Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2014 PACE STATS

Updated through Week 11

Revised as of 11/18/2014

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 21.94   (1) 20.13   (1) 23.66   (1) 23.82   (1) 21.64   (1) 20.58   (2) 22.23   (1)
CLE 25.07   (2) 25.45   (3) 24.75   (3) 28.04 (12) 25.71   (3) 21.66   (3) 26.54   (2)
NE 25.36   (3) 24.10   (2) 26.65 (13) 26.38   (5) 24.44   (2) 24.81 (14) 26.76   (3)
NYG 25.93   (4) 26.25   (6) 25.65   (8) 27.17   (8) 26.62   (6) 24.90 (15) 30.10 (16)
JAC 26.14   (5) 28.29 (20) 24.22   (2) 25.74   (2) 28.66 (17) 24.01 (10) 29.42 (12)
OAK 26.25   (6) 27.53 (13) 24.99   (4) N/A (32) 29.54 (23) 23.71   (9) 30.00 (15)
ATL 26.37   (7) 27.75 (17) 25.02   (6) 30.64 (29) 26.37   (4) 24.18 (11) 29.10 (10)
NYJ 26.41   (8) 27.80 (18) 24.99   (5) 28.93 (17) 29.04 (18) 24.47 (13) 31.41 (21)
DEN 26.49   (9) 26.01   (5) 27.00 (16) 29.24 (21) 26.93   (8) 20.19   (1) 27.63   (4)
CIN 26.62 (10) 26.91 (10) 26.34 (11) 28.34 (14) 27.34 (10) 23.50   (8) 28.09   (5)
BUF 26.64 (11) 27.58 (14) 25.70   (9) 27.83 (10) 26.76   (7) 25.67 (18) 29.38 (11)
NO 26.68 (12) 26.57   (9) 26.79 (15) 28.01 (11) 26.58   (5) 25.98 (22) 29.07   (9)
MIA 26.81 (13) 27.17 (11) 26.50 (12) 28.16 (13) 28.60 (16) 23.27   (7) 29.62 (14)
BAL 26.96 (14) 25.83   (4) 27.98 (21) 29.97 (24) 27.09   (9) 23.14   (5) 28.31   (6)
MIN 26.98 (15) 27.27 (12) 26.66 (14) 25.90   (4) 28.09 (13) 26.03 (23) 30.85 (19)
IND 27.16 (16) 26.42   (8) 28.01 (22) 28.76 (16) 28.07 (12) 22.09   (4) 28.35   (7)
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)
CAR 27.62 (17) 29.39 (27) 25.92 (10) 25.76   (3) 29.34 (20) 25.87 (20) 31.57 (25)
HOU 27.67 (18) 27.60 (15) 27.74 (18) 27.60   (9) 29.06 (19) 25.78 (19) 29.58 (13)
TB 27.83 (19) 28.31 (21) 27.41 (17) 29.03 (19) 29.44 (21) 25.88 (21) 30.37 (17)
GB 27.88 (20) 26.34   (7) 29.74 (31) 30.46 (26) 28.19 (14) 23.21   (6) 28.91   (8)
ARI 28.30 (21) 27.65 (16) 28.99 (26) 29.23 (20) 28.40 (15) 26.57 (24) 30.44 (18)
WAS 28.47 (22) 28.97 (25) 27.96 (19) 27.11   (6) 29.83 (25) 27.05 (25) 31.41 (22)
CHI 28.56 (23) 28.62 (22) 28.51 (25) 27.17   (7) 30.40 (29) 27.22 (26) 32.40 (27)
PIT 28.67 (24) 28.12 (19) 29.27 (28) 29.42 (22) 30.41 (30) 25.50 (17) 31.44 (23)
TEN 28.67 (25) 28.93 (24) 28.42 (24) 32.01 (30) 30.35 (28) 25.14 (16) 32.40 (26)
STL 28.78 (26) 32.58 (32) 25.53   (7) 32.78 (31) 30.57 (31) 24.24 (12) 33.16 (31)
SEA 28.82 (27) 28.63 (23) 29.00 (27) 28.57 (15) 29.50 (22) 27.66 (29) 32.60 (28)
DET 28.97 (28) 30.11 (30) 27.97 (20) 30.47 (27) 27.92 (11) 28.49 (31) 32.73 (29)
SF 29.44 (29) 29.13 (26) 29.73 (30) 30.61 (28) 29.84 (26) 27.49 (28) 31.28 (20)
KC 29.54 (30) 30.79 (31) 28.31 (23) 28.95 (18) 30.80 (32) 27.40 (27) 32.83 (30)
SD 29.75 (31) 29.40 (28) 30.10 (32) 29.90 (23) 29.74 (24) 29.50 (32) 31.47 (24)
DAL 29.83 (32) 29.98 (29) 29.66 (29) 30.01 (25) 30.35 (27) 28.26 (30) 33.54 (32)
Avg 27.36 27.61 27.11 28.67 28.29 25.02 30.11

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)
IND 24.51   (1) 24.16   (1) 24.85   (2) 28.77 (16) 25.68   (1) 22.04   (3) 25.88   (1)
HOU 25.60   (2) 26.31   (4) 24.86   (3) 27.30   (6) 26.83   (4) 22.88   (5) 27.61   (2)
CLE 26.23   (3) 26.98   (8) 25.44   (5) 26.20   (3) 28.26 (15) 21.42   (1) 28.99   (5)
GB 26.43   (4) 25.87   (2) 27.01 (16) 28.92 (18) 27.84 (12) 24.83 (12) 29.35   (7)
PIT 26.54   (5) 27.08 (10) 26.05 (10) 28.32 (12) 28.85 (25) 23.25   (6) 28.45   (3)
DEN 26.65   (6) 27.66 (16) 25.76   (7) 25.39   (2) 28.79 (22) 25.63 (22) 30.59 (22)
SF 26.68   (7) 27.59 (14) 25.77   (9) 29.15 (22) 26.71   (3) 25.70 (23) 29.52 (10)
CIN 26.71   (8) 26.91   (7) 26.53 (14) 27.95 (10) 28.80 (23) 24.17   (8) 29.23   (6)
MIA 26.77   (9) 28.83 (28) 24.72   (1) 23.89   (1) 29.03 (26) 24.68 (11) 30.78 (25)
DET 26.91 (10) 27.66 (17) 26.14 (11) 31.71 (31) 26.69   (2) 24.91 (15) 30.27 (17)
NE 27.11 (11) 28.47 (26) 25.76   (8) 29.52 (25) 29.43 (29) 25.19 (17) 30.75 (24)
ATL 27.12 (12) 27.08 (11) 27.15 (17) 27.43   (7) 27.49   (8) 26.09 (24) 30.03 (14)
KC 27.27 (13) 27.85 (21) 26.74 (15) 30.22 (29) 27.71 (11) 25.54 (20) 30.49 (21)
ARI 27.29 (14) 28.35 (25) 26.30 (12) 28.03 (11) 27.52   (9) 26.61 (26) 30.05 (15)
SD 27.47 (15) 28.62 (27) 26.40 (13) 26.91   (4) 29.65 (30) 25.12 (16) 31.77 (30)
NO 27.48 (16) 27.69 (18) 27.28 (18) 28.94 (19) 27.14   (5) 27.03 (28) 28.98   (4)
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)
CAR 27.55 (17) 26.55   (5) 28.46 (27) 29.15 (23) 27.18   (6) 24.84 (13) 29.57 (11)
JAC 27.55 (18) 27.10 (12) 28.01 (24) 28.47 (14) 27.89 (13) 22.43   (4) 29.35   (8)
BAL 27.56 (19) 29.71 (32) 25.32   (4) 28.38 (13) 29.40 (28) 25.21 (18) 31.68 (29)
CHI 27.66 (20) 27.59 (13) 27.74 (22) 28.68 (15) 28.46 (17) 25.22 (19) 29.40   (9)
BUF 27.69 (21) 27.88 (22) 27.52 (19) 30.04 (27) 28.62 (18) 24.65 (10) 31.08 (27)
PHI 27.70 (22) 29.68 (31) 25.63   (6) 27.79   (9) 27.34   (7) 28.00 (30) 29.98 (12)
TEN 27.79 (23) 27.79 (19) 27.79 (23) 29.10 (21) 29.40 (27) 21.81   (2) 31.29 (28)
STL 27.81 (24) 27.03   (9) 28.57 (28) 27.17   (5) 28.77 (21) 26.64 (27) 30.30 (18)
TB 28.07 (25) 27.85 (20) 28.31 (26) 27.77   (8) 27.89 (14) 29.34 (31) 30.38 (20)
NYG 28.21 (26) 28.25 (23) 28.16 (25) 28.80 (17) 28.65 (20) 26.49 (25) 30.19 (16)
DAL 28.32 (27) 29.37 (29) 27.54 (20) 28.95 (20) 31.31 (32) 24.85 (14) 32.22 (31)
NYJ 28.35 (28) 26.07   (3) 30.77 (31) 30.29 (30) 28.31 (16) 23.68   (7) 30.60 (23)
WAS 28.57 (29) 27.65 (15) 29.43 (30) 29.56 (26) 28.80 (24) 25.60 (21) 30.94 (26)
SEA 28.62 (30) 29.52 (30) 27.65 (21) 39.36 (32) 30.18 (31) 24.24   (9) 32.79 (32)
MIN 28.74 (31) 28.28 (24) 29.18 (29) 29.42 (24) 28.65 (19) 27.92 (29) 30.33 (19)
OAK 28.87 (32) 26.82   (6) 31.19 (32) 30.08 (28) 27.68 (10) 31.25 (32) 30.00 (13)
Avg 27.36 27.61 27.11 28.67 28.29 25.02 30.11

TIME STATS

Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
IND 33:45   (1) 5:14 (20) 21:33   (1) 6:58   (2) 7:51 (30) 36:06   (2) 16:03   (3)
PIT 33:22   (2) 7:12   (7) 14:41   (8) 11:29 (13) 12:01 (14) 27:05 (12) 20:54 (12)
SF 33:08   (3) 3:10 (31) 15:39   (3) 14:19 (22) 7:23 (31) 30:47   (5) 21:50 (15)
DAL 32:24   (4) 6:42 (10) 12:12 (14) 13:30 (18) 13:26   (7) 25:39 (15) 20:55 (13)
DET 32:24   (5) 5:55 (13) 15:01   (6) 11:28 (12) 11:57 (16) 28:26 (11) 19:38 (10)
SD 31:38   (6) 7:30   (5) 15:20   (5) 8:47   (4) 15:23   (4) 29:54   (7) 14:43   (2)
CHI 31:11   (7) 5:25 (17) 9:09 (22) 16:38 (27) 10:24 (21) 19:12 (24) 30:24 (26)
NO 30:55   (8) 5:32 (15) 11:08 (19) 14:15 (21) 10:50 (19) 25:02 (17) 24:08 (21)
KC 30:54   (9) 8:11   (3) 12:22 (13) 10:21   (8) 12:42 (10) 29:17   (9) 18:01   (6)
ARI 30:44 (10) 7:13   (6) 12:36 (12) 10:55   (9) 12:21 (12) 28:44 (10) 18:55   (8)
SEA 30:38 (11) 6:58   (9) 11:11 (18) 12:29 (16) 13:43   (6) 24:45 (18) 21:32 (14)
NYJ 30:31 (12) 3:02 (32) 5:59 (28) 21:29 (32) 5:56 (32) 15:10 (28) 38:54 (31)
WAS 30:24 (13) 8:13   (2) 7:39 (26) 14:32 (24) 12:52   (8) 18:20 (25) 28:48 (24)
MIA 30:22 (14) 5:49 (14) 13:08 (11) 11:25 (11) 14:09   (5) 25:17 (16) 20:34 (11)
HOU 30:19 (15) 7:02   (8) 12:12 (15) 11:06 (10) 15:50   (2) 21:57 (21) 22:14 (16)
STL 30:18 (16) 6:16 (11) 10:06 (20) 13:56 (20) 12:22 (11) 24:05 (19) 23:33 (19)
Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
CAR 30:09 (17) 10:36   (1) 4:46 (30) 14:48 (25) 18:33   (1) 12:49 (30) 28:39 (23)
BAL 30:08 (18) 4:10 (28) 13:32 (10) 12:26 (15) 9:50 (25) 26:48 (13) 23:23 (17)
NE 30:07 (19) 4:03 (29) 19:30   (2) 6:34   (1) 8:59 (29) 40:18   (1) 10:42   (1)
DEN 29:51 (20) 4:29 (25) 15:24   (4) 9:58   (7) 9:05 (28) 33:30   (3) 17:25   (4)
MIN 29:04 (21) 5:31 (16) 8:06 (25) 15:27 (26) 10:06 (22) 20:24 (23) 29:30 (25)
NYG 29:03 (22) 5:08 (21) 6:23 (27) 17:32 (30) 11:58 (15) 15:00 (29) 33:02 (29)
BUF 28:53 (23) 8:10   (4) 8:38 (23) 12:06 (14) 15:47   (3) 20:30 (22) 23:43 (20)
GB 28:44 (24) 4:58 (23) 14:33   (9) 9:12   (5) 9:13 (27) 33:16   (4) 17:31   (5)
ATL 28:38 (25) 4:12 (27) 10:03 (21) 14:23 (23) 11:33 (17) 23:10 (20) 25:17 (22)
CLE 28:36 (26) 3:12 (30) 12:01 (17) 13:22 (17) 9:56 (23) 26:34 (14) 23:29 (18)
JAC 27:55 (27) 5:24 (18) 5:05 (29) 17:26 (29) 9:47 (26) 12:31 (31) 37:43 (30)
CIN 27:43 (28) 4:27 (26) 14:45   (7) 8:32   (3) 11:18 (18) 30:01   (6) 18:41   (7)
TB 27:40 (29) 5:56 (12) 4:29 (31) 17:15 (28) 12:43   (9) 15:31 (27) 31:47 (28)
TEN 27:00 (30) 4:56 (24) 8:15 (24) 13:50 (19) 12:03 (13) 17:15 (26) 30:43 (27)
PHI 26:57 (31) 5:21 (19) 12:10 (16) 9:26   (6) 10:44 (20) 29:54   (8) 19:22   (9)
OAK 26:16 (32) 5:03 (22) 1:50 (32) 19:24 (31) 9:50 (24) 7:57 (32) 42:14 (32)