Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2014 PACE STATS

Updated through Week 15

Revised as of 12/16/2014

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 22.03   (1) 20.00   (1) 24.07   (1) 23.37   (1) 21.50   (1) 21.06   (1) 22.00   (1)
NE 25.31   (2) 23.87   (2) 26.73 (12) 25.89   (4) 25.08   (2) 24.12 (10) 26.76   (2)
CLE 25.69   (3) 25.85   (3) 25.53   (3) 28.02 (10) 25.89   (3) 23.85   (7) 27.21   (3)
JAC 25.89   (4) 27.17 (12) 24.65   (2) 25.74   (3) 28.09 (12) 23.57   (6) 29.40 (11)
ATL 26.44   (5) 27.11 (10) 25.80   (4) 29.51 (21) 26.17   (4) 25.12 (18) 29.13   (9)
NO 26.48   (6) 26.73   (8) 26.25   (9) 28.94 (18) 26.60   (5) 24.65 (14) 29.54 (12)
NYG 26.48   (7) 26.67   (7) 26.30 (10) 26.58   (5) 27.55   (8) 24.90 (16) 30.11 (15)
OAK 26.70   (8) 27.64 (15) 25.81   (5) 27.83   (9) 29.89 (25) 24.18 (11) 30.04 (14)
IND 26.79   (9) 26.03   (4) 27.66 (21) 28.59 (15) 27.11   (6) 22.41   (3) 27.88   (4)
BUF 27.00 (10) 28.09 (21) 25.96   (6) 28.72 (17) 27.32   (7) 25.16 (19) 29.64 (13)
NYJ 27.04 (11) 28.03 (20) 26.02   (7) 29.61 (22) 28.76 (16) 25.07 (17) 31.14 (21)
TB 27.12 (12) 27.35 (14) 26.91 (14) 24.50   (2) 28.93 (18) 25.38 (21) 30.37 (17)
MIA 27.13 (13) 27.91 (19) 26.44 (11) 28.62 (16) 29.17 (20) 23.98   (8) 30.46 (18)
HOU 27.14 (14) 27.16 (11) 27.12 (16) 27.63   (8) 28.80 (17) 24.21 (12) 29.38 (10)
DEN 27.17 (15) 26.93   (9) 27.42 (17) 28.33 (12) 28.36 (15) 21.72   (2) 29.03   (7)
MIN 27.37 (16) 27.24 (13) 27.49 (18) 28.09 (11) 28.17 (14) 25.89 (23) 30.72 (19)
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)
BAL 27.39 (17) 26.24   (5) 28.43 (25) 30.05 (24) 27.88 (10) 23.15   (4) 29.03   (8)
CIN 27.71 (18) 27.78 (16) 27.64 (20) 29.44 (20) 28.15 (13) 24.53 (13) 29.00   (6)
GB 27.81 (19) 26.45   (6) 29.47 (28) 30.34 (28) 27.64   (9) 23.47   (5) 28.56   (5)
CAR 27.89 (20) 28.92 (24) 26.78 (13) 27.48   (7) 29.24 (21) 26.37 (25) 30.83 (20)
TEN 28.11 (21) 29.19 (26) 27.10 (15) 32.01 (32) 29.74 (24) 25.78 (22) 32.27 (28)
ARI 28.25 (22) 27.80 (18) 28.75 (26) 29.23 (19) 29.00 (19) 25.38 (20) 30.14 (16)
PIT 28.26 (23) 27.79 (17) 28.78 (27) 29.69 (23) 30.27 (30) 24.05   (9) 31.64 (23)
CHI 28.46 (24) 28.97 (25) 27.98 (23) 28.49 (14) 30.85 (32) 26.58 (26) 31.99 (26)
DET 28.55 (25) 29.65 (29) 27.53 (19) 30.12 (27) 28.08 (11) 27.39 (28) 31.81 (24)
STL 28.63 (26) 31.42 (32) 26.15   (8) 31.57 (31) 29.57 (22) 24.80 (15) 33.13 (32)
WAS 28.79 (27) 29.37 (28) 28.20 (24) 27.11   (6) 30.23 (29) 27.33 (27) 31.86 (25)
SD 29.21 (28) 28.77 (23) 29.66 (29) 30.09 (25) 30.08 (27) 26.31 (24) 32.09 (27)
KC 29.35 (29) 30.81 (31) 27.95 (22) 28.35 (13) 30.40 (31) 28.38 (31) 32.78 (30)
SEA 29.47 (30) 28.69 (22) 30.19 (32) 30.10 (26) 29.60 (23) 27.54 (29) 32.60 (29)
SF 29.48 (31) 29.26 (27) 29.70 (30) 30.85 (30) 29.93 (26) 27.61 (30) 31.52 (22)
DAL 29.98 (32) 30.08 (30) 29.86 (31) 30.65 (29) 30.17 (28) 28.89 (32) 32.92 (31)
Avg 27.43 27.59 27.28 28.62 28.39 25.13 30.16

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 25.67   (1) 25.38   (1) 25.95   (6) 28.66 (16) 27.46   (6) 23.39   (4) 27.75   (1)
HOU 26.06   (2) 26.83   (5) 25.24   (1) 27.86   (8) 26.83   (1) 23.89   (7) 28.01   (2)
CLE 26.28   (3) 26.44   (4) 26.13   (7) 28.10   (9) 27.32   (5) 21.80   (1) 28.39   (3)
GB 26.40   (4) 26.05   (2) 26.73 (13) 28.92 (18) 28.05 (13) 24.74 (12) 29.11   (6)
DEN 26.59   (5) 28.15 (22) 25.27   (2) 25.39   (1) 29.48 (29) 24.88 (15) 30.73 (25)
DET 26.65   (6) 27.05   (9) 26.26   (9) 29.50 (26) 27.23   (4) 24.58 (11) 29.86   (9)
CIN 26.71   (7) 27.18 (11) 26.26 (10) 27.84   (7) 28.93 (23) 23.91   (8) 29.87 (10)
KC 26.79   (8) 27.46 (16) 26.16   (8) 28.46 (13) 28.31 (16) 23.67   (6) 30.11 (14)
MIA 26.92   (9) 28.21 (25) 25.67   (4) 25.40   (2) 28.93 (22) 24.80 (13) 30.48 (18)
CAR 26.94 (10) 26.09   (3) 27.66 (20) 29.19 (20) 26.84   (2) 23.45   (5) 29.38   (7)
NE 27.01 (11) 28.20 (24) 25.77   (5) 31.27 (31) 28.98 (25) 24.83 (14) 30.86 (26)
PIT 27.03 (12) 27.42 (15) 26.67 (11) 28.63 (15) 28.77 (20) 24.43 (10) 28.64   (4)
ATL 27.19 (13) 26.93   (7) 27.45 (17) 28.22 (10) 27.15   (3) 26.28 (25) 29.91 (11)
DAL 27.25 (14) 27.74 (18) 26.86 (15) 26.45   (4) 30.42 (32) 24.31   (9) 30.56 (22)
TEN 27.31 (15) 26.93   (8) 27.70 (23) 27.14   (5) 29.24 (27) 21.81   (2) 30.52 (19)
BAL 27.39 (16) 28.98 (31) 25.66   (3) 29.31 (21) 28.94 (24) 24.91 (16) 31.49 (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)
NO 27.43 (17) 27.34 (14) 27.52 (18) 29.14 (19) 27.90 (11) 25.49 (20) 29.09   (5)
SD 27.51 (18) 28.25 (26) 26.78 (14) 26.35   (3) 29.25 (28) 25.06 (18) 31.52 (31)
BUF 27.55 (19) 27.11 (10) 27.98 (24) 30.15 (29) 27.91 (12) 25.41 (19) 29.93 (13)
NYG 27.63 (20) 27.60 (17) 27.67 (22) 28.80 (17) 28.32 (17) 25.84 (24) 30.29 (15)
CHI 27.72 (21) 27.80 (19) 27.64 (19) 28.28 (12) 28.51 (18) 25.58 (21) 29.77   (8)
ARI 27.73 (22) 28.19 (23) 27.31 (16) 29.38 (23) 27.51   (7) 26.81 (27) 30.33 (16)
JAC 27.75 (23) 27.22 (13) 28.28 (25) 28.25 (11) 28.17 (14) 22.74   (3) 29.92 (12)
SF 28.08 (24) 28.51 (28) 27.66 (21) 30.00 (27) 28.30 (15) 26.43 (26) 30.90 (27)
PHI 28.20 (25) 29.63 (32) 26.70 (12) 29.50 (25) 27.84   (9) 27.90 (29) 30.55 (20)
NYJ 28.28 (26) 26.87   (6) 29.67 (30) 30.51 (30) 27.84   (8) 24.96 (17) 30.70 (24)
STL 28.47 (27) 28.00 (20) 28.93 (28) 27.17   (6) 29.79 (30) 27.11 (28) 31.22 (29)
SEA 28.66 (28) 28.95 (30) 28.33 (26) 39.36 (32) 30.04 (31) 25.65 (23) 31.92 (32)
OAK 28.69 (29) 27.19 (12) 30.39 (32) 29.32 (22) 27.85 (10) 30.01 (32) 30.58 (23)
TB 28.73 (30) 28.46 (27) 29.02 (29) 28.63 (14) 28.59 (19) 29.44 (31) 30.42 (17)
MIN 28.76 (31) 28.59 (29) 28.92 (27) 29.42 (24) 28.85 (21) 28.05 (30) 30.56 (21)
WAS 29.00 (32) 28.04 (21) 29.98 (31) 30.12 (28) 29.07 (26) 25.60 (22) 31.04 (28)
Avg 27.43 27.59 27.28 28.62 28.39 25.13 30.16

TIME STATS

Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
PIT 33:11   (1) 7:33   (5) 14:25   (7) 11:13   (8) 12:16   (8) 27:35   (9) 20:09   (8)
DAL 32:21   (2) 6:22   (9) 12:25 (13) 13:34 (20) 12:21   (7) 25:35 (16) 22:04 (14)
IND 32:19   (3) 5:51 (14) 19:10   (1) 7:18   (1) 10:01 (25) 34:40   (4) 15:18   (3)
DET 32:06   (4) 5:43 (16) 14:07   (8) 12:16 (14) 11:00 (18) 26:59 (12) 22:01 (13)
SEA 32:00   (5) 7:37   (4) 14:02   (9) 10:22   (7) 13:51   (4) 28:36   (8) 17:33   (5)
SF 31:44   (6) 3:59 (29) 13:03 (10) 14:42 (23) 8:58 (29) 27:20 (11) 23:42 (18)
CAR 31:30   (7) 9:12   (1) 7:12 (26) 15:07 (24) 15:40   (1) 16:26 (27) 27:54 (24)
DEN 30:47   (8) 4:25 (25) 16:56   (3) 9:26   (6) 8:38 (30) 35:15   (2) 16:07   (4)
SD 30:43   (9) 6:22   (8) 12:44 (12) 11:36 (11) 13:27   (5) 26:07 (14) 20:26   (9)
NYJ 30:42 (10) 3:14 (32) 5:51 (29) 21:37 (32) 7:22 (32) 14:23 (30) 38:15 (31)
WAS 30:41 (11) 8:06   (2) 5:55 (28) 16:41 (28) 13:06   (6) 15:11 (29) 31:44 (28)
NYG 30:10 (12) 5:54 (13) 9:41 (23) 14:36 (22) 11:59 (11) 21:28 (23) 26:33 (23)
NO 30:10 (13) 5:18 (19) 11:01 (19) 13:51 (21) 11:05 (17) 24:09 (20) 24:46 (22)
CHI 30:10 (14) 5:36 (17) 7:52 (25) 16:41 (29) 11:49 (12) 16:43 (26) 31:28 (27)
HOU 30:04 (15) 6:53   (6) 11:33 (17) 11:38 (12) 15:13   (2) 21:36 (22) 23:11 (17)
BAL 30:01 (16) 4:05 (28) 14:33   (6) 11:24   (9) 9:20 (28) 30:02   (7) 20:38 (10)
Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
MIA 30:01 (17) 5:15 (20) 11:55 (15) 12:51 (17) 12:03   (9) 24:14 (19) 23:43 (19)
KC 30:01 (18) 6:38   (7) 11:58 (14) 11:25 (10) 11:31 (15) 27:25 (10) 21:04 (11)
ARI 29:57 (19) 5:58 (11) 11:06 (18) 12:53 (18) 10:45 (19) 24:41 (18) 24:34 (21)
BUF 29:48 (20) 7:49   (3) 9:52 (22) 12:06 (13) 15:06   (3) 22:02 (21) 22:52 (15)
GB 29:41 (21) 6:20 (10) 15:42   (5) 7:39   (2) 10:44 (20) 34:49   (3) 14:27   (1)
NE 29:39 (22) 3:28 (31) 17:57   (2) 8:15   (3) 7:56 (31) 37:26   (1) 14:38   (2)
STL 29:32 (23) 5:55 (12) 10:57 (20) 12:40 (16) 11:59 (10) 26:06 (15) 21:55 (12)
CIN 29:31 (24) 5:11 (21) 15:42   (4) 8:38   (4) 11:31 (14) 30:54   (5) 17:35   (6)
ATL 29:13 (25) 3:50 (30) 9:35 (24) 15:48 (25) 10:34 (23) 21:24 (24) 28:02 (25)
MIN 28:55 (26) 5:50 (15) 10:07 (21) 12:58 (19) 10:41 (21) 24:56 (17) 24:22 (20)
CLE 28:29 (27) 4:10 (27) 11:47 (16) 12:32 (15) 10:35 (22) 26:23 (13) 23:02 (16)
OAK 28:03 (28) 5:05 (23) 3:39 (32) 19:20 (31) 9:39 (27) 11:26 (32) 38:55 (32)
JAC 27:50 (29) 5:35 (18) 4:33 (31) 17:43 (30) 11:07 (16) 12:04 (31) 36:49 (30)
TB 27:18 (30) 5:10 (22) 5:33 (30) 16:34 (27) 11:48 (13) 17:08 (25) 31:05 (26)
TEN 27:03 (31) 4:15 (26) 6:59 (27) 15:50 (26) 10:30 (24) 15:21 (28) 34:09 (29)
PHI 26:23 (32) 4:38 (24) 13:00 (11) 8:44   (5) 9:54 (26) 30:22   (6) 19:44   (7)