnovers per drive. FUM/Dr represents fumbles lost per drive. LOS/Dr represents average starting field position (line of scrimmage) per drive. TOP/Dr represents time of possession per drive. DSR represents Drive Success Rate, as introduced in Pro Football Prospectus 2005, which measures the percentage of down series that result in a first down or touchdown. Take-a-knee drives at the end of a half are discarded.

The top number in each category is in bold type.  NFL ranking is in parentheses.

 

Team Drives Yds/Dr Pts/Dr TOs/Dr INT/Dr FUM/Dr LOS/Dr Plays/Dr TOP/Dr DSR
DEN 195 24.47   (1) 1.43   (1) .123 (17) .072 (17) .051 (13) 29.49 (29) 5.42   (2) 2:30   (5) .635   (2)
HOU 193 25.29   (2) 1.54   (6) .114 (23) .073 (16) .041 (20) 29.26 (28) 5.21   (1) 2:25   (2) .639   (3)
CAR 194 26.54   (3) 1.46   (2) .196   (1) .124   (1) .072   (2) 26.88 (13) 5.57   (5) 2:21   (1) .648   (4)
NYJ 187 26.91   (4) 1.50   (5) .150   (6) .096   (5) .053 (11) 27.40 (16) 5.53   (3) 2:29   (4) .632   (1)
ARI 182 27.62   (5) 1.70 (11) .170   (2) .104   (4) .066   (5) 27.35 (15) 5.53   (4) 2:27   (3) .656   (5)
SEA 166 28.45   (6) 1.50   (4) .139 (10) .084 (11) .054 (10) 23.61   (1) 5.81 (15) 2:46 (24) .658   (6)
NE 184 28.96   (7) 1.59   (9) .114 (22) .065 (20) .049 (14) 23.71   (2) 5.78 (12) 2:36   (9) .666   (8)
KC 179 29.71   (8) 1.55   (7) .156   (3) .123   (2) .034 (25) 24.37   (3) 5.88 (18) 2:35   (8) .680 (11)
CIN 177 29.94   (9) 1.47   (3) .153   (4) .119   (3) .034 (24) 24.59   (4) 5.97 (22) 2:41 (16) .670 (10)
TEN 175 30.27 (10) 2.19 (27) .086 (28) .063 (24) .023 (29) 28.64 (25) 5.78 (11) 2:46 (25) .709 (23)
GB 181 30.46 (11) 1.67 (10) .116 (21) .088 (10) .028 (28) 26.57   (9) 5.75   (9) 2:38 (14) .670   (9)
STL 192 30.51 (12) 1.57   (8) .125 (14) .068 (19) .057   (8) 26.48   (8) 5.83 (17) 2:45 (21) .661   (7)
PIT 182 30.82 (13) 1.77 (13) .148   (7) .093   (7) .055   (9) 28.60 (24) 5.92 (21) 2:42 (18) .690 (13)
BAL 181 30.90 (14) 2.04 (20) .066 (31) .033 (32) .033 (26) 27.56 (19) 5.69   (6) 2:42 (17) .688 (12)
OAK 188 31.58 (15) 1.95 (15) .117 (20) .074 (15) .043 (19) 27.63 (20) 5.98 (24) 2:38 (13) .695 (15)
IND 188 31.82 (16) 2.05 (21) .128 (13) .090   (8) .037 (22) 27.02 (14) 5.83 (16) 2:37 (10) .695 (16)
Team Drives Yds/Dr Pts/Dr TOs/Dr INT/Dr FUM/Dr LOS/Dr Plays/Dr TOP/Dr DSR
BUF 178 31.91 (17) 1.94 (14) .124 (15) .096   (6) .028 (27) 27.66 (21) 5.76 (10) 2:32   (7) .699 (18)
DET 177 31.97 (18) 2.24 (28) .096 (25) .051 (28) .045 (17) 29.61 (30) 5.74   (8) 2:37 (11) .709 (22)
CHI 170 32.11 (19) 2.07 (22) .082 (29) .047 (31) .035 (23) 26.41   (7) 5.89 (19) 2:45 (22) .703 (19)
MIN 170 32.57 (20) 1.77 (12) .124 (16) .076 (14) .047 (16) 25.13   (5) 6.11 (28) 2:47 (28) .696 (17)
DAL 168 32.64 (21) 1.99 (17) .060 (32) .048 (30) .012 (32) 28.00 (22) 6.08 (26) 2:44 (20) .704 (20)
PHI 194 32.67 (22) 2.08 (23) .129 (12) .077 (13) .052 (12) 26.86 (12) 5.97 (23) 2:47 (27) .712 (24)
JAC 184 32.83 (23) 2.16 (26) .092 (26) .049 (29) .043 (18) 28.23 (23) 6.11 (29) 2:49 (29) .721 (27)
MIA 182 32.88 (24) 2.04 (19) .088 (27) .071 (18) .016 (31) 27.41 (17) 6.02 (25) 2:51 (30) .718 (26)
WAS 179 33.18 (25) 1.99 (16) .151   (5) .061 (25) .089   (1) 27.45 (18) 5.79 (13) 2:32   (6) .704 (21)
SD 171 33.19 (26) 2.11 (24) .105 (24) .064 (22) .041 (21) 31.02 (32) 5.73   (7) 2:39 (15) .694 (14)
TB 170 33.28 (27) 2.36 (31) .135 (11) .065 (21) .071   (3) 29.88 (31) 6.25 (31) 2:56 (31) .736 (31)
ATL 166 33.95 (28) 2.01 (18) .139   (9) .090   (9) .048 (15) 26.63 (10) 6.10 (27) 2:43 (19) .725 (29)
SF 176 34.51 (29) 2.11 (25) .068 (30) .051 (27) .017 (30) 28.84 (26) 6.28 (32) 3:04 (32) .725 (28)
CLE 173 35.72 (30) 2.34 (30) .121 (18) .064 (23) .058   (7) 28.89 (27) 5.91 (20) 2:45 (23) .715 (25)
NYG 183 36.30 (31) 2.27 (29) .148   (8) .082 (12) .066   (6) 25.44   (6) 6.18 (30) 2:47 (26) .728 (30)
NO 176 38.62 (32) 2.64 (32) .119 (19) .051 (26) .068   (4) 26.75 (11) 5.79 (14) 2:38 (12) .762 (32)
Avg 180 31.26 1.90 .122 .076 .046 27.30 5.85 2:40 .693

  • 3Outs/Dr represents three-and-outs (three plays and a punt) per drive.
  • LOS/KO represents average starting field position (line of scrimmage) following a kickoff.
  • Pts/RZ and TD/RZ represent points and touchdowns, respectively, per red zone appearance.
  • Avg. Lead represents the average lead at the beginning of the drive.

Team Drives TDs/Dr FG/Dr Punts/Dr 3Outs/Dr LOS/KO TD/FG Pts/RZ TDs/RZ Avg. Lead
SEA 166 .145   (1) .163 (22) .524   (1) .271   (4) 21.30   (7) 0.89   (2) 4.37   (4) .421   (3) 5.77   (6)
STL 192 .146   (2) .182 (30) .432 (12) .214 (19) 21.12   (6) 0.80   (1) 4.60   (7) .417   (2) 0.59 (15)
CIN 177 .147   (3) .147 (19) .435 (10) .243   (8) 20.20   (2) 1.00   (3) 4.50   (6) .474   (5) 6.36   (4)
DEN 195 .149   (4) .128   (9) .472   (3) .262   (5) 22.29 (21) 1.16   (7) 4.81 (15) .595 (20) 1.55 (13)
NYJ 187 .155   (5) .139 (13) .460   (5) .299   (2) 21.30   (8) 1.12   (6) 3.67   (1) .359   (1) 2.55 (10)
CAR 194 .165   (6) .103   (2) .402 (23) .211 (22) 21.38   (9) 1.60 (21) 4.42   (5) .525 (10) 8.66   (1)
NE 184 .174   (7) .125   (7) .467   (4) .315   (1) 20.20   (3) 1.39 (14) 5.00 (20) .571 (17) 7.68   (2)
HOU 193 .176   (8) .104   (3) .523   (2) .275   (3) 21.83 (13) 1.70 (23) 4.64   (8) .564 (15) -0.94 (22)
KC 179 .179   (9) .101   (1) .430 (13) .212 (21) 22.36 (22) 1.78 (25) 5.03 (21) .600 (23) 6.09   (5)
ARI 182 .181 (10) .143 (17) .429 (14) .203 (25) 21.48 (10) 1.27   (9) 4.77 (10) .553 (14) 7.33   (3)
GB 181 .182 (11) .133 (12) .453   (7) .232 (12) 23.03 (29) 1.38 (13) 4.86 (17) .571 (16) 2.01 (11)
MIN 170 .182 (12) .165 (24) .424 (16) .224 (14) 22.81 (26) 1.11   (5) 4.21   (2) .442   (4) 3.58   (7)
PIT 182 .192 (13) .143 (18) .385 (26) .203 (26) 22.79 (25) 1.35 (12) 4.23   (3) .491   (6) 3.45   (8)
OAK 188 .197 (14) .191 (32) .378 (28) .213 (20) 22.53 (23) 1.03   (4) 4.81 (14) .517   (8) 0.17 (18)
DAL 168 .208 (15) .179 (29) .435 (11) .220 (16) 22.13 (20) 1.17   (8) 4.65   (9) .521   (9) -0.83 (21)
BAL 181 .221 (16) .166 (25) .442   (8) .221 (15) 20.81   (4) 1.33 (10) 4.85 (16) .543 (12) -1.94 (27)
Team Drives TDs/Dr FG/Dr Punts/Dr 3Outs/Dr LOS/KO TD/FG Pts/RZ TDs/RZ Avg. Lead
BUF 178 .225 (17) .124   (6) .421 (18) .236 (11) 20.07   (1) 1.82 (27) 4.87 (18) .600 (21) 0.39 (17)
SD 171 .228 (18) .170 (27) .421 (19) .240   (9) 23.59 (31) 1.34 (11) 4.80 (12) .500   (7) -1.04 (23)
IND 188 .229 (19) .149 (20) .426 (15) .218 (17) 20.92   (5) 1.54 (20) 5.15 (25) .623 (26) -1.53 (25)
WAS 179 .229 (20) .128 (10) .380 (27) .184 (30) 22.04 (18) 1.78 (26) 4.78 (11) .551 (13) 3.04   (9)
SF 176 .233 (21) .159 (21) .420 (20) .182 (31) 23.00 (28) 1.46 (16) 5.20 (27) .593 (19) -5.22 (32)
ATL 166 .235 (22) .120   (5) .392 (24) .193 (28) 21.97 (17) 1.95 (29) 5.13 (24) .635 (29) 0.48 (16)
CHI 170 .235 (23) .141 (15) .435   (9) .247   (7) 23.16 (30) 1.67 (22) 5.13 (23) .600 (22) -2.15 (28)
PHI 194 .237 (24) .139 (14) .454   (6) .237 (10) 21.87 (15) 1.70 (24) 5.38 (31) .656 (31) -0.47 (20)
JAC 184 .239 (25) .163 (23) .386 (25) .207 (23) 21.77 (12) 1.47 (17) 5.25 (28) .614 (25) -2.18 (29)
MIA 182 .242 (26) .115   (4) .418 (21) .225 (13) 23.66 (32) 2.10 (31) 4.98 (19) .600 (24) -1.66 (26)
NYG 183 .251 (27) .169 (26) .344 (32) .191 (29) 21.70 (11) 1.48 (18) 4.81 (13) .538 (11) -0.16 (19)
TEN 175 .257 (28) .131 (11) .423 (17) .251   (6) 21.89 (16) 1.96 (30) 5.26 (29) .623 (27) -2.99 (31)
TB 170 .259 (29) .182 (31) .359 (29) .171 (32) 22.12 (19) 1.42 (15) 5.52 (32) .643 (30) -1.25 (24)
DET 177 .260 (30) .141 (16) .407 (22) .215 (18) 22.93 (27) 1.84 (28) 5.15 (26) .627 (28) 1.16 (14)
CLE 173 .260 (31) .173 (28) .358 (30) .197 (27) 21.87 (14) 1.50 (19) 5.08 (22) .581 (18) -2.90 (30)
NO 176 .324 (32) .125   (8) .347 (31) .205 (24) 22.72 (24) 2.59 (32) 5.34 (30) .677 (32) 1.83 (12)
Avg 180 .210 .145 .422 .226 21.93 1.45 4.89 .563 1.19