Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2016 PACE STATS

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 1/2/2017

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 25.43   (1) 26.97   (6) 23.80   (1) 26.66   (2) 27.21   (8) 23.85   (2) 28.97   (3)
JAC 25.79   (2) 27.48 (13) 24.25   (2) 24.42   (1) 27.19   (6) 24.76   (7) 30.08   (9)
NO 26.13   (3) 26.49   (2) 25.73   (4) 27.08   (3) 26.52   (1) 25.30 (13) 28.95   (2)
NYG 26.14   (4) 27.02   (8) 25.26   (3) 28.06 (10) 26.76   (3) 24.28   (3) 28.72   (1)
BAL 26.42   (5) 25.45   (1) 27.53 (17) 28.00   (9) 26.89   (4) 23.66   (1) 30.18 (10)
DEN 26.46   (6) 26.66   (3) 26.28   (6) 27.45   (6) 26.69   (2) 25.65 (20) 29.19   (5)
ARI 26.63   (7) 26.70   (4) 26.56 (10) 27.70   (7) 27.16   (5) 25.05   (9) 30.56 (17)
CIN 26.81   (8) 27.33 (11) 26.30   (7) 27.42   (5) 27.26   (9) 25.18 (11) 29.65   (7)
CLE 26.86   (9) 28.04 (19) 25.78   (5) 28.45 (12) 28.14 (17) 25.63 (19) 30.26 (13)
TB 27.13 (10) 27.80 (17) 26.46   (8) 29.09 (14) 27.70 (14) 25.16 (10) 29.79   (8)
CAR 27.18 (11) 26.96   (5) 27.38 (15) 28.88 (13) 27.69 (12) 24.49   (5) 30.24 (12)
CHI 27.21 (12) 28.05 (20) 26.47   (9) 29.74 (19) 27.83 (15) 25.50 (15) 31.08 (23)
HOU 27.32 (13) 27.40 (12) 27.23 (12) 28.31 (11) 29.24 (28) 24.82   (8) 30.50 (16)
SEA 27.48 (14) 27.10   (9) 27.82 (19) 29.19 (15) 27.19   (7) 26.27 (24) 30.75 (18)
NE 27.51 (15) 26.97   (7) 28.10 (22) 27.14   (4) 28.37 (18) 25.54 (17) 29.23   (6)
BUF 27.54 (16) 27.81 (18) 27.27 (13) 27.79   (8) 28.81 (25) 25.49 (14) 30.23 (11)
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 27.55 (17) 27.71 (14) 27.40 (16) 29.36 (17) 27.69 (13) 26.37 (26) 31.08 (24)
IND 27.77 (18) 28.13 (21) 27.38 (14) 30.42 (24) 27.51 (11) 26.26 (23) 30.36 (15)
PHI 27.89 (19) 27.75 (15) 28.02 (21) 31.65 (30) 28.38 (19) 25.51 (16) 31.45 (27)
PIT 28.09 (20) 28.27 (23) 27.92 (20) 30.98 (28) 28.39 (20) 24.61   (6) 31.06 (22)
SD 28.14 (21) 29.23 (31) 27.09 (11) 29.87 (20) 28.07 (16) 26.71 (28) 30.87 (21)
OAK 28.14 (22) 28.78 (28) 27.54 (18) 29.69 (18) 28.65 (24) 26.35 (25) 30.78 (19)
ATL 28.29 (23) 27.28 (10) 29.38 (30) 29.32 (16) 27.49 (10) 27.35 (29) 29.10   (4)
MIN 28.35 (24) 28.43 (25) 28.29 (24) 30.65 (25) 28.88 (26) 25.98 (22) 30.36 (14)
GB 28.37 (25) 27.79 (16) 28.93 (29) 30.12 (21) 28.89 (27) 25.20 (12) 30.81 (20)
TEN 28.45 (26) 28.27 (24) 28.64 (25) 30.33 (23) 30.41 (32) 25.54 (18) 33.08 (32)
DET 28.49 (27) 28.22 (22) 28.77 (26) 30.72 (26) 28.40 (21) 27.53 (30) 31.27 (25)
NYJ 28.53 (28) 28.83 (29) 28.24 (23) 31.56 (29) 29.55 (29) 26.53 (27) 31.43 (26)
KC 28.71 (29) 28.62 (27) 28.79 (27) 30.81 (27) 29.74 (31) 24.45   (4) 31.76 (28)
LARM 28.73 (30) 28.60 (26) 28.86 (28) 32.90 (31) 28.64 (23) 27.76 (31) 31.79 (29)
DAL 29.48 (31) 28.85 (30) 30.16 (31) 30.17 (22) 29.69 (30) 25.87 (21) 32.19 (30)
MIA 29.84 (32) 29.30 (32) 30.33 (32) 33.37 (32) 28.48 (22) 30.20 (32) 32.44 (31)
Avg 27.57 27.72 27.42 29.16 28.08 25.68 30.56

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 26.11   (1) 27.10   (6) 25.09   (2) 28.16 (10) 26.51   (1) 24.41   (4) 29.46   (3)
DAL 26.33   (2) 27.11   (8) 25.62   (3) 26.32   (2) 26.79   (3) 25.83 (17) 29.45   (2)
ATL 26.49   (3) 28.13 (23) 25.03   (1) 30.33 (26) 28.71 (23) 24.79   (8) 31.36 (25)
PHI 26.55   (4) 27.35 (12) 25.72   (4) 27.53   (7) 27.15   (6) 24.26   (3) 30.11 (12)
TEN 26.62   (5) 27.15   (9) 26.11   (6) 28.45 (12) 27.49   (9) 24.48   (5) 30.14 (14)
NO 26.75   (6) 26.63   (2) 26.86 (10) 28.64 (14) 26.91   (5) 25.03 (12) 29.35   (1)
IND 26.75   (7) 26.08   (1) 27.38 (14) 28.12   (8) 27.66 (11) 24.67   (7) 29.48   (4)
NE 26.93   (8) 27.04   (5) 26.82   (9) 26.23   (1) 28.92 (27) 25.94 (18) 29.62   (6)
KC 27.00   (9) 27.97 (20) 26.05   (5) 29.64 (19) 27.85 (13) 25.14 (14) 29.80   (9)
GB 27.15 (10) 27.29 (11) 27.01 (12) 28.16   (9) 27.75 (12) 26.40 (24) 30.23 (15)
SD 27.21 (11) 28.09 (22) 26.44   (7) 27.52   (6) 28.91 (26) 24.95 (10) 30.37 (18)
TB 27.36 (12) 26.76   (3) 27.93 (24) 27.21   (5) 28.34 (20) 25.40 (15) 29.67   (7)
WAS 27.44 (13) 28.43 (27) 26.51   (8) 29.65 (21) 27.16   (7) 26.75 (26) 30.38 (19)
ARI 27.50 (14) 27.27 (10) 27.71 (19) 26.86   (3) 28.75 (24) 26.33 (22) 30.26 (16)
CIN 27.55 (15) 26.99   (4) 28.08 (25) 27.01   (4) 28.43 (21) 26.27 (21) 29.73   (8)
NYJ 27.59 (16) 27.52 (15) 27.65 (17) 29.67 (22) 27.60 (10) 22.93   (1) 29.58   (5)
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)
NYG 27.61 (17) 27.47 (13) 27.75 (20) 28.39 (11) 28.17 (18) 25.83 (16) 31.23 (24)
MIA 27.66 (18) 27.69 (16) 27.62 (16) 28.98 (16) 28.17 (19) 25.08 (13) 32.51 (31)
OAK 27.68 (19) 27.88 (18) 27.48 (15) 29.64 (20) 27.93 (14) 26.09 (19) 29.82 (10)
DEN 27.70 (20) 28.31 (26) 27.11 (13) 29.18 (18) 28.60 (22) 24.97 (11) 30.00 (11)
JAC 27.75 (21) 27.71 (17) 27.79 (22) 29.12 (17) 27.37   (8) 27.11 (28) 30.30 (17)
BAL 27.76 (22) 28.70 (28) 26.93 (11) 28.93 (15) 28.02 (17) 26.87 (27) 30.50 (20)
LARM 27.84 (23) 27.92 (19) 27.75 (21) 28.50 (13) 26.90   (4) 28.64 (31) 31.01 (23)
MIN 27.92 (24) 28.14 (24) 27.67 (18) 31.64 (32) 28.79 (25) 23.40   (2) 32.08 (30)
PIT 28.06 (25) 28.00 (21) 28.12 (26) 31.15 (31) 29.38 (31) 24.58   (6) 30.54 (21)
SF 28.32 (26) 27.11   (7) 29.44 (29) 29.69 (24) 26.53   (2) 28.83 (32) 30.14 (13)
SEA 28.32 (27) 28.79 (30) 27.82 (23) 30.41 (27) 29.27 (29) 26.11 (20) 31.44 (26)
HOU 28.33 (28) 28.23 (25) 28.45 (28) 29.67 (23) 29.35 (30) 24.94   (9) 32.02 (29)
BUF 28.46 (29) 28.75 (29) 28.19 (27) 30.79 (28) 27.99 (16) 27.74 (30) 30.79 (22)
CLE 28.88 (30) 27.50 (14) 30.30 (32) 30.84 (29) 27.94 (15) 26.39 (23) 31.59 (28)
CHI 29.27 (31) 28.94 (31) 29.63 (30) 31.07 (30) 29.06 (28) 26.72 (25) 31.57 (27)
DET 29.41 (32) 29.11 (32) 29.70 (31) 30.26 (25) 29.93 (32) 27.72 (29) 32.98 (32)
Avg 27.57 27.72 27.42 29.16 28.08 25.68 30.56

TIME STATS

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