Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2012 DEFENSIVE DRIVE STATS

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 8/30/2013
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.

TeamDrivesYds/DrPts/DrTOs/DrINT/DrFUM/DrLOS/DrPlays/DrTOP/DrDSR
DEN 186 25.03   (1) 1.48   (5) .124 (16) .086 (13) .038 (22) 25.75   (7) 5.55   (4) 2:28   (4) .648   (4)
PIT 174 25.99   (2) 1.61   (8) .109 (25) .057 (27) .052 (17) 29.87 (28) 5.60   (8) 2:33   (8) .652   (5)
ARI 205 26.20   (3) 1.46   (4) .146   (9) .107   (6) .039 (21) 27.66 (18) 5.20   (1) 2:25   (3) .625   (1)
HOU 196 26.72   (4) 1.57   (7) .148   (8) .077 (17) .071   (3) 27.98 (22) 5.27   (2) 2:15   (1) .645   (3)
CHI 192 26.77   (5) 1.31   (1) .208   (2) .125   (1) .083   (2) 25.95   (8) 5.43   (3) 2:22   (2) .633   (2)
CIN 186 27.53   (6) 1.53   (6) .145 (10) .075 (18) .070   (4) 25.46   (5) 5.69 (11) 2:32   (6) .662   (8)
SF 173 27.60   (7) 1.43   (3) .133 (13) .081 (14) .052 (16) 24.90   (2) 5.94 (21) 2:45 (21) .659   (6)
NYJ 187 28.07   (8) 1.74 (13) .118 (21) .059 (26) .059 (10) 28.39 (23) 5.56   (5) 2:35 (11) .661   (7)
BAL 190 29.42   (9) 1.69 (11) .121 (19) .068 (20) .053 (15) 27.02 (13) 5.90 (18) 2:43 (19) .671   (9)
SD 176 29.62 (10) 1.84 (16) .142 (11) .080 (16) .062   (7) 26.13 (10) 5.82 (17) 2:38 (13) .696 (19)
CLE 194 29.73 (11) 1.79 (14) .149   (7) .088 (12) .062   (8) 27.14 (14) 5.72 (12) 2:39 (15) .693 (16)
SEA 164 29.86 (12) 1.40   (2) .165   (6) .110   (5) .055 (12) 24.20   (1) 6.01 (26) 2:46 (25) .677 (13)
GB 184 29.93 (13) 1.79 (15) .120 (20) .098   (9) .022 (30) 25.96   (9) 5.76 (13) 2:34 (10) .675 (11)
PHI 176 30.50 (14) 2.21 (28) .068 (31) .045 (30) .023 (29) 31.86 (32) 5.78 (14) 2:46 (22) .706 (25)
DET 185 30.58 (15) 1.98 (22) .086 (28) .059 (25) .027 (27) 29.59 (26) 5.57   (6) 2:32   (7) .676 (12)
STL 176 31.05 (16) 1.86 (17) .114 (23) .097 (10) .017 (32) 29.59 (27) 6.05 (27) 2:53 (30) .697 (21)
TeamDrivesYds/DrPts/DrTOs/DrINT/DrFUM/DrLOS/DrPlays/DrTOP/DrDSR
MIN 181 31.40 (17) 1.88 (18) .122 (18) .055 (29) .066   (5) 27.26 (15) 6.11 (28) 2:46 (24) .707 (26)
OAK 180 31.61 (18) 2.31 (32) .094 (26) .061 (24) .033 (23) 30.87 (31) 5.67 (10) 2:41 (17) .694 (18)
MIA 178 31.68 (19) 1.62   (9) .084 (29) .056 (28) .028 (25) 27.70 (19) 6.20 (32) 2:51 (29) .681 (14)
CAR 170 31.96 (20) 1.98 (21) .124 (17) .065 (23) .059   (9) 28.65 (24) 6.11 (29) 2:50 (28) .704 (23)
NE 191 31.97 (21) 1.72 (12) .215   (1) .105   (7) .110   (1) 25.60   (6) 5.58   (7) 2:28   (5) .690 (15)
ATL 176 32.30 (22) 1.65 (10) .176   (4) .114   (4) .062   (6) 25.10   (4) 5.78 (15) 2:38 (14) .671 (10)
TB 187 32.39 (23) 1.95 (20) .128 (15) .096 (11) .032 (24) 26.42 (12) 5.62   (9) 2:33   (9) .697 (20)
KC 173 32.71 (24) 2.17 (27) .064 (32) .040 (32) .023 (28) 27.98 (21) 5.79 (16) 2:46 (23) .694 (17)
TEN 184 32.71 (25) 2.26 (30) .130 (14) .103   (8) .027 (26) 30.04 (29) 5.99 (24) 2:50 (27) .723 (30)
BUF 179 32.73 (26) 2.23 (29) .112 (24) .067 (21) .045 (19) 30.21 (30) 5.93 (19) 2:40 (16) .727 (31)
DAL 168 34.11 (27) 2.14 (26) .083 (30) .042 (31) .042 (20) 26.21 (11) 6.01 (25) 2:50 (26) .711 (27)
WAS 177 34.18 (28) 2.14 (25) .175   (5) .119   (3) .056 (11) 27.63 (17) 5.95 (22) 2:36 (12) .716 (28)
IND 173 34.39 (29) 2.05 (23) .087 (27) .069 (19) .017 (31) 24.98   (3) 5.94 (20) 2:43 (20) .705 (24)
JAC 183 34.63 (30) 2.12 (24) .115 (22) .066 (22) .049 (18) 27.55 (16) 6.19 (31) 2:53 (31) .718 (29)
NYG 170 34.99 (31) 1.94 (19) .176   (3) .124   (2) .053 (14) 27.84 (20) 6.12 (30) 2:54 (32) .703 (22)
NO 187 36.92 (32) 2.27 (31) .134 (12) .080 (15) .053 (13) 29.32 (25) 5.97 (23) 2:42 (18) .734 (32)
Avg 181 30.73 1.84 .129 .081 .048 27.53 5.80 2:39 .687
  • 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.

TeamDrivesTDs/DrFG/DrPunts/Dr3Outs/DrLOS/KOTD/FGPts/RZTDs/RZAvg. Lead
CHI 192 .135   (1) .120   (9) .458   (8) .245 (13) 19.87   (1) 1.13   (9) 4.39   (6) .512 (10) 4.35   (8)
SEA 164 .140   (2) .140 (13) .470   (5) .256   (8) 21.45 (13) 1.00   (5) 4.16   (3) .447   (3) 6.11   (2)
SF 173 .150   (3) .127 (11) .451 (11) .243 (14) 23.77 (29) 1.18 (12) 5.28 (29) .611 (28) 5.16   (3)
CIN 186 .156   (4) .145 (16) .457   (9) .247 (12) 20.96   (9) 1.07   (6) 4.61 (11) .512 (11) 4.61   (6)
ARI 205 .156   (5) .122 (10) .449 (13) .268   (5) 25.55 (32) 1.28 (15) 4.14   (1) .455   (5) -3.11 (28)
MIA 178 .157   (6) .174 (27) .478   (3) .242 (16) 20.40   (4) 0.90   (2) 4.15   (2) .426   (1) 0.25 (19)
BAL 190 .158   (7) .195 (30) .468   (6) .295   (2) 21.41 (11) 0.81   (1) 4.45 (10) .434   (2) 3.03 (14)
PIT 174 .161   (8) .161 (22) .506   (1) .264   (6) 23.49 (25) 1.00   (4) 4.71 (14) .537 (14) 1.01 (17)
DEN 186 .161   (9) .118   (8) .500   (2) .323   (1) 21.81 (16) 1.36 (17) 5.12 (27) .585 (24) 5.13   (4)
ATL 176 .170 (10) .153 (18) .364 (29) .193 (28) 20.36   (3) 1.11   (7) 4.24   (4) .452   (4) 4.47   (7)
HOU 196 .179 (11) .107   (3) .459   (7) .260   (7) 24.38 (30) 1.67 (25) 4.40   (7) .500   (7) 3.66 (11)
STL 176 .193 (12) .170 (24) .409 (20) .216 (24) 22.15 (18) 1.13 (10) 4.42   (8) .509   (9) -0.95 (22)
CAR 170 .194 (13) .206 (32) .394 (24) .200 (26) 21.61 (15) 0.94   (3) 4.86 (18) .540 (16) 2.34 (15)
GB 184 .196 (14) .141 (14) .402 (23) .255 (10) 23.14 (22) 1.38 (19) 5.21 (28) .617 (29) 5.11   (5)
NYJ 187 .198 (15) .118   (7) .476   (4) .283   (3) 21.52 (14) 1.68 (26) 5.02 (25) .600 (26) -2.39 (26)
NE 191 .199 (16) .110   (5) .351 (30) .194 (27) 20.76   (6) 1.81 (27) 4.43   (9) .522 (13) 8.72   (1)
TeamDrivesTDs/DrFG/DrPunts/Dr3Outs/DrLOS/KOTD/FGPts/RZTDs/RZAvg. Lead
MIN 181 .210 (17) .138 (12) .420 (18) .232 (21) 20.89   (8) 1.52 (22) 5.08 (26) .608 (27) 4.06   (9)
DET 185 .211 (18) .168 (23) .427 (16) .254 (11) 21.86 (17) 1.26 (14) 4.97 (24) .513 (12) -1.45 (24)
CLE 194 .211 (19) .103   (2) .454 (10) .242 (15) 20.24   (2) 2.05 (30) 4.71 (13) .588 (25) -1.14 (23)
NYG 170 .212 (20) .153 (17) .318 (32) .135 (32) 23.67 (27) 1.38 (18) 4.36   (5) .460   (6) 3.46 (12)
IND 173 .214 (21) .185 (28) .410 (19) .237 (18) 20.46   (5) 1.16 (11) 4.87 (19) .509   (8) -0.71 (21)
SD 176 .216 (22) .108   (4) .449 (12) .278   (4) 20.81   (7) 2.00 (29) 5.65 (32) .700 (32) 3.70 (10)
JAC 183 .219 (23) .197 (31) .366 (28) .202 (25) 23.26 (24) 1.11   (8) 4.81 (16) .547 (18) -3.05 (27)
KC 173 .231 (24) .185 (29) .422 (17) .237 (19) 24.85 (31) 1.25 (13) 4.87 (20) .540 (15) -6.69 (32)
DAL 168 .232 (25) .173 (26) .440 (14) .238 (17) 21.28 (10) 1.34 (16) 4.94 (22) .556 (19) -1.96 (25)
TB 187 .235 (26) .102   (1) .406 (21) .235 (20) 21.43 (12) 2.32 (32) 4.83 (17) .556 (20) 0.72 (18)
WAS 177 .237 (27) .158 (21) .367 (27) .220 (23) 23.01 (20) 1.50 (21) 4.96 (23) .577 (23) 3.24 (13)
PHI 176 .250 (28) .153 (19) .438 (15) .227 (22) 23.02 (21) 1.63 (24) 4.80 (15) .545 (17) -3.93 (30)
TEN 184 .255 (29) .158 (20) .375 (26) .158 (31) 23.00 (19) 1.62 (23) 5.29 (30) .638 (30) -3.40 (29)
OAK 180 .256 (30) .172 (25) .378 (25) .256   (9) 23.18 (23) 1.48 (20) 4.92 (21) .566 (22) -5.47 (31)
NO 187 .262 (31) .144 (15) .332 (31) .166 (30) 23.56 (26) 1.81 (28) 4.63 (12) .557 (21) 1.41 (16)
BUF 179 .268 (32) .117   (6) .402 (22) .173 (29) 23.74 (28) 2.29 (31) 5.60 (31) .691 (31) 0.23 (20)
Avg 181 .200 .147 .422 .234 22.15 1.37 4.78 .545 1.14