Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2015 PACE STATS

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 1/4/2016

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 22.21   (1) 22.05   (1) 22.36   (1) 25.25   (1) 22.10   (1) 20.79   (1) 23.94   (1)
NYG 25.20   (2) 24.83   (2) 25.57   (6) 28.24   (5) 25.16   (2) 22.99   (4) 28.50   (4)
HOU 25.58   (3) 25.32   (3) 25.86   (8) 28.98 (12) 26.68   (8) 22.64   (2) 28.28   (3)
JAC 25.75   (4) 26.41   (5) 25.10   (3) 29.56 (17) 26.64   (7) 23.85   (5) 29.50 (10)
SF 25.78   (5) 26.95 (10) 24.59   (2) 28.57   (9) 26.03   (3) 25.23 (14) 28.57   (5)
BAL 26.12   (6) 27.09 (13) 25.30   (4) 26.88   (3) 26.25   (4) 25.78 (20) 29.37   (7)
TB 26.36   (7) 27.03 (11) 25.78   (7) 28.91 (11) 27.56 (14) 24.17   (7) 29.90 (14)
MIA 26.46   (8) 26.20   (4) 26.71 (13) 29.00 (13) 26.93 (10) 25.46 (18) 30.13 (16)
NE 26.73   (9) 26.47   (6) 26.98 (15) 26.84   (2) 27.18 (11) 24.61   (9) 28.24   (2)
GB 26.77 (10) 27.35 (14) 26.20 (10) 28.45   (6) 26.59   (5) 25.06 (12) 29.40   (8)
DEN 26.86 (11) 27.04 (12) 26.70 (12) 29.12 (14) 26.64   (6) 25.31 (16) 28.92   (6)
IND 26.91 (12) 27.71 (17) 26.19   (9) 28.51   (7) 27.74 (16) 25.01 (11) 29.63 (11)
NO 26.93 (13) 28.56 (22) 25.49   (5) 28.23   (4) 27.19 (12) 25.25 (15) 29.46   (9)
SD 26.99 (14) 26.82   (8) 27.15 (16) 30.00 (21) 27.67 (15) 25.34 (17) 29.74 (13)
PIT 27.12 (15) 26.61   (7) 27.69 (19) 28.57   (8) 26.81   (9) 26.85 (26) 30.55 (19)
NYJ 27.23 (16) 27.58 (15) 26.89 (14) 29.86 (19) 28.11 (18) 22.79   (3) 30.11 (15)
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)
OAK 27.45 (17) 28.70 (23) 26.34 (11) 29.13 (15) 28.20 (20) 25.09 (13) 30.61 (20)
CLE 27.72 (18) 27.92 (19) 27.51 (17) 30.61 (26) 28.04 (17) 26.90 (27) 31.03 (21)
CAR 28.13 (19) 26.91   (9) 29.36 (29) 28.76 (10) 27.47 (13) 29.01 (32) 29.74 (12)
ATL 28.19 (20) 27.83 (18) 28.55 (25) 29.48 (16) 28.25 (21) 27.54 (29) 30.38 (17)
CHI 28.46 (21) 29.35 (27) 27.61 (18) 31.92 (30) 28.36 (22) 28.22 (31) 31.74 (27)
STL 28.55 (22) 28.40 (21) 28.69 (26) 29.87 (20) 29.65 (28) 26.34 (22) 31.93 (28)
TEN 28.61 (23) 29.21 (26) 28.03 (20) 37.76 (32) 28.20 (19) 27.70 (30) 31.70 (25)
DET 28.70 (24) 29.15 (25) 28.29 (24) 30.33 (23) 31.06 (32) 24.03   (6) 32.73 (30)
ARI 28.72 (25) 27.59 (16) 29.90 (31) 29.79 (18) 29.03 (24) 24.50   (8) 31.04 (22)
BUF 28.86 (26) 29.53 (28) 28.15 (21) 31.04 (27) 29.51 (27) 26.71 (24) 31.39 (23)
MIN 28.93 (27) 28.39 (20) 29.55 (30) 30.09 (22) 29.06 (25) 27.12 (28) 31.57 (24)
SEA 29.05 (28) 28.98 (24) 29.11 (28) 30.43 (25) 28.86 (23) 26.56 (23) 31.70 (26)
CIN 29.10 (29) 30.09 (30) 28.22 (22) 30.37 (24) 29.14 (26) 25.60 (19) 30.52 (18)
WAS 29.25 (30) 30.20 (31) 28.28 (23) 31.49 (29) 30.22 (30) 24.74 (10) 32.49 (29)
KC 29.94 (31) 29.88 (29) 30.00 (32) 31.31 (28) 30.13 (29) 26.79 (25) 33.71 (32)
DAL 29.95 (32) 30.97 (32) 28.91 (27) 33.74 (31) 30.99 (31) 26.28 (21) 32.95 (31)
Avg 27.42 27.68 27.17 29.45 27.84 25.35 30.24

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 25.27   (1) 26.83   (6) 23.78   (1) 29.14 (14) 27.12   (8) 23.94   (5) 29.25   (5)
WAS 26.30   (2) 26.85   (7) 25.83   (6) 28.46 (10) 26.18   (2) 25.07 (13) 29.54   (9)
KC 26.39   (3) 27.51 (14) 25.34   (3) 29.42 (17) 27.29 (10) 25.05 (12) 30.15 (13)
OAK 26.40   (4) 27.37 (11) 25.50   (5) 27.96   (7) 26.99   (7) 24.02   (6) 30.04 (11)
BUF 26.43   (5) 26.52   (3) 26.34   (9) 26.65   (1) 26.72   (4) 25.80 (19) 28.58   (1)
ARI 26.57   (6) 28.90 (30) 24.47   (2) 27.90   (6) 28.95 (27) 24.66 (10) 31.34 (29)
ATL 26.70   (7) 26.52   (4) 26.87 (13) 29.70 (18) 26.77   (5) 23.61   (3) 30.31 (15)
IND 26.92   (8) 26.17   (1) 27.69 (21) 29.03 (12) 25.80   (1) 26.90 (29) 28.67   (2)
CIN 26.94   (9) 28.07 (21) 25.90   (7) 32.68 (32) 26.62   (3) 26.40 (26) 30.55 (20)
NE 26.97 (10) 28.64 (29) 25.39   (4) 30.44 (24) 27.90 (20) 25.89 (20) 30.10 (12)
NYG 26.99 (11) 27.09 (10) 26.90 (14) 26.71   (2) 27.54 (13) 26.32 (25) 29.52   (7)
NYJ 27.03 (12) 27.45 (13) 26.62 (10) 27.03   (3) 29.11 (29) 24.20   (8) 29.53   (8)
DAL 27.08 (13) 26.81   (5) 27.34 (16) 28.03   (8) 27.40 (11) 23.90   (4) 30.39 (17)
NO 27.23 (14) 26.88   (8) 27.60 (20) 30.74 (27) 27.78 (18) 24.79 (11) 30.57 (21)
PIT 27.39 (15) 28.24 (25) 26.66 (11) 27.77   (4) 28.54 (23) 25.31 (17) 30.21 (14)
DET 27.40 (16) 27.42 (12) 27.38 (18) 30.64 (26) 26.89   (6) 26.25 (24) 29.05   (3)
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 27.42 (17) 28.32 (26) 26.67 (12) 29.23 (15) 28.86 (26) 25.22 (16) 31.10 (28)
GB 27.50 (18) 27.63 (16) 27.37 (17) 29.09 (13) 29.53 (31) 25.13 (14) 30.82 (26)
JAC 27.63 (19) 26.29   (2) 29.04 (30) 28.64 (11) 27.51 (12) 25.97 (21) 29.11   (4)
DEN 27.68 (20) 29.25 (31) 26.27   (8) 27.85   (5) 28.61 (25) 26.03 (22) 30.60 (23)
HOU 27.74 (21) 27.71 (17) 27.77 (22) 31.13 (30) 27.90 (19) 24.14   (7) 30.52 (19)
SD 27.82 (22) 28.04 (20) 27.59 (19) 30.22 (22) 27.61 (15) 25.64 (18) 30.57 (22)
PHI 27.94 (23) 28.01 (19) 27.87 (23) 30.36 (23) 28.59 (24) 24.37   (9) 30.61 (24)
CLE 27.97 (24) 27.08   (9) 28.84 (29) 29.96 (20) 27.28   (9) 26.12 (23) 29.62 (10)
CHI 28.04 (25) 28.00 (18) 28.08 (24) 30.78 (28) 27.64 (16) 22.47   (1) 30.96 (27)
TB 28.20 (26) 28.11 (22) 28.30 (25) 31.28 (31) 27.55 (14) 25.19 (15) 29.31   (6)
STL 28.27 (27) 29.42 (32) 27.20 (15) 30.57 (25) 28.19 (21) 26.76 (28) 31.62 (30)
MIA 28.38 (28) 28.20 (24) 28.58 (27) 29.80 (19) 29.31 (30) 23.16   (2) 31.90 (32)
BAL 28.41 (29) 28.43 (28) 28.39 (26) 30.94 (29) 27.73 (17) 27.60 (30) 30.36 (16)
SEA 28.48 (30) 28.37 (27) 28.58 (28) 28.17   (9) 30.07 (32) 26.62 (27) 31.85 (31)
TEN 28.69 (31) 28.16 (23) 29.25 (31) 29.28 (16) 28.32 (22) 28.62 (32) 30.40 (18)
SF 29.30 (32) 27.58 (15) 30.99 (32) 30.12 (21) 28.97 (28) 27.73 (31) 30.73 (25)
Avg 27.42 27.68 27.17 29.45 27.84 25.35 30.24

TIME STATS

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