Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2017 PACE STATS

Updated through Week 10

Revised as of 11/14/2017

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)
SF 24.27   (1) 24.85   (2) 23.74   (1) 38.78 (32) 25.99   (4) 22.68   (4) 29.29   (8)
BUF 26.11   (2) 26.01   (5) 26.20   (6) 30.64 (17) 25.97   (3) 24.24   (8) 29.18   (6)
CLE 26.16   (3) 27.13 (10) 25.19   (3) 30.58 (16) 28.15 (13) 24.38 (10) 30.73 (14)
NE 26.17   (4) 25.26   (3) 27.25 (12) 27.11   (2) 26.06   (5) 23.70   (6) 27.99   (2)
ARI 26.31   (5) 27.50 (12) 25.11   (2) 31.23 (20) 25.56   (2) 24.35   (9) 29.75 (10)
TB 26.43   (6) 25.75   (4) 27.02 (10) 25.75   (1) 26.43   (6) 26.60 (26) 29.04   (5)
NYG 26.73   (7) 27.54 (13) 26.01   (4) 33.26 (30) 27.74 (12) 24.68 (13) 29.79 (11)
BAL 26.94   (8) 26.81   (9) 27.05 (11) 29.35 (12) 31.37 (32) 21.89   (2) 31.14 (20)
HOU 27.03   (9) 26.77   (8) 27.28 (14) 28.57   (7) 26.97   (9) 25.98 (21) 28.79   (4)
LACH 27.12 (10) 27.73 (14) 26.51   (9) 28.56   (6) 27.74 (11) 25.79 (17) 30.93 (16)
SEA 27.12 (11) 26.63   (7) 27.63 (19) 34.32 (31) 26.87   (8) 25.84 (18) 29.74   (9)
GB 27.49 (12) 29.20 (26) 26.04   (5) 29.44 (13) 30.22 (29) 24.50 (12) 31.56 (24)
LARM 27.50 (13) 24.07   (1) 30.56 (31) 30.48 (15) 25.54   (1) 23.51   (5) 27.11   (1)
MIN 27.63 (14) 26.63   (6) 28.62 (23) 30.68 (18) 26.79   (7) 24.43 (11) 28.48   (3)
DEN 27.64 (15) 27.25 (11) 28.09 (21) 29.59 (14) 28.26 (14) 26.55 (25) 29.29   (7)
DET 27.72 (16) 28.20 (18) 27.25 (13) 31.90 (25) 27.71 (10) 25.36 (15) 31.71 (25)
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)
ATL 27.90 (17) 28.15 (17) 27.59 (18) 28.50   (4) 28.32 (15) 25.85 (19) 31.29 (22)
DAL 27.90 (18) 28.44 (21) 27.37 (15) 28.16   (3) 28.50 (17) 25.90 (20) 31.41 (23)
MIA 28.17 (19) 30.20 (32) 26.44   (8) 32.43 (28) 30.57 (30) 26.01 (22) 33.05 (31)
OAK 28.21 (20) 28.67 (24) 27.75 (20) 31.81 (24) 28.69 (18) 26.09 (23) 32.18 (28)
WAS 28.26 (21) 30.01 (31) 26.40   (7) 31.25 (21) 29.05 (24) 22.38   (3) 31.21 (21)
IND 28.37 (22) 28.34 (19) 28.42 (22) 29.27 (10) 28.75 (20) 26.61 (27) 31.11 (19)
JAC 28.42 (23) 29.32 (28) 27.43 (16) 29.28 (11) 28.73 (19) 25.74 (16) 30.74 (15)
PIT 28.47 (24) 28.10 (16) 28.84 (25) 28.52   (5) 29.37 (25) 25.28 (14) 32.09 (27)
CHI 28.59 (25) 29.81 (29) 27.43 (17) 31.40 (22) 29.99 (27) 26.44 (24) 32.66 (30)
TEN 28.74 (26) 28.36 (20) 29.14 (27) 31.05 (19) 28.82 (22) 27.31 (29) 31.08 (18)
CIN 28.80 (27) 28.67 (23) 28.94 (26) 32.69 (29) 28.36 (16) 27.56 (31) 29.92 (13)
PHI 28.86 (28) 28.89 (25) 28.82 (24) 29.23   (9) 29.66 (26) 20.91   (1) 30.96 (17)
NO 28.94 (29) 28.04 (15) 29.80 (29) 31.52 (23) 28.81 (21) 24.14   (7) 29.86 (12)
KC 29.63 (30) 29.32 (27) 29.92 (30) 29.19   (8) 30.82 (31) 27.53 (30) 33.87 (32)
NYJ 29.79 (31) 29.85 (30) 29.74 (28) 32.40 (27) 30.00 (28) 26.98 (28) 32.49 (29)
CAR 29.86 (32) 28.59 (22) 31.16 (32) 31.93 (26) 29.01 (23) 29.11 (32) 31.82 (26)
Avg 27.71 27.78 27.64 30.00 28.18 25.27 30.63

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)
PHI 25.43   (1) 26.05   (2) 24.86   (2) 32.83 (31) 27.44   (9) 23.61   (6) 30.41 (15)
KC 26.27   (2) 27.45 (14) 25.07   (3) 31.00 (23) 27.15   (5) 23.62   (7) 29.53   (4)
MIN 26.58   (3) 29.35 (30) 24.04   (1) 28.14   (5) 29.73 (30) 22.78   (2) 32.30 (29)
NE 26.62   (4) 27.60 (17) 25.79   (5) 26.02   (1) 28.12 (16) 25.63 (18) 30.20 (12)
TEN 26.68   (5) 27.40 (10) 26.04   (7) 29.73 (13) 27.51 (10) 22.41   (1) 29.80   (9)
SEA 26.72   (6) 27.41 (11) 26.06   (8) 28.26   (6) 26.84   (2) 25.12 (15) 29.40   (2)
NO 26.80   (7) 28.12 (22) 25.40   (4) 28.78   (7) 29.73 (29) 24.23 (10) 31.53 (27)
NYJ 26.84   (8) 27.28   (9) 26.41   (9) 31.26 (26) 28.33 (19) 23.00   (5) 30.33 (14)
WAS 27.08   (9) 26.20   (3) 27.85 (17) 29.64 (11) 26.85   (3) 25.88 (20) 30.88 (22)
JAC 27.10 (10) 26.50   (5) 27.56 (14) 30.53 (22) 27.16   (6) 25.88 (19) 30.17 (11)
DET 27.14 (11) 27.43 (13) 26.86 (12) 28.97   (9) 28.22 (18) 24.05   (9) 30.71 (20)
ARI 27.16 (12) 25.67   (1) 28.60 (23) 30.34 (20) 26.68   (1) 24.88 (13) 29.52   (3)
DAL 27.21 (13) 28.58 (24) 25.99   (6) 29.21 (10) 29.36 (26) 24.84 (11) 31.68 (28)
LARM 27.24 (14) 27.53 (16) 26.84 (11) 27.70   (3) 27.74 (13) 26.75 (25) 30.14 (10)
IND 27.58 (15) 27.19   (7) 27.95 (18) 31.24 (24) 27.06   (4) 26.03 (21) 29.63   (6)
DEN 27.62 (16) 27.24   (8) 27.98 (19) 28.02   (4) 27.53 (11) 26.87 (26) 30.78 (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)
CAR 27.67 (17) 28.41 (23) 26.91 (13) 31.67 (27) 27.28   (8) 26.37 (23) 29.33   (1)
NYG 27.67 (18) 26.37   (4) 29.21 (27) 29.75 (14) 27.73 (12) 23.73   (8) 30.45 (16)
BAL 27.76 (19) 27.47 (15) 28.07 (21) 28.91   (8) 28.94 (23) 25.54 (17) 29.78   (8)
PIT 27.82 (20) 29.04 (29) 26.66 (10) 32.27 (30) 29.06 (24) 25.44 (16) 32.32 (30)
TB 27.92 (21) 28.10 (21) 27.71 (15) 31.74 (28) 27.22   (7) 22.81   (3) 29.55   (5)
HOU 28.08 (22) 27.13   (6) 29.12 (25) 26.89   (2) 28.42 (21) 28.42 (30) 30.30 (13)
CIN 28.11 (23) 27.43 (12) 28.81 (24) 30.06 (17) 28.67 (22) 24.97 (14) 31.39 (26)
ATL 28.36 (24) 29.00 (28) 27.85 (16) 29.67 (12) 27.91 (14) 28.51 (31) 32.82 (31)
BUF 28.52 (25) 28.58 (25) 28.45 (22) 33.26 (32) 28.41 (20) 24.84 (12) 30.67 (18)
GB 28.65 (26) 27.92 (19) 29.45 (28) 30.14 (18) 29.14 (25) 26.34 (22) 31.23 (25)
LACH 28.68 (27) 29.44 (31) 28.01 (20) 31.24 (25) 27.92 (15) 27.90 (29) 30.54 (17)
SF 28.73 (28) 27.79 (18) 29.67 (29) 29.94 (16) 28.22 (17) 22.95   (4) 29.67   (7)
CHI 29.39 (29) 28.92 (27) 29.82 (30) 29.86 (15) 30.60 (32) 26.52 (24) 31.17 (24)
CLE 29.68 (30) 27.99 (20) 31.41 (31) 30.22 (19) 29.41 (27) 27.26 (28) 30.70 (19)
OAK 29.72 (31) 30.25 (32) 29.20 (26) 31.81 (29) 29.80 (31) 26.99 (27) 31.10 (23)
MIA 29.98 (32) 28.71 (26) 31.42 (32) 30.48 (21) 29.60 (28) 30.76 (32) 33.35 (32)
Avg 27.71 27.78 27.64 30.00 28.18 25.27 30.63

TIME STATS

Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
CAR 33:42   (1) 6:32 (15) 16:26   (5) 10:45 (12) 12:07 (20) 29:46 (10) 18:07 (11)
PHI 33:12   (2) 6:32 (14) 21:10   (1) 5:30   (1) 13:13 (16) 39:34   (1) 7:13   (1)
NO 32:36   (3) 4:50 (29) 19:02   (3) 8:44   (6) 9:36 (29) 34:52   (4) 15:31   (5)
JAC 31:58   (4) 8:04   (6) 15:40   (6) 8:14   (4) 12:46 (17) 31:32   (6) 15:42   (6)
PIT 31:58   (5) 8:47   (3) 14:47   (7) 8:24   (5) 14:33   (9) 30:50   (7) 14:36   (4)
DEN 31:25   (6) 6:47 (12) 8:02 (24) 16:36 (26) 10:02 (26) 17:41 (24) 32:17 (26)
MIN 31:10   (7) 6:17 (16) 14:34   (9) 10:19 (10) 14:53   (7) 28:37 (11) 16:30   (7)
NE 31:09   (8) 6:54 (11) 17:48   (4) 6:27   (2) 10:29 (23) 38:29   (2) 11:02   (2)
SEA 30:45   (9) 9:06   (2) 10:14 (17) 11:26 (14) 19:32   (1) 22:28 (18) 18:00 (10)
KC 30:44 (10) 5:36 (24) 12:58 (11) 12:09 (16) 9:55 (27) 29:56   (9) 20:09 (14)
DET 30:42 (11) 7:24   (8) 8:28 (22) 14:50 (24) 14:07 (12) 19:02 (22) 26:51 (20)
LARM 30:41 (12) 4:16 (32) 19:25   (2) 7:00   (3) 9:37 (28) 38:21   (3) 12:01   (3)
TEN 30:39 (13) 8:06   (5) 11:04 (15) 11:30 (15) 14:03 (13) 25:19 (14) 20:38 (15)
WAS 30:37 (14) 7:03 (10) 13:28 (10) 10:06   (9) 9:18 (30) 30:02   (8) 20:40 (16)
HOU 30:28 (15) 6:02 (20) 9:39 (20) 14:46 (23) 10:11 (25) 21:03 (19) 28:46 (24)
DAL 30:27 (16) 6:07 (18) 14:42   (8) 9:38   (8) 9:15 (31) 32:54   (5) 17:51   (9)
Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
BAL 30:19 (17) 5:00 (28) 12:29 (12) 12:50 (18) 11:20 (22) 23:51 (16) 24:49 (17)
NYJ 30:08 (18) 9:23   (1) 10:10 (18) 10:35 (11) 19:03   (2) 22:49 (17) 18:08 (12)
ARI 29:43 (19) 4:50 (30) 10:34 (16) 14:19 (22) 12:10 (19) 20:18 (20) 27:32 (22)
IND 29:37 (20) 7:15   (9) 11:24 (14) 10:58 (13) 13:49 (14) 26:26 (13) 19:45 (13)
ATL 29:07 (21) 8:27   (4) 11:42 (13) 8:59   (7) 14:25 (11) 28:09 (12) 17:26   (8)
CLE 29:04 (22) 6:12 (17) 1:41 (31) 21:11 (32) 15:57   (4) 5:51 (32) 38:12 (31)
MIA 29:00 (23) 7:38   (7) 2:18 (30) 19:04 (31) 17:42   (3) 5:58 (31) 36:20 (30)
GB 28:51 (24) 6:32 (13) 8:17 (23) 14:01 (21) 13:28 (15) 19:51 (21) 26:41 (19)
TB 28:44 (25) 5:20 (25) 6:18 (27) 17:06 (28) 10:12 (24) 16:33 (27) 33:15 (28)
CHI 28:24 (26) 5:45 (23) 6:53 (26) 15:46 (25) 14:28 (10) 16:39 (26) 28:53 (25)
NYG 28:11 (27) 4:18 (31) 5:46 (28) 18:07 (29) 12:07 (21) 15:34 (28) 32:19 (27)
BUF 27:53 (28) 5:46 (22) 8:46 (21) 13:21 (20) 15:28   (5) 17:53 (23) 26:39 (18)
OAK 27:51 (29) 5:17 (26) 9:52 (19) 12:42 (17) 8:01 (32) 24:35 (15) 27:25 (21)
LACH 27:41 (30) 5:12 (27) 5:33 (29) 16:56 (27) 12:20 (18) 14:20 (29) 33:20 (29)
CIN 26:53 (31) 5:52 (21) 7:46 (25) 13:15 (19) 15:19   (6) 17:09 (25) 27:32 (23)
SF 26:22 (32) 6:04 (19) 1:38 (32) 18:41 (30) 14:49   (8) 6:56 (30) 38:15 (32)