Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2017 DEFENSIVE DRIVE STATS

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 1/2/2018

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
JAC 197 22.91   (1) 1.26   (1) .162   (3) .107   (3) .056   (5) 28.23 (15) 5.12   (1) 2:19   (1) .600   (1)
DEN 186 25.00   (2) 1.82 (14) .091 (27) .054 (27) .038 (21) 32.79 (32) 5.20   (2) 2:26   (4) .643   (4)
ARI 194 25.46   (3) 1.70   (8) .103 (23) .077 (14) .026 (28) 28.41 (19) 5.31   (3) 2:25   (3) .642   (3)
MIN 174 25.91   (4) 1.39   (2) .103 (22) .080 (12) .023 (29) 27.16   (9) 5.61   (8) 2:31   (6) .633   (2)
PHI 182 27.48   (5) 1.52   (4) .159   (4) .104   (4) .055   (6) 28.27 (17) 5.47   (5) 2:24   (2) .643   (5)
BAL 189 27.56   (6) 1.56   (5) .180   (1) .116   (1) .063   (3) 26.27   (6) 5.67 (11) 2:30   (5) .651   (6)
PIT 172 28.45   (7) 1.73 (11) .134 (10) .093   (9) .041 (19) 26.12   (5) 5.56   (7) 2:36 (14) .662   (9)
SEA 190 28.48   (8) 1.71   (9) .116 (16) .074 (16) .042 (18) 28.75 (22) 5.66 (10) 2:35 (11) .668 (12)
LARM 190 28.60   (9) 1.69   (7) .142   (6) .095   (8) .047 (11) 27.39 (10) 5.52   (6) 2:31   (7) .661   (8)
WAS 189 28.72 (10) 1.87 (20) .122 (12) .085 (11) .037 (23) 30.11 (28) 5.71 (14) 2:34 (10) .667 (11)
TEN 179 28.77 (11) 1.87 (19) .112 (17) .067 (19) .045 (13) 28.55 (21) 6.03 (20) 2:42 (17) .687 (18)
CAR 174 29.09 (12) 1.79 (13) .121 (13) .057 (25) .063   (4) 28.24 (16) 5.62   (9) 2:32   (8) .665 (10)
LACH 177 29.54 (13) 1.50   (3) .153   (5) .102   (7) .051   (9) 27.02   (8) 5.77 (17) 2:43 (18) .654   (7)
CHI 169 29.73 (14) 1.72 (10) .118 (15) .047 (30) .071   (1) 28.35 (18) 6.06 (21) 2:58 (29) .680 (14)
CLE 179 29.85 (15) 2.06 (25) .073 (31) .039 (31) .034 (25) 30.16 (29) 5.82 (18) 2:52 (24) .697 (19)
MIA 177 29.86 (16) 2.08 (27) .090 (28) .051 (28) .040 (20) 28.50 (20) 5.69 (13) 2:43 (20) .701 (22)
Team Drives Yds/Dr Pts/Dr TOs/Dr INT/Dr FUM/Dr LOS/Dr Plays/Dr TOP/Dr DSR
CIN 183 30.32 (17) 1.84 (15) .077 (30) .060 (22) .016 (32) 29.25 (25) 6.16 (24) 2:52 (23) .684 (16)
HOU 187 30.52 (18) 2.18 (31) .080 (29) .059 (24) .021 (31) 29.49 (26) 5.33   (4) 2:32   (9) .678 (13)
NYJ 186 30.98 (19) 1.96 (22) .108 (18) .059 (23) .048 (10) 27.91 (13) 5.77 (16) 2:36 (12) .697 (20)
ATL 162 31.02 (20) 1.86 (18) .093 (26) .049 (29) .043 (15) 29.17 (24) 6.32 (32) 2:58 (31) .711 (27)
NO 175 31.06 (21) 1.77 (12) .137   (9) .114   (2) .023 (30) 25.65   (4) 5.88 (19) 2:38 (15) .684 (17)
DET 185 31.19 (22) 1.85 (16) .168   (2) .103   (6) .065   (2) 27.61 (11) 5.72 (15) 2:36 (13) .705 (24)
NYG 189 31.25 (23) 2.00 (24) .106 (20) .069 (18) .037 (22) 30.17 (30) 5.69 (12) 2:40 (16) .680 (15)
SF 180 31.69 (24) 2.07 (26) .100 (25) .056 (26) .044 (14) 29.03 (23) 6.07 (22) 2:49 (22) .710 (26)
DAL 163 32.28 (25) 1.85 (17) .104 (21) .061 (21) .043 (16) 25.27   (2) 6.23 (28) 2:54 (25) .709 (25)
BUF 175 32.47 (26) 1.99 (23) .137   (8) .103   (5) .034 (24) 29.55 (27) 6.23 (29) 2:55 (27) .715 (29)
OAK 166 33.43 (27) 2.13 (29) .072 (32) .030 (32) .042 (17) 27.66 (12) 6.18 (26) 2:58 (30) .700 (21)
GB 167 33.82 (28) 2.22 (32) .120 (14) .066 (20) .054   (7) 30.37 (31) 6.21 (27) 3:00 (32) .723 (31)
KC 173 34.34 (29) 1.92 (21) .139   (7) .092 (10) .046 (12) 25.49   (3) 6.14 (23) 2:43 (19) .723 (32)
IND 169 34.54 (30) 2.12 (28) .107 (19) .077 (15) .030 (27) 27.01   (7) 6.24 (30) 2:57 (28) .712 (28)
TB 167 35.10 (31) 2.14 (30) .132 (11) .078 (13) .054   (8) 28.04 (14) 6.18 (25) 2:54 (26) .720 (30)
NE 167 35.27 (32) 1.65   (6) .102 (24) .072 (17) .030 (26) 24.63   (1) 6.27 (31) 2:48 (21) .703 (23)
Avg 179 30.04 1.83 .118 .075 .043 28.17 5.81 2:41 .682

  • 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
JAC 197 .132   (1) .112   (2) .508   (1) .284   (5) 26.01 (28) 1.18 (12) 4.04   (4) .393   (2) 5.38   (6)
MIN 174 .132   (2) .155 (18) .494   (2) .293   (3) 25.52 (25) 0.85   (1) 4.03   (3) .410   (3) 5.66   (5)
LACH 177 .158   (3) .130 (10) .446   (9) .232 (18) 26.41 (30) 1.22 (13) 3.69   (1) .361   (1) 3.68   (9)
BAL 189 .159   (4) .148 (14) .407 (22) .254   (9) 24.27   (8) 1.07   (8) 4.49   (7) .489 (10) 2.87 (12)
PHI 182 .170   (5) .110   (1) .451   (7) .286   (4) 25.19 (18) 1.55 (24) 4.66 (16) .553 (19) 6.03   (3)
CHI 169 .172   (6) .172 (22) .438 (12) .249 (12) 24.46 (10) 1.00   (4) 4.62 (12) .500 (12) -1.54 (25)
SEA 190 .174   (7) .163 (20) .447   (8) .242 (14) 25.78 (26) 1.06   (7) 4.40   (6) .476   (7) -0.73 (21)
TEN 179 .179   (8) .207 (32) .419 (18) .251 (10) 24.72 (13) 0.86   (2) 4.50   (8) .482   (9) 0.00 (18)
NE 167 .180   (9) .132 (11) .395 (27) .210 (27) 23.31   (2) 1.36 (19) 3.94   (2) .438   (4) 6.57   (2)
CIN 183 .180 (10) .191 (30) .443 (10) .257   (8) 25.32 (23) 0.94   (3) 4.64 (15) .464   (6) 0.02 (17)
CAR 174 .184 (11) .167 (21) .397 (26) .230 (20) 25.29 (21) 1.10   (9) 4.64 (13) .477   (8) 2.13 (13)
ARI 194 .186 (12) .134 (12) .490   (3) .320   (1) 24.67 (12) 1.38 (20) 5.15 (28) .587 (24) 0.73 (15)
NO 175 .189 (13) .149 (16) .400 (25) .211 (26) 25.10 (17) 1.27 (15) 4.52   (9) .521 (14) 5.86   (4)
LARM 190 .189 (14) .121   (6) .405 (23) .189 (30) 25.24 (19) 1.57 (25) 4.96 (24) .587 (25) 7.21   (1)
WAS 189 .190 (15) .180 (27) .423 (16) .249 (11) 24.06   (5) 1.06   (6) 4.82 (17) .509 (13) 1.02 (14)
ATL 162 .191 (16) .173 (24) .407 (21) .222 (24) 25.90 (27) 1.11 (10) 4.15   (5) .458   (5) 3.37 (10)
Team Drives TDs/Dr FG/Dr Punts/Dr 3Outs/Dr LOS/KO TD/FG Pts/RZ TDs/RZ Avg. Lead
PIT 172 .198 (17) .116   (4) .442 (11) .262   (7) 24.19   (7) 1.70 (29) 5.08 (26) .615 (27) 4.31   (8)
DEN 186 .204 (18) .129   (9) .468   (4) .312   (2) 27.17 (32) 1.58 (26) 4.90 (22) .585 (23) -3.59 (31)
BUF 175 .206 (19) .183 (28) .354 (31) .183 (32) 26.23 (29) 1.12 (11) 4.88 (20) .536 (16) -0.51 (19)
DET 185 .211 (20) .124   (7) .384 (29) .227 (22) 23.41   (3) 1.70 (28) 5.09 (27) .618 (28) 0.39 (16)
DAL 163 .215 (21) .117   (5) .429 (14) .239 (17) 23.58   (4) 1.84 (31) 4.61 (11) .571 (22) 2.89 (11)
OAK 166 .217 (22) .205 (31) .422 (17) .223 (23) 24.13   (6) 1.06   (5) 4.64 (14) .489 (11) -1.72 (27)
KC 173 .220 (23) .127   (8) .416 (19) .208 (28) 24.30   (9) 1.73 (30) 4.88 (21) .560 (21) 4.55   (7)
NYG 189 .222 (24) .148 (15) .392 (28) .228 (21) 25.25 (20) 1.50 (21) 4.91 (23) .547 (17) -1.47 (24)
SF 180 .222 (25) .172 (23) .411 (20) .244 (13) 25.29 (22) 1.29 (16) 5.02 (25) .596 (26) -1.71 (26)
IND 169 .225 (26) .183 (29) .373 (30) .189 (31) 24.91 (14) 1.23 (14) 4.53 (10) .529 (15) -0.95 (23)
NYJ 186 .231 (27) .113   (3) .468   (5) .274   (6) 24.94 (15) 2.05 (32) 4.83 (18) .558 (20) -0.63 (20)
MIA 177 .232 (28) .153 (17) .424 (15) .232 (19) 23.03   (1) 1.52 (22) 5.27 (29) .627 (30) -3.19 (30)
CLE 179 .235 (29) .140 (13) .464   (6) .240 (16) 26.62 (31) 1.68 (27) 5.43 (31) .674 (32) -5.75 (32)
HOU 187 .235 (30) .176 (25) .433 (13) .241 (15) 25.04 (16) 1.33 (18) 5.38 (30) .623 (29) -0.89 (22)
GB 167 .240 (31) .180 (26) .401 (24) .216 (25) 25.33 (24) 1.33 (17) 5.61 (32) .652 (31) -1.84 (29)
TB 167 .240 (32) .156 (19) .353 (32) .192 (29) 24.61 (11) 1.54 (23) 4.85 (19) .547 (18) -1.76 (28)
Avg 179 .197 .152 .426 .241 24.95 1.30 4.75 .536 1.14