Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2014 PACE STATS

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 12/29/2014

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 21.95   (1) 20.17   (1) 23.73   (1) 23.44   (1) 21.23   (1) 21.32   (2) 22.22   (1)
NE 25.54   (2) 24.28   (2) 26.75 (12) 25.89   (3) 25.19   (2) 25.58 (22) 26.61   (2)
JAC 25.74   (3) 26.83   (7) 24.68   (2) 26.47   (5) 27.42   (9) 23.74   (7) 29.41 (10)
CLE 26.01   (4) 26.19   (5) 25.84   (4) 28.08 (11) 26.56   (4) 23.69   (6) 27.85   (3)
NO 26.32   (5) 26.88 (10) 25.83   (3) 28.94 (19) 26.78   (5) 24.30 (11) 29.54 (12)
ATL 26.52   (6) 27.03 (13) 26.03   (7) 29.78 (23) 26.38   (3) 25.16 (17) 29.00   (6)
NYG 26.55   (7) 26.68   (6) 26.42 (11) 27.03   (6) 27.33   (7) 25.05 (16) 29.65 (13)
OAK 26.78   (8) 27.70 (17) 25.93   (5) 25.96   (4) 29.81 (25) 24.45 (12) 29.80 (15)
IND 26.91   (9) 26.12   (4) 27.77 (22) 28.62 (15) 27.21   (6) 23.27   (4) 27.94   (4)
DEN 26.95 (10) 26.87   (9) 27.04 (15) 27.71 (10) 28.72 (16) 21.22   (1) 29.28   (9)
MIA 26.95 (11) 27.78 (18) 26.18   (8) 28.62 (16) 28.51 (15) 24.18   (9) 30.06 (17)
BUF 26.97 (12) 27.96 (19) 25.99   (6) 28.73 (17) 27.33   (8) 24.73 (13) 29.71 (14)
BAL 26.97 (13) 26.02   (3) 27.83 (24) 29.91 (25) 27.69 (10) 22.81   (3) 28.63   (5)
HOU 27.15 (14) 27.11 (14) 27.19 (16) 27.05   (7) 28.78 (18) 24.21 (10) 29.24   (8)
TB 27.25 (15) 26.95 (12) 27.55 (18) 24.62   (2) 29.09 (20) 25.48 (20) 30.22 (18)
NYJ 27.29 (16) 28.20 (21) 26.36 (10) 29.44 (22) 28.86 (19) 25.22 (18) 30.92 (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)
MIN 27.31 (17) 26.93 (11) 27.69 (19) 27.20   (9) 28.20 (13) 25.83 (24) 30.70 (19)
CIN 27.87 (18) 28.04 (20) 27.71 (21) 29.06 (20) 28.45 (14) 25.52 (21) 29.42 (11)
ARI 27.93 (19) 27.60 (16) 28.29 (26) 29.23 (21) 28.76 (17) 24.86 (14) 30.01 (16)
DET 28.07 (20) 29.34 (27) 26.88 (13) 30.10 (27) 27.90 (12) 26.28 (25) 31.28 (22)
TEN 28.19 (21) 29.41 (28) 27.02 (14) 32.45 (32) 30.20 (27) 25.46 (19) 32.56 (29)
PIT 28.29 (22) 27.54 (15) 29.12 (28) 28.86 (18) 30.40 (31) 24.05   (8) 31.59 (24)
CAR 28.30 (23) 29.05 (24) 27.47 (17) 28.51 (14) 29.56 (23) 26.37 (26) 30.70 (20)
GB 28.32 (24) 26.86   (8) 30.04 (31) 30.76 (30) 27.89 (11) 23.47   (5) 29.15   (7)
CHI 28.45 (25) 29.13 (25) 27.79 (23) 28.49 (13) 30.70 (32) 26.40 (27) 32.29 (27)
STL 28.48 (26) 30.88 (32) 26.36   (9) 31.57 (31) 29.66 (24) 25.02 (15) 33.13 (32)
WAS 28.65 (27) 29.48 (29) 27.88 (25) 27.11   (8) 30.21 (28) 27.03 (28) 31.81 (25)
SD 28.83 (28) 29.18 (26) 28.50 (27) 30.09 (26) 30.37 (29) 25.68 (23) 32.18 (26)
KC 29.05 (29) 30.45 (31) 27.70 (20) 28.32 (12) 30.14 (26) 27.65 (31) 32.56 (30)
SF 29.28 (30) 28.99 (23) 29.57 (29) 30.63 (29) 29.44 (21) 27.65 (30) 31.35 (23)
SEA 29.38 (31) 28.55 (22) 30.17 (32) 29.82 (24) 29.55 (22) 27.54 (29) 32.38 (28)
DAL 30.12 (32) 30.20 (30) 30.03 (30) 30.57 (28) 30.39 (30) 28.89 (32) 32.83 (31)
Avg 27.41 27.58 27.25 28.58 28.38 25.08 30.10

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)
HOU 25.61   (1) 26.46   (4) 24.73   (1) 27.86 (10) 26.20   (1) 23.65   (6) 27.99   (1)
IND 26.22   (2) 26.00   (2) 26.44   (9) 29.88 (27) 27.83 (12) 23.62   (5) 28.14   (2)
GB 26.22   (3) 26.03   (3) 26.42   (8) 28.92 (17) 28.29 (17) 24.51   (9) 29.11   (5)
CLE 26.46   (4) 26.66   (5) 26.26   (6) 27.52   (7) 27.64   (7) 21.99   (2) 28.31   (3)
CIN 26.57   (5) 26.88   (8) 26.28   (7) 26.91   (4) 29.27 (27) 23.50   (4) 30.00 (12)
CAR 26.80   (6) 25.97   (1) 27.51 (20) 29.19 (21) 26.82   (2) 24.06   (8) 29.18   (7)
DEN 26.83   (7) 28.51 (28) 25.40   (2) 24.97   (1) 29.83 (30) 25.07 (18) 31.13 (28)
MIA 27.02   (8) 28.03 (22) 26.05   (4) 25.03   (2) 29.05 (24) 24.77 (14) 30.44 (20)
DET 27.03   (9) 27.18 (13) 26.89 (14) 30.16 (29) 27.49   (6) 24.65 (12) 30.14 (15)
DAL 27.09 (10) 27.68 (17) 26.63 (12) 26.45   (3) 30.41 (32) 24.69 (13) 30.57 (24)
NYG 27.09 (11) 26.85   (7) 27.33 (17) 28.60 (13) 27.12   (3) 25.99 (25) 29.60 (10)
KC 27.13 (12) 27.86 (19) 26.47 (10) 28.61 (14) 29.08 (25) 23.68   (7) 30.52 (23)
PIT 27.16 (13) 27.77 (18) 26.59 (11) 28.63 (15) 28.91 (22) 24.85 (15) 28.97   (4)
BAL 27.26 (14) 28.78 (29) 25.63   (3) 27.66   (9) 29.01 (23) 24.60 (11) 31.31 (30)
NE 27.33 (15) 28.33 (25) 26.25   (5) 30.17 (30) 29.22 (26) 24.98 (16) 30.97 (27)
ATL 27.37 (16) 27.37 (14) 27.38 (18) 29.20 (22) 27.47   (5) 25.44 (20) 30.03 (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)
TEN 27.40 (17) 26.88   (9) 27.92 (23) 27.38   (5) 29.27 (28) 22.10   (3) 30.28 (17)
SD 27.51 (18) 28.19 (23) 26.84 (13) 27.44   (6) 28.82 (19) 25.06 (17) 31.50 (31)
BUF 27.53 (19) 26.84   (6) 28.22 (24) 29.61 (25) 27.93 (13) 25.97 (24) 29.41   (8)
CHI 27.56 (20) 27.68 (16) 27.44 (19) 28.33 (11) 27.82 (11) 25.58 (21) 29.59   (9)
NO 27.69 (21) 27.18 (12) 28.25 (25) 29.13 (20) 28.26 (16) 25.58 (22) 29.13   (6)
SF 27.79 (22) 28.41 (27) 27.18 (16) 30.00 (28) 28.11 (14) 26.14 (26) 30.72 (26)
ARI 27.81 (23) 27.88 (20) 27.74 (22) 29.08 (19) 27.67   (8) 26.86 (27) 30.27 (16)
NYJ 27.93 (24) 27.07 (11) 28.76 (28) 30.51 (31) 27.46   (4) 24.53 (10) 30.11 (14)
PHI 28.09 (25) 29.22 (32) 26.90 (15) 29.50 (24) 27.79 (10) 27.78 (30) 29.97 (11)
JAC 28.14 (26) 27.93 (21) 28.34 (26) 28.57 (12) 28.83 (20) 21.82   (1) 30.34 (18)
OAK 28.17 (27) 26.93 (10) 29.59 (32) 28.68 (16) 27.68   (9) 28.33 (31) 30.40 (19)
SEA 28.32 (28) 28.92 (31) 27.67 (21) 39.36 (32) 30.01 (31) 25.13 (19) 31.80 (32)
WAS 28.37 (29) 27.65 (15) 29.12 (31) 29.61 (26) 28.18 (15) 25.76 (23) 30.50 (22)
STL 28.55 (30) 28.25 (24) 28.86 (29) 27.66   (8) 29.75 (29) 27.11 (28) 31.29 (29)
MIN 28.65 (31) 28.82 (30) 28.49 (27) 29.42 (23) 28.90 (21) 27.68 (29) 30.64 (25)
TB 28.73 (32) 28.40 (26) 29.07 (30) 29.07 (18) 28.59 (18) 28.60 (32) 30.44 (21)
Avg 27.41 27.58 27.25 28.58 28.38 25.08 30.10

TIME STATS

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