Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2014 PACE STATS

Updated through Week 7

Revised as of 10/21/2014

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 22.19   (1) 19.74   (1) 24.54   (4) 24.34   (2) 21.31   (1) 20.92   (3) 21.91   (1)
CLE 25.03   (2) 26.66   (6) 23.70   (1) 27.57   (9) 25.56   (3) 22.77   (6) 27.43   (4)
NE 25.52   (3) 24.37   (2) 26.68 (14) 27.63 (10) 24.29   (2) 24.81 (17) 27.29   (3)
ATL 25.79   (4) 27.69 (15) 23.98   (2) 29.70 (20) 26.71   (6) 24.18 (11) 28.49   (6)
JAC 25.83   (5) 27.64 (13) 24.26   (3) 25.74   (3) 27.93   (9) 23.36   (8) 28.59   (8)
MIA 25.86   (6) 27.12 (10) 24.81   (6) 27.93 (13) 28.46 (13) 22.46   (5) 29.03 (10)
NO 26.14   (7) 27.14 (11) 25.25   (8) 28.59 (17) 25.79   (4) 25.32 (21) 29.27 (11)
NYJ 26.31   (8) 27.87 (18) 24.78   (5) 28.00 (14) 28.75 (16) 24.11 (10) 31.27 (23)
CIN 26.43   (9) 26.07   (4) 26.81 (15) 28.42 (16) 26.42   (5) 24.44 (14) 27.18   (2)
BUF 26.60 (10) 27.79 (16) 25.40   (9) 26.48   (6) 26.83   (7) 26.31 (25) 30.09 (15)
BAL 26.76 (11) 25.28   (3) 28.07 (20) 29.94 (21) 27.12   (8) 19.35   (2) 28.35   (5)
OAK 26.87 (12) 28.22 (21) 25.54 (10) N/A (32) 29.92 (24) 24.22 (12) 29.83 (13)
TB 27.08 (13) 27.94 (19) 26.42 (13) 18.33   (1) 28.89 (17) 26.33 (28) 29.60 (12)
MIN 27.22 (14) 26.79   (7) 27.72 (18) 26.10   (5) 29.08 (19) 26.18 (24) 30.95 (18)
NYG 27.44 (15) 27.87 (17) 27.05 (16) 26.86   (7) 29.55 (21) 26.32 (26) 31.55 (25)
CAR 27.49 (16) 29.07 (25) 26.12 (11) 25.76   (4) 29.68 (22) 25.32 (20) 31.23 (22)
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 27.57 (17) 28.56 (22) 26.41 (12) 27.82 (12) 28.59 (14) 26.32 (27) 31.06 (20)
DEN 27.71 (18) 27.64 (14) 27.79 (19) 29.22 (19) 28.10 (11) 18.12   (1) 28.99   (9)
ARI 27.85 (19) 27.05   (9) 28.68 (25) 28.33 (15) 28.38 (12) 24.51 (15) 30.41 (16)
IND 28.04 (20) 27.04   (8) 29.18 (26) 29.22 (18) 28.08 (10) 22.42   (4) 28.58   (7)
PIT 28.15 (21) 27.16 (12) 29.38 (28) 30.43 (25) 29.92 (25) 23.45   (9) 30.83 (17)
GB 28.19 (22) 26.49   (5) 30.37 (31) 32.09 (30) 28.71 (15) 22.93   (7) 29.83 (14)
TEN 28.38 (23) 28.08 (20) 28.67 (24) 31.38 (29) 30.31 (28) 24.39 (13) 32.19 (26)
STL 28.39 (24) 32.70 (32) 24.85   (7) 32.78 (31) 30.24 (27) 24.61 (16) 32.85 (30)
SEA 28.84 (25) 29.36 (27) 28.40 (21) 30.22 (24) 29.69 (23) 25.08 (18) 33.38 (31)
CHI 28.91 (26) 29.30 (26) 28.50 (23) 27.37   (8) 30.17 (26) 28.04 (30) 32.84 (29)
KC 28.97 (27) 30.32 (31) 27.66 (17) 27.69 (11) 30.79 (31) 25.64 (23) 32.74 (28)
HOU 29.05 (28) 28.84 (23) 29.24 (27) 31.22 (28) 30.89 (32) 25.12 (19) 31.49 (24)
DET 29.24 (29) 30.04 (29) 28.47 (22) 30.51 (26) 28.96 (18) 25.47 (22) 32.36 (27)
SF 29.25 (30) 28.90 (24) 29.55 (29) 30.11 (22) 30.47 (29) 27.17 (29) 31.09 (21)
SD 29.79 (31) 29.57 (28) 30.02 (30) 30.17 (23) 29.26 (20) 33.62 (32) 31.00 (19)
DAL 30.43 (32) 30.17 (30) 30.74 (32) 30.72 (27) 30.70 (30) 29.55 (31) 34.28 (32)
Avg 27.43 27.73 27.14 29.05 28.40 24.86 30.26

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 23.60   (1) 23.66   (1) 23.55   (1) 28.07 (11) 24.20   (1) 22.63   (5) 25.08   (1)
DET 25.63   (2) 26.21   (3) 25.08   (5) 28.23 (12) 26.49   (2) 24.61 (13) 29.95 (12)
MIA 26.24   (3) 27.98 (18) 24.51   (3) 22.67   (1) 29.29 (27) 23.93 (10) 30.50 (20)
CIN 26.29   (4) 26.50   (6) 26.12 (10) 28.39 (14) 29.13 (25) 22.25   (3) 28.85   (4)
DEN 26.52   (5) 27.38 (12) 25.80   (8) 27.93   (8) 28.87 (23) 25.17 (20) 30.64 (23)
HOU 26.61   (6) 27.09 (10) 26.09   (9) 27.72   (7) 27.36   (6) 24.22 (11) 29.15   (5)
PIT 26.69   (7) 27.35 (11) 26.15 (12) 28.04   (9) 28.58 (17) 23.71   (9) 28.12   (2)
BAL 26.69   (8) 28.99 (26) 24.21   (2) 27.62   (6) 30.31 (31) 23.58   (8) 30.70 (24)
JAC 26.90   (9) 26.57   (7) 27.24 (17) 28.30 (13) 27.19   (4) 22.43   (4) 28.45   (3)
SF 26.94 (10) 28.78 (25) 24.82   (4) 29.15 (19) 27.27   (5) 25.31 (22) 29.45   (7)
KC 27.15 (11) 27.04   (9) 27.25 (18) 30.98 (28) 27.92 (10) 23.48   (7) 30.26 (18)
GB 27.16 (12) 26.44   (5) 27.87 (21) 28.89 (17) 28.03 (12) 25.80 (23) 29.51   (8)
TEN 27.25 (13) 28.37 (21) 26.17 (13) 30.09 (25) 28.67 (20) 20.81   (1) 32.22 (30)
STL 27.28 (14) 26.35   (4) 28.22 (25) 25.08   (2) 28.81 (21) 26.96 (26) 29.76 (11)
CLE 27.38 (15) 27.73 (15) 27.01 (15) 28.83 (16) 28.42 (16) 22.82   (6) 30.21 (16)
SD 27.45 (16) 29.28 (29) 25.79   (7) N/A (32) 29.71 (29) 24.66 (16) 32.29 (31)
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)
DAL 27.46 (17) 29.29 (30) 26.12 (11) 30.04 (24) 29.59 (28) 24.65 (14) 31.84 (28)
NO 27.49 (18) 27.57 (14) 27.40 (20) 28.51 (15) 26.72   (3) 27.94 (28) 29.27   (6)
PHI 27.63 (19) 30.13 (31) 25.10   (6) 26.18   (3) 27.88   (9) 27.95 (29) 30.34 (19)
NYG 27.87 (20) 28.41 (22) 27.31 (19) 29.69 (21) 28.13 (13) 25.09 (18) 30.98 (25)
ATL 27.90 (21) 26.59   (8) 29.21 (29) 27.43   (5) 28.14 (14) 28.08 (30) 29.56   (9)
NE 27.91 (22) 29.01 (28) 26.79 (14) 29.52 (20) 28.89 (24) 26.54 (24) 30.58 (21)
BUF 27.91 (23) 28.76 (24) 27.20 (16) 29.83 (22) 28.19 (15) 24.65 (15) 31.41 (26)
ARI 27.99 (24) 28.05 (19) 27.94 (23) 27.32   (4) 28.65 (19) 27.07 (27) 30.25 (17)
CHI 28.08 (25) 28.26 (20) 27.91 (22) 30.68 (26) 28.86 (22) 25.12 (19) 30.14 (14)
NYJ 28.15 (26) 25.13   (2) 31.62 (32) 30.75 (27) 27.73   (8) 20.93   (2) 30.02 (13)
MIN 28.31 (27) 27.44 (13) 29.16 (28) 30.02 (23) 27.40   (7) 26.70 (25) 29.60 (10)
TB 28.45 (28) 27.92 (17) 29.08 (27) 28.06 (10) 28.62 (18) 29.13 (31) 30.19 (15)
CAR 28.69 (29) 28.53 (23) 28.83 (26) 32.34 (30) 27.98 (11) 24.84 (17) 30.60 (22)
WAS 28.94 (30) 27.90 (16) 29.84 (30) 29.10 (18) 29.93 (30) 25.30 (21) 31.41 (27)
SEA 29.25 (31) 30.36 (32) 28.11 (24) 39.41 (31) 30.91 (32) 24.54 (12) 33.03 (32)
OAK 30.22 (32) 29.01 (27) 31.52 (31) 31.70 (29) 29.16 (26) 31.25 (32) 32.08 (29)
Avg 27.43 27.73 27.14 29.05 28.40 24.86 30.26

TIME STATS

Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
IND 36:56   (1) 5:56 (13) 26:51   (1) 4:08   (1) 8:44 (24) 43:27   (1) 7:49   (1)
DAL 33:51   (2) 8:33   (6) 12:36 (13) 12:41 (16) 15:20   (6) 24:45 (16) 19:55 (10)
SF 33:24   (3) 0:29 (32) 14:54   (7) 18:01 (30) 4:04 (32) 27:44 (12) 28:11 (20)
DET 33:10   (4) 7:13 (11) 19:15   (3) 6:43   (3) 13:30 (10) 35:33   (4) 10:58   (4)
SD 32:37   (5) 8:45   (5) 17:03   (4) 6:49   (4) 17:14   (3) 34:16   (5) 8:29   (2)
PIT 32:23   (6) 10:18   (1) 12:28 (14) 9:37   (8) 15:40   (5) 25:09 (15) 19:10   (7)
KC 31:56   (7) 9:24   (3) 11:13 (17) 11:19 (13) 14:36   (7) 25:47 (14) 19:37   (9)
STL 31:26   (8) 4:11 (23) 9:37 (20) 17:38 (28) 8:32 (25) 22:21 (18) 29:07 (22)
CHI 30:48   (9) 6:52 (12) 9:58 (19) 13:58 (19) 12:19 (14) 22:45 (17) 24:57 (17)
ARI 30:30 (10) 7:40   (9) 12:51 (12) 9:59 (10) 11:13 (18) 28:40 (11) 20:07 (13)
BAL 30:23 (11) 3:34 (27) 16:30   (5) 10:19 (11) 7:54 (30) 32:03   (6) 20:03 (12)
NO 30:15 (12) 4:35 (20) 13:36   (8) 12:04 (15) 8:18 (28) 31:44   (7) 19:58 (11)
NYG 30:15 (13) 5:23 (16) 7:52 (25) 17:00 (27) 12:07 (16) 16:10 (25) 31:43 (27)
DEN 30:07 (14) 3:56 (26) 19:35   (2) 6:37   (2) 8:01 (29) 41:50   (2) 10:10   (3)
NYJ 30:06 (15) 2:59 (31) 5:19 (29) 21:48 (32) 5:40 (31) 14:14 (28) 40:06 (32)
CAR 29:59 (16) 10:03   (2) 5:25 (28) 14:32 (20) 17:46   (2) 14:02 (29) 28:12 (21)
Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
MIA 29:51 (17) 4:58 (18) 10:56 (18) 13:57 (18) 12:44 (11) 21:35 (19) 25:41 (18)
MIN 29:45 (18) 4:59 (17) 8:38 (23) 16:08 (24) 8:23 (27) 20:14 (21) 31:23 (26)
WAS 29:36 (19) 8:21   (7) 7:56 (24) 13:20 (17) 13:44   (9) 16:07 (26) 30:10 (24)
HOU 29:27 (20) 7:16 (10) 11:21 (16) 10:50 (12) 16:49   (4) 19:59 (22) 23:12 (16)
NE 29:14 (21) 4:18 (22) 16:28   (6) 8:27   (7) 10:03 (21) 35:41   (3) 14:16   (5)
BUF 28:58 (22) 9:21   (4) 4:45 (30) 14:52 (22) 18:10   (1) 12:38 (30) 29:13 (23)
SEA 28:51 (23) 8:02   (8) 12:25 (15) 8:23   (6) 12:13 (15) 29:33   (9) 18:15   (6)
CLE 28:15 (24) 3:14 (29) 8:48 (22) 16:13 (25) 10:45 (20) 21:16 (20) 27:59 (19)
GB 28:04 (25) 3:34 (28) 12:59 (11) 11:32 (14) 8:27 (26) 29:28 (10) 22:05 (15)
TEN 28:00 (26) 4:02 (24) 9:19 (21) 14:38 (21) 11:19 (17) 17:47 (23) 30:54 (25)
ATL 27:55 (27) 4:00 (25) 6:16 (27) 17:39 (29) 10:53 (19) 15:54 (27) 33:13 (28)
JAC 27:18 (28) 4:49 (19) 7:15 (26) 15:14 (23) 9:26 (22) 16:30 (24) 34:05 (29)
TB 26:47 (29) 4:35 (21) 2:28 (31) 19:44 (31) 12:29 (13) 10:29 (31) 37:01 (30)
CIN 26:43 (30) 5:32 (15) 13:00 (10) 8:12   (5) 14:00   (8) 26:47 (13) 19:14   (8)
PHI 26:09 (31) 3:07 (30) 13:15   (9) 9:48   (9) 8:58 (23) 30:37   (8) 20:25 (14)
OAK 25:01 (32) 5:41 (14) 2:23 (32) 16:57 (26) 12:43 (12) 10:03 (32) 37:14 (31)