Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2016 PACE STATS

Updated through Week 13

Revised as of 12/6/2016

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 24.82   (1) 27.07   (8) 22.64   (1) 26.41   (2) 27.45   (9) 22.55   (1) 28.01   (1)
NYG 25.75   (2) 26.53   (3) 24.99   (3) 27.18   (6) 26.49   (1) 23.77   (5) 28.04   (2)
JAC 25.95   (3) 27.81 (18) 24.41   (2) 24.79   (1) 27.36   (7) 25.00 (11) 30.09 (10)
NO 26.23   (4) 26.22   (2) 26.24   (8) 27.37   (8) 26.52   (2) 25.41 (17) 29.10   (3)
CLE 26.30   (5) 27.66 (17) 25.02   (4) 27.68   (9) 27.85 (16) 25.06 (12) 29.83   (8)
DEN 26.53   (6) 26.87   (5) 26.21   (7) 26.42   (3) 27.02   (4) 25.88 (21) 29.29   (5)
CIN 26.53   (7) 27.41 (13) 25.73   (5) 27.29   (7) 27.10   (5) 25.18 (14) 29.37   (6)
BAL 26.71   (8) 26.00   (1) 27.55 (18) 28.58 (11) 26.78   (3) 23.14   (2) 30.70 (17)
ARI 26.94   (9) 26.90   (6) 26.98 (10) 28.74 (14) 27.39   (8) 24.95   (9) 30.68 (15)
TB 27.17 (10) 28.14 (22) 26.18   (6) 29.25 (17) 27.74 (13) 25.06 (13) 30.48 (14)
HOU 27.24 (11) 27.06   (7) 27.43 (13) 29.42 (19) 28.41 (22) 24.91   (8) 30.23 (11)
CHI 27.26 (12) 28.01 (21) 26.56   (9) 29.74 (20) 28.34 (19) 23.37   (4) 30.97 (21)
NE 27.45 (13) 27.10   (9) 27.79 (20) 27.13   (5) 28.24 (17) 25.54 (19) 29.84   (9)
SEA 27.46 (14) 26.72   (4) 28.16 (24) 28.70 (13) 27.36   (6) 25.25 (16) 31.09 (24)
CAR 27.52 (15) 27.56 (15) 27.48 (14) 29.16 (16) 27.81 (15) 25.21 (15) 30.75 (18)
BUF 27.52 (16) 27.52 (14) 27.52 (17) 26.76   (4) 29.05 (28) 24.65   (7) 30.44 (13)
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)
WAS 27.64 (17) 27.25 (11) 28.01 (22) 29.35 (18) 27.68 (12) 26.85 (26) 30.99 (22)
ATL 27.72 (18) 27.37 (12) 28.08 (23) 28.37 (10) 27.47 (10) 27.35 (29) 29.22   (4)
PIT 27.89 (19) 28.29 (23) 27.49 (15) 30.64 (26) 28.46 (23) 23.19   (3) 30.83 (19)
GB 27.91 (20) 27.24 (10) 28.55 (27) 30.03 (23) 28.32 (18) 25.64 (20) 29.62   (7)
IND 27.96 (21) 28.63 (25) 27.27 (11) 29.88 (22) 27.60 (11) 26.97 (27) 30.37 (12)
OAK 28.01 (22) 28.78 (26) 27.28 (12) 28.61 (12) 28.64 (26) 26.15 (24) 30.84 (20)
PHI 28.11 (23) 27.90 (19) 28.31 (25) 33.20 (32) 27.81 (14) 26.07 (23) 31.70 (29)
LARM 28.18 (24) 27.94 (20) 28.39 (26) 32.73 (31) 28.57 (24) 26.41 (25) 31.60 (28)
KC 28.23 (25) 29.05 (28) 27.50 (16) 31.95 (30) 29.36 (29) 24.38   (6) 31.39 (26)
TEN 28.50 (26) 27.60 (16) 29.46 (31) 30.40 (25) 30.70 (32) 25.00 (10) 33.52 (32)
NYJ 28.65 (27) 29.32 (30) 27.98 (21) 29.05 (15) 30.39 (31) 25.43 (18) 31.22 (25)
SD 28.73 (28) 29.79 (32) 27.74 (19) 29.87 (21) 28.36 (20) 27.95 (30) 31.43 (27)
DET 28.92 (29) 28.52 (24) 29.36 (30) 30.31 (24) 28.37 (21) 29.22 (31) 31.08 (23)
MIN 29.10 (30) 29.02 (27) 29.16 (28) 31.59 (28) 28.91 (27) 27.24 (28) 30.70 (16)
MIA 29.46 (31) 29.57 (31) 29.35 (29) 31.80 (29) 28.63 (25) 30.02 (32) 32.35 (31)
DAL 29.76 (32) 29.14 (29) 30.39 (32) 31.26 (27) 29.63 (30) 26.05 (22) 32.23 (30)
Avg 27.55 27.78 27.32 29.22 28.11 25.48 30.55

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)
CAR 26.13   (1) 27.26   (8) 24.99   (2) 27.70   (6) 26.84   (3) 24.35   (7) 30.08   (9)
DAL 26.28   (2) 27.27   (9) 25.38   (3) 27.38   (4) 26.16   (2) 26.26 (22) 29.83   (7)
NO 26.29   (3) 26.31   (2) 26.27   (9) 28.35   (9) 25.81   (1) 25.34 (16) 29.17   (3)
SD 26.67   (4) 28.74 (28) 24.97   (1) 27.55   (5) 28.52 (20) 24.71 (11) 30.28 (13)
IND 26.69   (5) 25.87   (1) 27.48 (19) 28.76 (13) 27.33   (9) 24.94 (14) 29.08   (2)
TEN 26.78   (6) 27.47 (13) 26.13   (8) 29.16 (18) 27.36 (10) 24.52   (8) 30.06   (8)
ATL 26.81   (7) 28.32 (23) 25.46   (4) 30.33 (25) 28.77 (23) 24.24   (5) 31.42 (27)
NE 26.95   (8) 27.88 (17) 26.03   (6) 26.23   (2) 29.43 (27) 25.49 (18) 30.30 (15)
PHI 27.02   (9) 28.02 (20) 26.01   (5) 28.45 (10) 27.27   (7) 24.67   (9) 30.56 (20)
OAK 27.04 (10) 27.35 (10) 26.75 (11) 28.58 (11) 27.27   (8) 26.18 (21) 29.04   (1)
ARI 27.20 (11) 27.02   (6) 27.37 (17) 26.16   (1) 29.47 (29) 24.92 (13) 30.31 (16)
NYJ 27.21 (12) 27.45 (12) 26.97 (12) 29.79 (22) 27.43 (11) 19.66   (1) 29.81   (6)
DEN 27.36 (13) 28.26 (22) 26.51 (10) 29.64 (20) 28.66 (21) 24.15   (4) 30.16 (10)
KC 27.38 (14) 27.68 (15) 27.09 (13) 29.64 (21) 28.10 (16) 24.70 (10) 30.36 (17)
TB 27.38 (15) 26.63   (4) 28.06 (24) 27.85   (7) 28.20 (18) 25.78 (19) 29.48   (4)
WAS 27.44 (16) 28.89 (29) 26.10   (7) 29.94 (24) 26.98   (5) 27.83 (29) 30.30 (14)
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 27.51 (17) 26.81   (5) 28.23 (26) 27.01   (3) 27.96 (13) 26.70 (23) 29.55   (5)
MIN 27.60 (18) 27.93 (19) 27.24 (15) 32.74 (32) 28.87 (25) 21.96   (2) 32.17 (30)
NYG 27.66 (19) 27.41 (11) 27.91 (22) 28.89 (14) 28.10 (15) 25.42 (17) 30.60 (21)
MIA 27.82 (20) 27.90 (18) 27.75 (21) 29.09 (16) 28.68 (22) 22.47   (3) 32.64 (32)
GB 27.89 (21) 27.64 (14) 28.17 (25) 28.16   (8) 28.81 (24) 26.72 (24) 30.28 (12)
LARM 27.89 (22) 28.63 (26) 27.10 (14) 28.64 (12) 26.96   (4) 28.93 (32) 31.10 (25)
SF 27.90 (23) 26.59   (3) 29.19 (30) 29.01 (15) 27.01   (6) 27.12 (26) 30.49 (19)
PIT 28.05 (24) 28.04 (21) 28.06 (23) 32.16 (30) 29.76 (31) 24.33   (6) 30.36 (18)
SEA 28.13 (25) 28.58 (25) 27.67 (20) 32.69 (31) 29.44 (28) 25.31 (15) 31.15 (26)
BAL 28.14 (26) 29.02 (31) 27.39 (18) 31.70 (29) 28.01 (14) 27.42 (27) 30.80 (24)
JAC 28.17 (27) 27.80 (16) 28.57 (27) 29.12 (17) 27.50 (12) 28.69 (31) 30.62 (22)
BUF 28.20 (28) 29.15 (32) 27.32 (16) 29.22 (19) 28.12 (17) 28.05 (30) 30.27 (11)
HOU 28.85 (29) 28.68 (27) 29.02 (29) 29.88 (23) 30.23 (32) 25.89 (20) 31.95 (29)
CHI 28.99 (30) 28.98 (30) 29.00 (28) 31.09 (27) 29.05 (26) 26.72 (25) 30.78 (23)
CLE 29.14 (31) 27.21   (7) 31.24 (32) 31.15 (28) 28.49 (19) 24.76 (12) 31.85 (28)
DET 29.17 (32) 28.54 (24) 29.80 (31) 30.61 (26) 29.69 (30) 27.53 (28) 32.49 (31)
Avg 27.55 27.78 27.32 29.22 28.11 25.48 30.55

TIME STATS

Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
PHI 32:07   (1) 4:24 (27) 12:02 (12) 15:41 (24) 9:29 (27) 22:15 (19) 28:17 (25)
DAL 32:03   (2) 4:53 (24) 17:15   (2) 9:55   (5) 8:29 (29) 37:22   (2) 14:09   (2)
ARI 31:41   (3) 9:46   (1) 10:17 (19) 11:38 (11) 15:18   (2) 22:48 (18) 21:54 (12)
TB 31:39   (4) 5:59 (12) 11:42 (15) 13:58 (22) 12:05 (10) 24:24 (15) 23:31 (16)
GB 31:18   (5) 5:46 (14) 11:50 (13) 13:41 (21) 10:32 (20) 26:09 (13) 23:19 (14)
IND 31:16   (6) 4:13 (28) 14:02   (7) 13:02 (17) 9:52 (23) 27:39 (10) 22:29 (13)
MIN 31:12   (7) 5:50 (13) 10:47 (18) 14:35 (23) 13:26   (8) 22:03 (21) 24:31 (19)
BAL 31:11   (8) 6:48   (6) 15:45   (4) 8:38   (2) 10:52 (18) 33:13   (5) 15:55   (3)
SD 31:09   (9) 5:13 (21) 15:31   (5) 10:26   (7) 9:52 (24) 33:35   (3) 16:34   (4)
OAK 31:01 (10) 6:41   (7) 13:08   (9) 11:12   (9) 14:14   (5) 27:47   (9) 17:58   (9)
NE 30:53 (11) 4:35 (26) 19:32   (1) 6:45   (1) 7:49 (32) 41:23   (1) 10:48   (1)
NO 30:46 (12) 6:09 (11) 7:58 (24) 16:39 (26) 13:55   (7) 17:36 (27) 28:29 (26)
HOU 30:43 (13) 7:55   (4) 9:48 (21) 13:01 (16) 14:08   (6) 20:49 (23) 25:03 (20)
WAS 30:36 (14) 6:37   (8) 7:17 (26) 16:42 (27) 12:33   (9) 19:46 (25) 27:41 (24)
TEN 30:35 (15) 6:11 (10) 11:09 (17) 13:16 (18) 9:43 (25) 24:12 (16) 26:05 (21)
CAR 30:33 (16) 5:30 (19) 13:31   (8) 11:31 (10) 11:05 (17) 27:14 (12) 21:41 (11)
Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
PIT 30:11 (17) 4:58 (23) 16:08   (3) 9:05   (3) 9:02 (28) 33:13   (4) 17:45   (8)
NYJ 29:59 (18) 4:42 (25) 6:43 (28) 18:34 (30) 8:17 (30) 15:22 (29) 36:21 (29)
ATL 29:48 (19) 6:11   (9) 12:52 (10) 10:45   (8) 12:01 (12) 30:28   (7) 17:31   (7)
CIN 29:46 (20) 2:46 (32) 8:29 (23) 18:32 (29) 7:56 (31) 21:28 (22) 30:36 (27)
DET 29:33 (21) 8:05   (3) 11:50 (14) 9:38   (4) 15:44   (1) 27:31 (11) 16:44   (5)
KC 29:22 (22) 5:06 (22) 12:14 (11) 12:03 (12) 11:10 (15) 25:21 (14) 23:29 (15)
JAC 29:20 (23) 5:32 (18) 3:38 (32) 20:10 (32) 11:08 (16) 10:07 (32) 38:46 (31)
BUF 29:20 (24) 5:19 (20) 11:29 (16) 12:32 (15) 10:15 (22) 29:16   (8) 20:29 (10)
LARM 29:01 (25) 8:20   (2) 7:09 (27) 13:32 (20) 15:02   (4) 18:27 (26) 26:31 (23)
SEA 28:47 (26) 4:03 (29) 14:19   (6) 10:25   (6) 11:26 (14) 31:44   (6) 16:50   (6)
DEN 28:40 (27) 5:44 (15) 9:33 (22) 13:24 (19) 12:02 (11) 24:05 (17) 23:53 (17)
MIA 28:26 (28) 3:50 (30) 6:27 (29) 18:10 (28) 10:30 (21) 15:57 (28) 33:33 (28)
CHI 28:18 (29) 5:36 (16) 10:12 (20) 12:30 (14) 11:41 (13) 22:08 (20) 26:11 (22)
CLE 27:11 (30) 3:23 (31) 4:13 (31) 19:36 (31) 9:32 (26) 11:00 (31) 39:29 (32)
NYG 26:50 (31) 6:56   (5) 7:36 (25) 12:18 (13) 15:08   (3) 20:33 (24) 24:19 (18)
SF 26:45 (32) 5:36 (17) 4:50 (30) 16:19 (25) 10:50 (19) 12:33 (30) 36:37 (30)