Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2017 PACE STATS

Updated through Week 1

Revised as of 9/12/2017

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)
ARI 23.19   (1) 20.29   (1) 26.18   (9) 27.44   (4) 23.83   (3) 14.55   (1) 30.46 (12)
NE 23.64   (2) 24.24   (3) 23.03   (2) 21.20   (1) 24.17   (4) 22.50   (5) 24.68   (1)
SEA 24.45   (3) 22.54   (2) 26.44 (11) N/A (27) 26.10   (9) 18.45   (2) 30.22 (11)
WAS 24.90   (4) 26.11   (8) 23.91   (5) N/A (30) 25.07   (5) 24.55   (6) 28.23   (6)
TEN 25.39   (5) 28.20 (16) 23.11   (3) N/A (29) 30.19 (19) 19.81   (3) 29.96 (10)
HOU 26.01   (6) 24.86   (5) 26.80 (13) N/A (21) 27.33 (12) 25.44   (8) 27.33   (2)
CIN 26.90   (7) 27.42 (13) 26.30 (10) N/A (19) 29.65 (18) 24.66   (7) 29.65   (8)
BUF 26.99   (8) 27.20 (11) 26.70 (12) 28.00   (6) 26.78 (10) N/A (20) 27.91   (4)
LACH 27.14   (9) 30.96 (22) 23.94   (6) N/A (23) 21.41   (2) 30.74 (15) 30.97 (15)
NO 27.32 (10) 32.16 (27) 22.32   (1) N/A (24) 32.16 (26) 22.32   (4) 30.48 (13)
DAL 27.39 (11) 24.66   (4) 32.84 (25) 27.97   (5) 26.95 (11) N/A (22) 27.89   (3)
CHI 27.59 (12) 33.83 (29) 24.10   (7) N/A (18) 25.88   (7) 32.75 (17) 32.53 (22)
KC 27.91 (13) 26.24   (9) 29.62 (20) 22.38   (2) 32.15 (25) 25.57   (9) 34.24 (27)
SF 27.98 (14) 31.73 (25) 23.48   (4) N/A (28) 34.40 (28) 26.56 (11) 32.96 (24)
JAC 28.02 (15) 30.67 (21) 24.35   (8) 24.35   (3) 30.67 (20) N/A (25) 30.67 (14)
NYJ 28.32 (16) 29.65 (20) 27.39 (14) N/A (26) 28.96 (15) 27.88 (12) 31.86 (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)
MIN 28.42 (17) 25.60   (7) 30.78 (23) 30.78   (9) 25.60   (6) N/A (27) 33.40 (25)
DET 28.57 (18) 27.25 (12) 30.33 (22) 31.00 (11) 26.00   (8) 31.00 (16) 32.22 (21)
OAK 28.67 (19) 28.91 (17) 28.42 (16) 29.87   (8) 28.31 (13) N/A (28) 31.26 (16)
NYG 29.08 (20) 31.22 (23) 27.97 (15) N/A (25) 36.00 (30) 26.34 (10) 36.00 (30)
CLE 29.68 (21) 29.50 (18) 29.93 (21) N/A (20) 29.00 (16) 29.88 (13) 32.15 (20)
DEN 29.74 (22) 27.64 (14) 32.03 (24) 30.87 (10) 28.87 (14) N/A (23) 28.89   (7)
PHI 30.31 (23) 28.13 (15) 33.17 (26) 32.55 (16) 29.36 (17) N/A (29) 34.18 (26)
IND 30.36 (24) 31.93 (26) 28.52 (17) N/A (22) 31.00 (21) 30.32 (14) 31.68 (18)
LARM 30.82 (25) 27.09 (10) 34.67 (29) 32.13 (14) 19.57   (1) N/A (26) 28.23   (5)
CAR 31.23 (26) 24.94   (6) 37.91 (30) 31.20 (13) 31.33 (22) N/A (21) 29.85   (9)
GB 31.37 (27) 33.72 (28) 29.21 (19) 29.75   (7) 32.14 (24) N/A (24) 32.66 (23)
PIT 32.04 (28) 29.52 (19) 34.21 (28) 32.24 (15) 31.91 (23) N/A (30) 31.26 (17)
ATL 32.45 (29) 36.00 (30) 28.89 (18) N/A (17) 32.45 (27) N/A (18) 34.45 (28)
BAL 32.90 (30) 31.67 (24) 34.06 (27) 31.19 (12) 35.27 (29) N/A (19) 35.27 (29)
Avg 28.24 28.22 28.27 29.89 28.46 26.55 30.82

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)
DET 23.19   (1) 20.29   (1) 26.18   (9) 27.44   (4) 23.83   (3) 14.55   (1) 30.46 (12)
KC 23.64   (2) 24.24   (3) 23.03   (2) 21.20   (1) 24.17   (4) 22.50   (5) 24.68   (1)
GB 24.45   (3) 22.54   (2) 26.44 (11) N/A (24) 26.10   (9) 18.45   (2) 30.22 (11)
PHI 24.90   (4) 26.11   (8) 23.91   (5) N/A (29) 25.07   (5) 24.55   (6) 28.23   (6)
OAK 25.39   (5) 28.20 (16) 23.11   (3) N/A (28) 30.19 (19) 19.81   (3) 29.96 (10)
JAC 26.01   (6) 24.86   (5) 26.80 (13) N/A (25) 27.33 (12) 25.44   (8) 27.33   (2)
BAL 26.90   (7) 27.42 (13) 26.30 (10) N/A (18) 29.65 (18) 24.66   (7) 29.65   (8)
NYJ 26.99   (8) 27.20 (11) 26.70 (12) 28.00   (6) 26.78 (10) N/A (26) 27.91   (4)
DEN 27.14   (9) 30.96 (22) 23.94   (6) N/A (23) 21.41   (2) 30.74 (15) 30.97 (15)
MIN 27.32 (10) 32.16 (27) 22.32   (1) N/A (27) 32.16 (26) 22.32   (4) 30.48 (13)
NYG 27.39 (11) 24.66   (4) 32.84 (25) 27.97   (5) 26.95 (11) N/A (25) 27.89   (3)
ATL 27.59 (12) 33.83 (29) 24.10   (7) N/A (17) 25.88   (7) 32.75 (17) 32.53 (22)
NE 27.91 (13) 26.24   (9) 29.62 (20) 22.38   (2) 32.15 (25) 25.57   (9) 34.24 (27)
CAR 27.98 (14) 31.73 (25) 23.48   (4) N/A (20) 34.40 (28) 26.56 (11) 32.96 (24)
HOU 28.02 (15) 30.67 (21) 24.35   (8) 24.35   (3) 30.67 (20) N/A (21) 30.67 (14)
BUF 28.32 (16) 29.65 (20) 27.39 (14) N/A (19) 28.96 (15) 27.88 (12) 31.86 (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)
NO 28.42 (17) 25.60   (7) 30.78 (23) 30.78   (9) 25.60   (6) N/A (24) 33.40 (25)
ARI 28.57 (18) 27.25 (12) 30.33 (22) 31.00 (11) 26.00   (8) 31.00 (16) 32.22 (21)
TEN 28.67 (19) 28.91 (17) 28.42 (16) 29.87   (8) 28.31 (13) N/A (29) 31.26 (16)
DAL 29.08 (20) 31.22 (23) 27.97 (15) N/A (22) 36.00 (30) 26.34 (10) 36.00 (30)
PIT 29.68 (21) 29.50 (18) 29.93 (21) N/A (30) 29.00 (16) 29.88 (13) 32.15 (20)
LACH 29.74 (22) 27.64 (14) 32.03 (24) 30.87 (10) 28.87 (14) N/A (23) 28.89   (7)
WAS 30.31 (23) 28.13 (15) 33.17 (26) 32.55 (16) 29.36 (17) N/A (30) 34.18 (26)
LARM 30.36 (24) 31.93 (26) 28.52 (17) N/A (26) 31.00 (21) 30.32 (14) 31.68 (18)
IND 30.82 (25) 27.09 (10) 34.67 (29) 32.13 (14) 19.57   (1) N/A (22) 28.23   (5)
SF 31.23 (26) 24.94   (6) 37.91 (30) 31.20 (13) 31.33 (22) N/A (28) 29.85   (9)
SEA 31.37 (27) 33.72 (28) 29.21 (19) 29.75   (7) 32.14 (24) N/A (27) 32.66 (23)
CLE 32.04 (28) 29.52 (19) 34.21 (28) 32.24 (15) 31.91 (23) N/A (20) 31.26 (17)
CHI 32.45 (29) 36.00 (30) 28.89 (18) N/A (21) 32.45 (27) N/A (18) 34.45 (28)
CIN 32.90 (30) 31.67 (24) 34.06 (27) 31.19 (12) 35.27 (29) N/A (19) 35.27 (29)
Avg 28.24 28.22 28.27 29.89 28.46 26.55 30.82

TIME STATS

Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
GB 39:13   (1) 20:14   (2) 15:57 (13) 3:02 (12) 30:00   (3) 25:33 (15) 4:27 (12)
LARM 34:25   (2) 2:17 (23) 32:08   (1) 0:00   (8) 2:17 (30) 57:43   (1) 0:00   (8)
CAR 34:21   (3) 6:16 (12) 28:05   (3) 0:00   (4) 12:00 (13) 48:00   (7) 0:00   (4)
PHI 34:16   (4) 1:07 (25) 31:52   (2) 1:17 (11) 3:32 (25) 55:11   (3) 1:17 (11)
DAL 34:14   (5) 6:51 (10) 27:23   (4) 0:00   (5) 8:35 (19) 51:25   (4) 0:00   (5)
DEN 34:13   (6) 14:49   (3) 19:24   (9) 0:00   (6) 19:38   (5) 40:22 (11) 0:00   (6)
BAL 34:00   (7) 7:54   (9) 26:06   (6) 0:00   (2) 10:16 (15) 49:44   (6) 0:00   (2)
DET 33:20   (8) 0:46 (26) 4:28 (17) 28:06 (28) 3:46 (24) 9:27 (17) 46:47 (23)
BUF 33:04   (9) 14:19   (5) 18:45 (10) 0:00   (3) 18:34   (7) 41:26 (10) 0:00   (3)
OAK 31:39 (10) 9:57   (7) 21:42   (7) 0:00   (9) 9:57 (17) 50:03   (5) 0:00   (9)
MIN 31:16 (11) 2:30 (20) 20:08   (8) 8:38 (14) 17:14   (9) 34:08 (13) 8:38 (13)
CLE 31:10 (12) 6:46 (11) 0:00 (21) 24:24 (26) 16:53 (11) 0:00 (23) 43:07 (22)
ATL 30:34 (13) 24:24   (1) 6:10 (16) 0:00   (1) 30:34   (1) 29:26 (14) 0:00   (1)
KC 30:14 (14) 0:00 (29) 9:19 (15) 20:55 (19) 5:59 (21) 18:25 (16) 35:36 (19)
JAC 30:05 (15) 2:52 (19) 27:13   (5) 0:00   (7) 2:52 (28) 57:08   (2) 0:00   (7)
HOU 29:55 (16) 0:00 (27) 0:00 (22) 29:55 (30) 2:52 (27) 0:00 (24) 57:08 (29)
Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
NE 29:46 (17) 5:59 (14) 14:41 (14) 9:06 (15) 5:59 (22) 35:36 (12) 18:25 (15)
CHI 29:26 (18) 6:10 (13) 0:00 (19) 23:16 (22) 30:34   (2) 0:00 (21) 29:26 (17)
PIT 28:50 (19) 10:07   (6) 18:43 (11) 0:00 (10) 16:53 (12) 43:07   (9) 0:00 (10)
NO 28:44 (20) 14:44   (4) 0:00 (25) 14:00 (17) 17:14 (10) 8:38 (18) 34:08 (18)
TEN 28:21 (21) 0:00 (30) 0:00 (29) 28:21 (29) 9:57 (18) 0:00 (30) 50:03 (26)
NYJ 26:56 (22) 4:15 (17) 0:00 (27) 22:41 (21) 18:34   (8) 0:00 (28) 41:26 (21)
ARI 26:40 (23) 3:00 (18) 18:41 (12) 4:59 (13) 3:46 (23) 46:47   (8) 9:27 (14)
CIN 26:00 (24) 2:22 (22) 0:00 (20) 23:38 (24) 10:16 (16) 0:00 (22) 49:44 (25)
LACH 25:47 (25) 4:49 (16) 0:00 (24) 20:58 (20) 19:38   (6) 0:00 (26) 40:22 (20)
NYG 25:46 (26) 1:44 (24) 0:00 (26) 24:02 (25) 8:35 (20) 0:00 (27) 51:25 (27)
WAS 25:44 (27) 2:25 (21) 0:00 (30) 23:19 (23) 3:32 (26) 1:17 (20) 55:11 (28)
SF 25:39 (28) 5:44 (15) 0:00 (28) 19:55 (18) 12:00 (14) 0:00 (29) 48:00 (24)
IND 25:35 (29) 0:00 (28) 0:00 (23) 25:35 (27) 2:17 (29) 0:00 (25) 57:43 (30)
SEA 20:47 (30) 9:46   (8) 1:25 (18) 9:36 (16) 30:00   (4) 4:27 (19) 25:33 (16)