Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2014 PACE STATS

Updated through Week 2

Revised as of 9/16/2014

Pace stats compiled by Jim Armstrong

These stats are computed from NFL Drive Charts and Scoring Summaries. The concept of situation-neutral pace was introduced in Pro Football Prospectus 2005. The intent is to describe pace as dictated by each team's game plan or style of play, not pace that is situation-induced. The current definition discards plays when the score differential is greater than 10 points in the first half, plays when the score differential is greater than 8 points in the 3rd quarter, plays in the 4th quarter or overtime, and plays in the last five minutes of the first half.

The Time Stats table displays Time of Possession and Game Time breakdowns for each team.

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

OFFENSE

Team Sec/Play
(total)
Sec/Play
(1st half)
Sec/Play
(2nd half)
Sec/Play
(lead 7+)
Sec/Play
(+/- 6)
Sec/Play
(trail 7+)
Sec/Play
(situation
neutral)
PHI 21.38   (1) 19.39   (1) 23.50   (4) 34.14 (23) 21.15   (1) 20.59   (5) 21.22   (1)
CLE 23.86   (2) 26.49   (9) 21.94   (1) 24.10   (2) 23.57   (2) 24.19 (15) 26.06   (3)
JAC 24.50   (3) 25.25   (4) 23.78   (6) 25.41   (3) 24.16   (3) 24.14 (14) 23.63   (2)
BAL 24.83   (4) 22.44   (2) 26.38 (11) 29.57 (14) 29.69 (20) 18.86   (3) 27.05   (5)
MIA 24.93   (5) 28.05 (17) 23.09   (3) 5.00   (1) 28.13 (13) 23.90 (13) 27.32   (6)
NE 25.29   (6) 25.97   (7) 24.62   (8) 27.52 (10) 27.25   (8) 19.16   (4) 27.74   (7)
ATL 25.36   (7) 28.89 (22) 23.01   (2) N/A (25) 27.36   (9) 23.62 (11) 30.89 (16)
OAK 25.83   (8) 29.19 (23) 23.66   (5) N/A (30) 32.83 (31) 22.28   (8) 33.79 (31)
KC 25.98   (9) 28.06 (18) 24.15   (7) N/A (27) 27.82 (10) 25.09 (18) 30.38 (14)
GB 26.16 (10) 24.04   (3) 29.29 (27) 36.73 (24) 30.08 (22) 21.89   (7) 31.31 (17)
TEN 26.20 (11) 25.79   (6) 26.52 (14) 29.83 (17) 26.16   (4) 22.51 (10) 30.58 (15)
NO 26.28 (12) 26.03   (8) 26.57 (16) N/A (28) 26.89   (7) 24.19 (16) 28.80   (9)
IND 26.38 (13) 27.77 (15) 25.36   (9) 26.44   (6) 30.39 (24) 22.42   (9) 30.00 (12)
CIN 26.64 (14) 25.55   (5) 28.50 (23) 26.62   (7) 26.66   (5) N/A (29) 26.39   (4)
PIT 26.66 (15) 27.29 (12) 25.78 (10) 26.11   (4) 32.34 (29) 21.38   (6) 32.82 (27)
NYG 27.02 (16) 27.03 (10) 27.00 (17) N/A (29) 32.25 (28) 26.02 (21) 31.93 (21)
Team Sec/Play
(total)
Sec/Play
(1st half)
Sec/Play
(2nd half)
Sec/Play
(lead 7+)
Sec/Play
(+/- 6)
Sec/Play
(trail 7+)
Sec/Play
(situation
neutral)
ARI 27.15 (17) 27.81 (16) 26.53 (15) 27.11   (9) 26.80   (6) 29.62 (25) 30.23 (13)
NYJ 28.14 (18) 27.39 (13) 29.03 (25) 28.00 (13) 29.23 (16) 23.85 (12) 29.95 (11)
MIN 28.23 (19) 27.23 (11) 29.78 (28) 32.64 (22) 27.94 (11) 25.95 (20) 31.33 (18)
SEA 28.25 (20) 28.36 (19) 28.16 (21) 27.64 (11) 32.48 (30) 16.40   (2) 32.69 (26)
CAR 28.61 (21) 29.21 (24) 27.92 (20) 26.63   (8) 29.53 (18) N/A (28) 33.34 (29)
BUF 28.71 (22) 27.46 (14) 30.30 (29) 26.33   (5) 29.64 (19) 31.44 (27) 29.24 (10)
WAS 28.79 (23) 29.90 (25) 27.53 (18) 27.82 (12) 34.11 (32) 25.32 (19) 33.22 (28)
DEN 28.79 (24) 28.62 (21) 29.10 (26) 29.58 (15) 28.08 (12) N/A (30) 28.73   (8)
DET 28.95 (25) 31.45 (29) 26.45 (13) 32.18 (20) 29.17 (15) 15.62   (1) 32.69 (25)
TB 29.02 (26) 32.73 (32) 26.41 (12) N/A (32) 29.52 (17) 28.21 (22) 33.48 (30)
STL 29.51 (27) 32.06 (31) 27.90 (19) N/A (31) 30.21 (23) 28.37 (23) 32.13 (22)
CHI 29.59 (28) 31.03 (27) 28.21 (22) N/A (26) 28.38 (14) 30.63 (26) 32.33 (24)
DAL 30.24 (29) 31.37 (28) 28.99 (24) 29.80 (16) 31.95 (27) 29.52 (24) 34.52 (32)
SD 30.54 (30) 30.22 (26) 30.89 (30) 30.33 (18) 30.54 (25) N/A (32) 31.57 (20)
SF 30.71 (31) 28.50 (20) 32.59 (31) 31.76 (19) 29.69 (21) 24.57 (17) 31.50 (19)
HOU 32.32 (32) 31.75 (30) 32.92 (32) 32.56 (21) 31.68 (26) N/A (31) 32.15 (23)
Avg 27.25 27.72 26.78 29.00 28.71 24.04 30.12

DEFENSE

Team Sec/Play
(total)
Sec/Play
(1st half)
Sec/Play
(2nd half)
Sec/Play
(lead 7+)
Sec/Play
(+/- 6)
Sec/Play
(trail 7+)
Sec/Play
(situation
neutral)
CIN 22.16   (1) 22.16   (1) 22.16   (1) N/A (27) 29.74 (21) 19.57   (4) 26.74   (5)
MIA 23.79   (2) 24.42   (5) 22.95   (4) 24.16   (3) 26.20   (6) 18.03   (3) 26.16   (3)
IND 23.99   (3) 23.78   (2) 24.28   (7) 28.07 (11) 23.59   (2) 20.86   (6) 23.93   (1)
NO 24.42   (4) 26.53 (10) 22.86   (3) 24.10   (2) 23.35   (1) 28.21 (25) 26.16   (4)
JAC 25.10   (5) 24.53   (6) 25.69 (12) 28.38 (12) 24.73   (4) 20.33   (5) 27.94 (10)
HOU 25.72   (6) 29.09 (21) 22.96   (5) N/A (29) 35.27 (32) 23.14 (11) 32.38 (24)
BAL 25.72   (7) 27.87 (16) 22.19   (2) 25.07   (4) 30.10 (22) 21.38   (8) 29.26 (11)
DEN 25.88   (8) 26.71 (11) 25.34   (9) N/A (28) 27.48 (10) 25.55 (19) 30.02 (15)
CAR 26.13   (9) 28.25 (19) 24.62   (8) N/A (26) 27.30   (9) 24.74 (15) 30.45 (16)
NE 26.19 (10) 26.38   (9) 26.01 (13) 21.00   (1) 27.25   (8) 25.94 (20) 27.43   (7)
ATL 26.25 (11) 25.14   (7) 27.64 (20) 27.91 (10) 25.72   (5) N/A (28) 27.76   (9)
DET 26.33 (12) 23.83   (3) 28.79 (25) 25.29   (5) 27.60 (11) 25.19 (17) 29.38 (12)
PHI 26.51 (13) 27.51 (14) 25.49 (11) 25.85   (6) 28.47 (13) 16.36   (1) 27.61   (8)
DAL 27.06 (14) 26.93 (12) 27.15 (17) 31.31 (21) 24.17   (3) 22.51   (9) 25.90   (2)
BUF 27.12 (15) 32.70 (32) 23.94   (6) N/A (25) 29.52 (18) 25.39 (18) 33.25 (28)
NYJ 27.34 (16) 23.98   (4) 31.25 (29) 36.73 (24) 31.67 (29) 20.93   (7) 33.33 (30)
Team Sec/Play
(total)
Sec/Play
(1st half)
Sec/Play
(2nd half)
Sec/Play
(lead 7+)
Sec/Play
(+/- 6)
Sec/Play
(trail 7+)
Sec/Play
(situation
neutral)
GB 27.39 (17) 27.20 (13) 27.56 (19) 27.51   (9) 28.80 (15) 23.85 (12) 27.25   (6)
CLE 27.53 (18) 25.75   (8) 29.84 (28) 26.11   (7) 29.67 (20) 24.19 (13) 29.97 (14)
TEN 27.57 (19) 29.44 (23) 25.46 (10) 29.80 (15) 30.42 (25) 17.32   (2) 33.12 (26)
SD 27.74 (20) 28.08 (17) 27.45 (18) N/A (30) 29.58 (19) 22.54 (10) 33.27 (29)
PIT 27.85 (21) 29.31 (22) 26.93 (15) 29.57 (13) 30.24 (23) 24.19 (14) 30.55 (17)
ARI 28.16 (22) 29.81 (24) 26.63 (14) 30.33 (16) 28.78 (14) 27.00 (23) 31.22 (19)
WAS 28.18 (23) 28.22 (18) 28.16 (23) 29.61 (14) 30.26 (24) 26.00 (21) 29.49 (13)
NYG 29.32 (24) 31.83 (31) 26.96 (16) 30.64 (18) 26.44   (7) N/A (30) 32.18 (22)
KC 29.37 (25) 27.71 (15) 31.30 (30) 30.98 (19) 28.16 (12) N/A (29) 30.98 (18)
MIN 29.50 (26) 30.89 (28) 28.52 (24) 31.00 (20) 30.98 (28) 26.66 (22) 31.94 (20)
SF 29.67 (27) 30.83 (27) 28.12 (22) N/A (32) 29.40 (17) 29.69 (26) 33.22 (27)
STL 29.83 (28) 30.40 (26) 29.00 (26) 31.81 (22) 29.36 (16) N/A (32) 32.38 (23)
TB 29.90 (29) 31.75 (30) 28.09 (21) 26.89   (8) 30.56 (26) 34.90 (27) 34.29 (31)
SEA 30.54 (30) 31.24 (29) 29.75 (27) N/A (31) 32.27 (30) 24.74 (16) 32.13 (21)
CHI 30.66 (31) 29.00 (20) 32.25 (31) 30.62 (17) 32.31 (31) 27.26 (24) 32.90 (25)
OAK 32.42 (32) 30.05 (25) 35.78 (32) 34.16 (23) 30.94 (27) N/A (31) 34.74 (32)
Avg 27.25 27.72 26.78 29.00 28.71 24.04 30.12

TIME STATS

Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
DAL 36:18   (1) 6:25 (13) 14:38 (11) 15:15 (22) 7:51 (24) 22:37 (17) 29:33 (22)
SD 35:13   (2) 9:38   (6) 19:10   (5) 6:26   (7) 17:43   (5) 33:52   (9) 8:26   (7)
WAS 34:58   (3) 9:28   (7) 16:38   (9) 8:52 (11) 15:21   (8) 27:32 (14) 17:08 (11)
HOU 33:51   (4) 8:03 (10) 24:53   (2) 0:56   (2) 14:39 (10) 44:26   (4) 0:56   (2)
DET 33:23   (5) 7:26 (11) 16:51   (8) 9:06 (12) 12:26 (15) 32:05 (11) 15:30   (9)
NYJ 32:38   (6) 3:47 (25) 17:09   (6) 11:43 (16) 3:58 (30) 37:10   (5) 18:53 (12)
BAL 32:19   (7) 3:13 (28) 14:21 (12) 14:45 (20) 9:34 (22) 23:08 (16) 27:19 (18)
CAR 32:16   (8) 13:45   (1) 15:15 (10) 3:16   (5) 22:02   (2) 34:30   (8) 3:29   (5)
IND 31:56   (9) 6:01 (14) 11:27 (17) 14:28 (19) 12:09 (17) 20:29 (19) 27:22 (19)
STL 31:54 (10) 3:27 (27) 1:15 (29) 27:13 (31) 14:28 (11) 5:27 (30) 40:06 (26)
CIN 31:45 (11) 10:27   (5) 20:54   (4) 0:24   (1) 14:07 (12) 45:30   (3) 0:24   (1)
SF 31:14 (12) 0:17 (30) 26:02   (1) 4:55   (6) 1:36 (32) 51:47   (1) 6:37   (6)
NO 31:02 (13) 3:52 (24) 11:58 (15) 15:13 (21) 6:44 (27) 32:55 (10) 20:21 (13)
MIA 30:52 (14) 4:24 (22) 4:24 (24) 22:04 (28) 11:04 (19) 12:07 (24) 36:50 (25)
NE 30:34 (15) 4:45 (20) 17:00   (7) 8:49 (10) 10:51 (20) 34:42   (7) 14:27   (8)
ARI 29:40 (16) 8:23   (8) 10:42 (18) 10:35 (14) 14:00 (14) 30:27 (12) 15:33 (10)
Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
CHI 29:36 (17) 8:15   (9) 1:42 (27) 19:39 (24) 17:40   (6) 8:59 (26) 33:22 (24)
KC 29:15 (18) 4:51 (17) 1:14 (30) 23:11 (29) 10:03 (21) 6:39 (28) 43:19 (30)
PIT 28:40 (19) 12:40   (3) 7:37 (21) 8:23   (8) 17:50   (4) 19:27 (20) 22:44 (14)
ATL 28:24 (20) 3:40 (26) 0:00 (32) 24:44 (30) 14:03 (13) 4:03 (31) 41:55 (28)
MIN 28:22 (21) 5:30 (15) 12:41 (13) 10:11 (13) 7:36 (25) 29:39 (13) 22:46 (15)
TEN 28:17 (22) 4:48 (19) 11:42 (16) 11:47 (17) 15:36   (7) 16:46 (21) 27:39 (20)
NYG 28:13 (23) 0:00 (31) 0:44 (31) 27:29 (32) 3:46 (31) 3:27 (32) 52:48 (32)
GB 28:07 (24) 1:45 (29) 4:36 (23) 21:47 (27) 7:10 (26) 11:59 (25) 40:52 (27)
DEN 28:05 (25) 5:08 (16) 21:21   (3) 1:37   (3) 6:44 (28) 51:40   (2) 1:37   (3)
CLE 27:52 (26) 4:49 (18) 5:08 (22) 17:55 (23) 15:04   (9) 16:19 (22) 28:38 (21)
BUF 27:51 (27) 13:08   (2) 12:21 (14) 2:22   (4) 21:37   (3) 36:02   (6) 2:22   (4)
PHI 27:16 (28) 3:55 (23) 2:00 (26) 21:21 (26) 12:14 (16) 5:45 (29) 42:02 (29)
TB 26:22 (29) 10:35   (4) 1:26 (28) 14:21 (18) 22:47   (1) 12:47 (23) 24:27 (17)
SEA 25:33 (30) 6:34 (12) 10:27 (19) 8:32   (9) 12:08 (18) 24:25 (15) 23:28 (16)
JAC 25:07 (31) 4:25 (21) 9:14 (20) 11:28 (15) 8:22 (23) 21:33 (18) 30:06 (23)
OAK 23:17 (32) 0:00 (32) 2:35 (25) 20:43 (25) 5:34 (29) 8:37 (27) 45:50 (31)