Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2013 PACE STATS

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 12/30/2013

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 23.38   (1) 22.41   (1) 24.45   (4) 26.33   (4) 22.72   (1) 21.32   (1) 23.88   (1)
BUF 23.95   (2) 24.60   (3) 23.36   (1) 27.23   (5) 24.19   (3) 21.72   (2) 24.92   (2)
NE 24.65   (3) 24.79   (4) 24.53   (6) 25.03   (2) 24.68   (4) 24.12   (9) 26.59   (4)
DEN 24.73   (4) 23.80   (2) 25.58   (8) 26.03   (3) 24.09   (2) 22.90   (4) 25.86   (3)
CLE 24.96   (5) 26.43   (8) 23.59   (2) 24.65   (1) 26.77   (9) 22.04   (3) 28.90   (9)
JAC 25.12   (6) 25.76   (6) 24.50   (5) 29.06 (14) 25.62   (5) 24.04   (8) 28.37   (6)
BAL 25.79   (7) 25.52   (5) 26.03 (11) 27.59   (6) 26.32   (6) 23.58   (5) 28.28   (5)
WAS 26.22   (8) 28.30 (21) 24.28   (3) 31.70 (30) 28.28 (19) 24.00   (7) 30.80 (19)
MIN 26.22   (9) 26.65 (11) 25.84   (9) 29.28 (17) 26.69   (8) 24.45 (12) 28.64   (8)
MIA 26.66 (10) 27.69 (15) 25.55   (7) 28.31   (9) 26.92 (10) 25.39 (19) 30.08 (14)
GB 26.69 (11) 26.59 (10) 26.79 (16) 29.06 (13) 26.60   (7) 25.58 (20) 28.92 (10)
IND 26.87 (12) 26.03   (7) 27.79 (21) 29.29 (18) 27.31 (13) 24.73 (14) 28.50   (7)
HOU 26.91 (13) 27.66 (14) 26.18 (13) 27.90   (7) 27.11 (11) 26.53 (29) 30.82 (20)
TEN 27.40 (14) 28.50 (24) 26.38 (15) 28.95 (11) 28.68 (23) 24.37 (10) 30.91 (22)
NYJ 27.45 (15) 27.49 (13) 27.41 (19) 29.37 (20) 27.29 (12) 26.99 (30) 29.38 (12)
DET 27.61 (16) 27.38 (12) 27.87 (22) 28.97 (12) 27.76 (15) 26.21 (23) 30.95 (23)
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 27.72 (17) 28.13 (19) 27.35 (18) 29.06 (15) 28.01 (16) 26.52 (28) 30.16 (15)
NYG 27.74 (18) 28.58 (25) 26.91 (17) 29.60 (21) 28.22 (18) 26.32 (26) 31.08 (24)
ATL 27.77 (19) 29.45 (29) 26.09 (12) 28.09   (8) 29.87 (30) 23.81   (6) 31.69 (27)
OAK 27.93 (20) 28.31 (22) 27.53 (20) 31.98 (31) 28.47 (22) 25.32 (18) 31.94 (28)
STL 28.09 (21) 30.41 (32) 25.97 (10) 30.09 (24) 30.46 (31) 25.58 (21) 32.31 (31)
PIT 28.14 (22) 29.92 (30) 26.38 (14) 28.44 (10) 31.05 (32) 25.24 (17) 32.31 (32)
TB 28.18 (23) 28.36 (23) 27.99 (23) 30.25 (26) 29.60 (27) 25.20 (16) 30.68 (17)
CIN 28.20 (24) 26.49   (9) 29.71 (29) 29.35 (19) 28.28 (20) 26.27 (24) 30.00 (13)
KC 28.23 (25) 27.93 (17) 28.55 (26) 30.79 (28) 27.73 (14) 24.82 (15) 29.28 (11)
DAL 28.25 (26) 28.16 (20) 28.34 (24) 30.00 (22) 28.38 (21) 26.02 (22) 30.84 (21)
NO 28.25 (27) 27.97 (18) 28.51 (25) 30.07 (23) 28.15 (17) 26.39 (27) 30.26 (16)
CHI 28.64 (28) 28.58 (26) 28.70 (27) 30.09 (25) 29.84 (29) 26.31 (25) 31.21 (25)
SEA 29.08 (29) 27.88 (16) 30.31 (31) 29.16 (16) 29.22 (24) 27.64 (32) 31.49 (26)
SF 29.45 (30) 29.14 (28) 29.77 (30) 30.31 (27) 29.48 (25) 24.56 (13) 30.71 (18)
SD 29.47 (31) 30.13 (31) 28.82 (28) 31.64 (29) 29.52 (26) 27.26 (31) 31.96 (29)
CAR 29.93 (32) 28.75 (27) 31.12 (32) 32.30 (32) 29.74 (28) 24.40 (11) 32.00 (30)
Avg 27.13 27.39 26.88 29.01 27.73 24.89 29.79

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 25.76   (1) 26.78   (6) 24.66   (1) 26.69   (3) 27.76 (19) 23.30   (4) 28.42   (1)
KC 26.03   (2) 26.47   (4) 25.65   (7) 28.20 (11) 28.01 (22) 23.54   (7) 29.24 (11)
NE 26.11   (3) 27.50 (20) 24.86   (2) 27.70   (4) 27.53 (14) 23.53   (5) 29.09   (9)
ARI 26.19   (4) 27.37 (17) 25.02   (3) 28.14 (10) 27.06   (7) 22.75   (2) 30.27 (24)
PIT 26.21   (5) 26.19   (3) 26.23 (12) 28.30 (14) 26.42   (3) 24.39 (10) 28.81   (5)
CLE 26.41   (6) 26.03   (2) 26.80 (15) 28.05   (9) 26.84   (5) 23.54   (6) 28.45   (2)
DET 26.44   (7) 27.38 (18) 25.61   (6) 26.41   (2) 28.02 (23) 22.92   (3) 29.16 (10)
DEN 26.50   (8) 27.83 (26) 25.12   (4) 30.94 (28) 27.36 (11) 25.38 (20) 30.06 (19)
DAL 26.53   (9) 27.37 (15) 25.74   (8) 31.69 (32) 26.08   (2) 25.26 (17) 30.16 (22)
MIA 26.66 (10) 27.25 (14) 26.18 (10) 28.50 (17) 26.64   (4) 25.00 (16) 29.09   (8)
CAR 26.74 (11) 28.20 (28) 25.29   (5) 25.96   (1) 27.76 (18) 25.34 (19) 30.49 (25)
SD 26.75 (12) 27.37 (16) 26.20 (11) 27.96   (7) 28.09 (24) 24.60 (13) 31.00 (30)
NYG 26.82 (13) 26.01   (1) 27.63 (22) 29.38 (23) 27.53 (15) 20.57   (1) 29.50 (13)
NYJ 26.89 (14) 26.77   (5) 27.03 (16) 28.20 (12) 27.34   (9) 24.37   (9) 28.55   (4)
SF 27.03 (15) 28.37 (29) 25.80   (9) 31.42 (30) 29.53 (31) 24.45 (12) 30.94 (29)
NO 27.05 (16) 26.89   (8) 27.24 (17) 28.41 (16) 27.46 (12) 25.69 (22) 29.42 (12)
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)
TEN 27.26 (17) 27.11 (13) 27.42 (19) 29.86 (24) 27.02   (6) 26.01 (25) 30.04 (18)
BUF 27.28 (18) 26.78   (7) 27.79 (25) 28.85 (19) 27.80 (20) 24.62 (14) 29.08   (7)
PHI 27.30 (19) 27.97 (27) 26.65 (14) 29.14 (21) 29.31 (30) 24.41 (11) 30.58 (27)
OAK 27.32 (20) 27.01 (12) 27.64 (23) 28.04   (8) 27.91 (21) 25.77 (23) 29.54 (14)
MIN 27.54 (21) 27.73 (24) 27.34 (18) 30.34 (27) 27.50 (13) 24.69 (15) 30.52 (26)
IND 27.56 (22) 27.42 (19) 27.70 (24) 31.54 (31) 27.63 (16) 23.62   (8) 29.78 (16)
GB 27.59 (23) 27.57 (21) 27.60 (21) 28.22 (13) 28.25 (26) 25.59 (21) 30.91 (28)
CHI 27.60 (24) 27.75 (25) 27.45 (20) 27.90   (5) 27.35 (10) 27.90 (32) 29.73 (15)
BAL 27.64 (25) 28.68 (30) 26.61 (13) 28.77 (18) 28.37 (27) 25.33 (18) 30.15 (21)
ATL 27.66 (26) 26.93   (9) 28.32 (27) 28.86 (20) 27.65 (17) 26.84 (29) 30.18 (23)
WAS 27.74 (27) 26.95 (10) 28.52 (29) 29.22 (22) 27.07   (8) 26.89 (30) 28.82   (6)
JAC 28.04 (28) 26.98 (11) 29.19 (32) 29.87 (25) 26.06   (1) 26.94 (31) 28.51   (3)
TB 28.11 (29) 27.65 (22) 28.55 (30) 30.04 (26) 28.20 (25) 25.91 (24) 30.02 (17)
HOU 28.17 (30) 27.70 (23) 28.63 (31) 28.31 (15) 28.57 (28) 26.37 (27) 30.08 (20)
STL 28.62 (31) 28.90 (31) 28.36 (28) 30.96 (29) 29.06 (29) 26.12 (26) 31.67 (31)
SEA 28.96 (32) 29.92 (32) 28.07 (26) 27.95   (6) 30.89 (32) 26.75 (28) 31.85 (32)
Avg 27.13 27.39 26.88 29.01 27.73 24.89 29.79

TIME STATS

Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
SD 33:00   (1) 9:05   (2) 11:18 (12) 12:37 (11) 15:57   (2) 24:14 (12) 19:49 (10)
NO 32:41   (2) 5:17 (20) 15:08   (6) 12:16 (10) 10:54 (21) 29:44   (7) 19:22   (9)
DET 32:17   (3) 9:13   (1) 9:07 (22) 13:57 (16) 17:05   (1) 20:58 (21) 21:57 (12)
CAR 31:53   (4) 7:34   (4) 16:07   (5) 8:12   (5) 12:39 (11) 32:21   (5) 15:00   (5)
CIN 31:49   (5) 8:17   (3) 14:25   (7) 9:07   (7) 14:48   (3) 28:40   (9) 16:32   (6)
KC 30:57   (6) 6:48   (7) 16:44   (3) 7:26   (3) 10:47 (22) 35:12   (3) 14:01   (4)
PIT 30:53   (7) 5:37 (18) 10:43 (14) 14:33 (20) 11:00 (20) 23:01 (14) 25:59 (18)
HOU 30:51   (8) 4:06 (27) 6:42 (30) 20:03 (31) 8:33 (29) 15:58 (31) 35:29 (30)
ARI 30:46   (9) 6:30 (12) 9:13 (21) 15:03 (23) 13:29   (7) 20:09 (25) 26:22 (19)
SF 30:35 (10) 6:41 (10) 18:37   (2) 5:16   (1) 11:12 (19) 38:47   (2) 10:01   (1)
WAS 30:31 (11) 5:54 (16) 3:34 (32) 21:03 (32) 12:04 (16) 10:19 (32) 37:37 (32)
GB 30:27 (12) 5:59 (15) 10:28 (15) 14:00 (17) 12:12 (14) 23:02 (13) 24:46 (14)
CHI 30:25 (13) 6:56   (6) 8:32 (24) 14:57 (22) 13:36   (6) 20:48 (22) 25:36 (16)
TEN 30:13 (14) 5:12 (22) 7:19 (28) 17:41 (30) 10:31 (23) 19:44 (26) 29:45 (27)
ATL 30:12 (15) 6:41   (9) 7:30 (26) 16:02 (27) 11:27 (18) 20:12 (24) 28:21 (24)
DEN 30:02 (16) 3:27 (30) 19:06   (1) 7:28   (4) 8:03 (30) 39:42   (1) 12:15   (2)
Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
NE 29:57 (17) 6:15 (13) 12:12 (11) 11:30   (9) 12:52   (9) 28:05 (10) 19:04   (8)
OAK 29:54 (18) 4:07 (26) 10:27 (16) 15:20 (25) 9:23 (26) 22:17 (17) 28:20 (23)
BAL 29:54 (19) 4:34 (24) 10:49 (13) 14:31 (19) 9:41 (25) 22:51 (15) 27:28 (21)
SEA 29:53 (20) 6:14 (14) 16:17   (4) 7:23   (2) 12:12 (15) 34:42   (4) 13:07   (3)
IND 29:41 (21) 3:43 (29) 12:43 (10) 13:16 (15) 6:21 (32) 26:40 (11) 26:59 (20)
NYJ 29:40 (22) 5:31 (19) 7:30 (27) 16:40 (28) 12:32 (12) 17:23 (29) 30:05 (29)
TB 29:29 (23) 4:34 (25) 10:08 (19) 14:47 (21) 8:37 (28) 22:32 (16) 28:51 (25)
STL 29:05 (24) 3:47 (28) 10:08 (18) 15:11 (24) 8:56 (27) 21:33 (20) 29:32 (26)
DAL 29:02 (25) 6:44   (8) 13:15   (8) 9:04   (6) 11:35 (17) 31:00   (6) 17:25   (7)
NYG 28:53 (26) 5:41 (17) 8:42 (23) 14:30 (18) 12:40 (10) 17:25 (28) 29:55 (28)
CLE 28:41 (27) 6:36 (11) 9:27 (20) 12:39 (12) 13:38   (5) 21:37 (19) 24:45 (13)
BUF 28:35 (28) 5:16 (21) 10:26 (17) 12:54 (13) 12:32 (13) 21:43 (18) 25:46 (17)
MIA 28:28 (29) 7:05   (5) 8:09 (25) 13:14 (14) 14:29   (4) 20:28 (23) 25:03 (15)
MIN 27:31 (30) 5:01 (23) 7:09 (29) 15:21 (26) 13:04   (8) 18:37 (27) 28:19 (22)
JAC 27:22 (31) 3:12 (31) 6:34 (31) 17:37 (29) 7:00 (31) 16:43 (30) 36:17 (31)
PHI 26:24 (32) 3:09 (32) 13:11   (9) 10:04   (8) 9:42 (24) 28:49   (8) 21:29 (11)