Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2017 PACE STATS

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 1/2/2018

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 25.58   (1) 25.73   (3) 25.43   (2) 28.89   (6) 26.99   (6) 23.01   (3) 29.31   (5)
NYG 25.99   (2) 26.94   (7) 25.11   (1) 29.41 (14) 26.70   (5) 24.02   (7) 29.10   (3)
BUF 26.08   (3) 25.98   (4) 26.18   (7) 28.96   (8) 26.49   (3) 22.55   (1) 29.63   (9)
CLE 26.35   (4) 27.27   (9) 25.47   (3) 28.28   (4) 28.64 (19) 24.38   (9) 31.19 (22)
NE 26.50   (5) 25.53   (2) 27.58 (13) 27.61   (2) 26.36   (2) 23.60   (4) 27.92   (2)
TB 26.74   (6) 26.75   (6) 26.72   (8) 27.44   (1) 26.35   (1) 27.02 (29) 29.83 (11)
BAL 27.08   (7) 26.31   (5) 27.81 (18) 29.40 (13) 28.57 (18) 22.89   (2) 29.42   (6)
ARI 27.20   (8) 28.40 (22) 26.01   (5) 30.55 (23) 27.01   (7) 25.75 (18) 30.72 (16)
SEA 27.29   (9) 27.57 (13) 27.02   (9) 30.44 (22) 27.23   (8) 26.16 (23) 30.02 (12)
DEN 27.31 (10) 27.32 (10) 27.31 (10) 30.69 (24) 27.75 (11) 25.72 (17) 29.64 (10)
HOU 27.50 (11) 27.35 (11) 27.65 (15) 28.74   (5) 28.30 (15) 25.85 (22) 29.57   (8)
GB 27.57 (12) 29.85 (31) 25.73   (4) 29.87 (18) 29.84 (30) 25.30 (12) 31.54 (25)
CIN 27.68 (13) 27.45 (12) 27.94 (19) 29.09 (12) 27.54 (10) 26.78 (28) 29.23   (4)
LARM 27.72 (14) 25.37   (1) 30.02 (31) 30.21 (21) 26.63   (4) 24.69 (10) 27.90   (1)
LACH 27.78 (15) 27.21   (8) 28.39 (25) 29.02 (10) 28.19 (13) 25.32 (13) 30.43 (14)
IND 27.79 (16) 28.26 (21) 27.34 (11) 29.45 (16) 28.64 (20) 25.19 (11) 31.21 (23)
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)
MIA 27.80 (17) 29.82 (30) 26.05   (6) 31.68 (28) 30.09 (31) 25.71 (16) 32.02 (29)
JAC 27.92 (18) 28.16 (19) 27.65 (16) 29.69 (17) 28.29 (14) 23.95   (6) 30.11 (13)
DAL 28.06 (19) 28.48 (24) 27.61 (14) 28.13   (3) 28.77 (22) 25.52 (15) 30.98 (19)
ATL 28.14 (20) 28.12 (18) 28.17 (21) 28.99   (9) 28.46 (17) 25.80 (21) 31.14 (21)
DET 28.21 (21) 28.19 (20) 28.22 (22) 31.75 (29) 28.35 (16) 25.76 (20) 31.70 (27)
PIT 28.25 (22) 27.95 (15) 28.56 (26) 29.96 (19) 27.97 (12) 26.57 (26) 31.69 (26)
WAS 28.31 (23) 29.08 (28) 27.56 (12) 29.96 (20) 28.79 (23) 25.75 (19) 30.95 (18)
PHI 28.32 (24) 27.98 (16) 28.68 (27) 28.93   (7) 28.95 (24) 23.89   (5) 30.75 (17)
MIN 28.46 (25) 27.85 (14) 29.08 (28) 30.97 (25) 27.50   (9) 25.43 (14) 29.50   (7)
TEN 28.51 (26) 28.73 (26) 28.30 (23) 29.42 (15) 28.66 (21) 27.50 (31) 31.72 (28)
OAK 28.55 (27) 29.47 (29) 27.71 (17) 31.82 (30) 29.28 (29) 26.56 (25) 32.50 (30)
NYJ 28.61 (28) 28.93 (27) 28.32 (24) 32.40 (32) 29.25 (28) 26.46 (24) 31.39 (24)
NO 28.81 (29) 28.00 (17) 29.57 (30) 31.55 (27) 29.01 (25) 24.13   (8) 30.53 (15)
KC 28.85 (30) 28.46 (23) 29.22 (29) 29.03 (11) 29.24 (27) 27.08 (30) 32.57 (31)
CHI 29.16 (31) 30.35 (32) 28.14 (20) 32.09 (31) 30.58 (32) 26.78 (27) 33.31 (32)
CAR 29.35 (32) 28.65 (25) 30.07 (32) 31.40 (26) 29.07 (26) 28.11 (32) 30.98 (20)
Avg 27.72 27.81 27.63 29.82 28.18 25.43 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)
PHI 26.27   (1) 26.95   (5) 25.62   (4) 28.19   (4) 27.39   (5) 24.61 (11) 29.98   (8)
BAL 26.46   (2) 26.81   (3) 26.08   (6) 27.83   (2) 27.59   (6) 24.60 (10) 29.56   (2)
KC 26.56   (3) 27.91 (18) 25.23   (2) 29.12 (11) 27.60   (7) 24.44   (8) 30.20   (9)
NE 26.84   (4) 28.01 (21) 25.76   (5) 30.04 (18) 28.28 (21) 25.28 (16) 30.55 (19)
MIN 26.85   (5) 29.38 (32) 24.60   (1) 28.51   (7) 29.94 (31) 23.82   (4) 31.98 (30)
TEN 26.91   (6) 27.04   (7) 26.78   (9) 29.10 (10) 27.33   (4) 23.76   (3) 29.70   (5)
WAS 26.92   (7) 26.20   (1) 27.68 (18) 28.99   (9) 27.26   (3) 24.80 (13) 30.24 (12)
NO 26.95   (8) 28.49 (26) 25.39   (3) 28.08   (3) 28.38 (22) 25.26 (14) 31.47 (28)
NYJ 27.01   (9) 27.03   (6) 26.99 (12) 28.32   (6) 28.27 (20) 22.47   (2) 29.67   (4)
CAR 27.02 (10) 27.25   (9) 26.78 (10) 31.18 (26) 26.80   (1) 25.28 (15) 28.98   (1)
JAC 27.13 (11) 27.71 (14) 26.66   (8) 29.52 (13) 27.67   (9) 25.46 (19) 30.50 (17)
DET 27.24 (12) 27.52 (13) 26.97 (11) 28.22   (5) 27.65   (8) 26.04 (21) 30.23 (11)
LARM 27.30 (13) 27.87 (17) 26.62   (7) 25.93   (1) 27.96 (12) 26.97 (28) 30.22 (10)
SEA 27.31 (14) 27.37 (11) 27.25 (14) 31.24 (28) 27.08   (2) 24.68 (12) 29.58   (3)
ARI 27.38 (15) 26.50   (2) 28.20 (21) 29.68 (15) 27.92 (11) 24.58   (9) 30.42 (15)
SF 27.87 (16) 27.12   (8) 28.59 (24) 29.79 (16) 28.71 (27) 21.84   (1) 29.79   (6)
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 27.91 (17) 27.45 (12) 28.36 (23) 32.18 (32) 28.43 (23) 24.38   (7) 30.46 (16)
DAL 27.95 (18) 28.46 (25) 27.49 (16) 30.33 (20) 29.33 (30) 25.28 (17) 31.34 (27)
DEN 27.96 (19) 27.93 (19) 27.99 (19) 28.61   (8) 27.89 (10) 26.64 (27) 30.69 (20)
PIT 28.06 (20) 29.18 (30) 27.03 (13) 31.22 (27) 28.04 (15) 27.20 (29) 31.32 (26)
BUF 28.08 (21) 28.13 (23) 28.02 (20) 31.12 (25) 28.04 (14) 26.18 (23) 30.32 (13)
NYG 28.10 (22) 26.95   (4) 29.32 (27) 29.60 (14) 28.22 (19) 25.30 (18) 30.76 (22)
TB 28.18 (23) 28.05 (22) 28.32 (22) 30.62 (22) 28.02 (13) 24.36   (6) 29.97   (7)
ATL 28.20 (24) 29.04 (28) 27.44 (15) 31.25 (29) 28.14 (17) 27.47 (30) 32.35 (32)
LACH 28.24 (25) 29.04 (29) 27.52 (17) 31.30 (31) 28.78 (28) 25.97 (20) 31.03 (24)
IND 28.44 (26) 27.80 (16) 29.07 (26) 31.28 (30) 28.12 (16) 26.54 (26) 30.41 (14)
HOU 28.57 (27) 27.25 (10) 30.02 (30) 29.26 (12) 28.21 (18) 28.78 (32) 30.88 (23)
MIA 28.67 (28) 27.75 (15) 29.68 (29) 29.86 (17) 28.62 (25) 24.35   (5) 32.14 (31)
OAK 28.81 (29) 29.00 (27) 28.61 (25) 30.75 (24) 28.59 (24) 26.39 (24) 30.55 (18)
GB 28.96 (30) 27.97 (20) 30.07 (31) 30.35 (21) 28.66 (26) 27.71 (31) 31.04 (25)
CHI 29.38 (31) 29.24 (31) 29.53 (28) 30.05 (19) 30.42 (32) 26.05 (22) 31.60 (29)
CLE 29.64 (32) 28.25 (24) 31.11 (32) 30.72 (23) 29.24 (29) 26.47 (25) 30.71 (21)
Avg 27.72 27.81 27.63 29.82 28.18 25.43 30.55

TIME STATS

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