Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2016 PACE STATS

Updated through Week 2

Revised as of 9/20/2016

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)
CIN 23.03   (1) 22.71   (1) 23.39   (2) N/A (22) 25.33   (6) 20.20   (2) 26.99   (5)
SF 23.65   (2) 23.66   (2) 23.65   (3) 26.18   (6) 24.50   (2) 17.13   (1) 24.47   (1)
MIA 24.76   (3) 23.74   (3) 25.62   (9) N/A (28) 27.29 (16) 22.48   (5) 29.14 (11)
TB 25.14   (4) 25.65 (10) 24.64   (7) 26.64   (8) 25.58   (8) 24.42 (11) 30.35 (17)
KC 25.20   (5) 27.20 (17) 23.66   (4) N/A (26) 27.86 (18) 24.28   (9) 26.17   (2)
JAC 25.21   (6) 27.85 (20) 23.00   (1) N/A (25) 24.86   (3) 25.34 (15) 30.84 (19)
NO 25.40   (7) 24.74   (7) 26.33 (14) 23.57   (3) 26.70 (12) 23.10   (7) 29.10 (10)
WAS 25.64   (8) 28.16 (21) 23.69   (5) N/A (32) 25.99 (10) 24.90 (13) 29.16 (12)
IND 25.65   (9) 26.33 (11) 25.15   (8) N/A (24) 26.73 (13) 25.19 (14) 27.83   (7)
ARI 26.02 (10) 25.27   (8) 27.02 (16) 26.57   (7) 23.17   (1) 29.39 (20) 29.18 (13)
NYG 26.04 (11) 24.59   (5) 27.11 (17) N/A (29) 26.04 (11) N/A (27) 28.40   (9)
CAR 26.75 (12) 25.48   (9) 27.91 (18) 28.42 (12) 25.48   (7) N/A (23) 31.65 (26)
CLE 26.86 (13) 29.16 (28) 24.43   (6) 31.40 (16) 25.26   (5) 26.85 (17) 26.96   (4)
DET 26.92 (14) 24.62   (6) 29.39 (27) 29.50 (13) 25.26   (4) N/A (25) 26.34   (3)
BAL 26.99 (15) 24.57   (4) 29.69 (29) N/A (20) 29.60 (23) 21.70   (4) 31.14 (23)
ATL 27.00 (16) 27.72 (18) 26.23 (12) 26.09   (5) 27.22 (15) 26.79 (16) 28.17   (8)
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)
CHI 27.17 (17) 28.94 (26) 25.68 (10) 23.00   (2) 29.85 (24) 20.44   (3) 30.95 (22)
SEA 27.29 (18) 26.54 (13) 28.26 (19) N/A (31) 27.29 (17) N/A (32) 33.30 (31)
OAK 27.46 (19) 28.74 (25) 26.57 (15) N/A (30) 30.93 (29) 24.71 (12) 33.08 (28)
PIT 27.66 (20) 26.44 (12) 28.93 (22) 28.26 (11) 27.20 (14) N/A (30) 27.09   (6)
GB 27.88 (21) 26.72 (14) 28.74 (21) 25.38   (4) 28.15 (19) 27.00 (19) 29.80 (14)
DEN 27.96 (22) 26.99 (16) 29.24 (25) 30.54 (14) 25.68   (9) 32.21 (22) 29.99 (15)
HOU 28.63 (23) 27.74 (19) 29.62 (28) 27.42 (10) 28.75 (21) 31.82 (21) 30.89 (20)
LARM 28.69 (24) 28.34 (23) 29.02 (23) N/A (27) 29.86 (25) 26.94 (18) 31.18 (24)
DAL 28.74 (25) 30.92 (30) 26.19 (11) N/A (23) 28.74 (20) N/A (24) 30.90 (21)
BUF 28.75 (26) 29.08 (27) 28.43 (20) N/A (21) 32.29 (32) 22.97   (6) 33.24 (30)
MIN 28.75 (27) 28.45 (24) 29.09 (24) 35.90 (18) 30.21 (27) 23.95   (8) 30.53 (18)
TEN 28.80 (28) 30.96 (31) 26.32 (13) 48.67 (19) 30.51 (28) 24.34 (10) 35.09 (32)
NE 29.01 (29) 26.93 (15) 31.58 (30) 27.26   (9) 31.80 (31) N/A (26) 30.03 (16)
SD 30.53 (30) 31.79 (32) 29.26 (26) 30.66 (15) 30.12 (26) N/A (31) 33.21 (29)
PHI 30.78 (31) 28.22 (22) 33.60 (32) 33.32 (17) 29.18 (22) N/A (29) 32.34 (27)
NYJ 31.05 (32) 29.79 (29) 32.36 (31) 20.00   (1) 31.62 (30) N/A (28) 31.19 (25)
Avg 27.18 27.07 27.28 28.60 27.93 24.53 30.05

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)
PIT 24.08   (1) 24.93   (7) 23.24   (2) N/A (30) 28.25 (18) 21.52   (4) 27.05   (3)
NE 24.22   (2) 24.51   (4) 23.95   (4) N/A (25) 21.89   (1) 24.88 (11) 31.80 (25)
DAL 24.80   (3) 23.62   (2) 25.62 (10) N/A (22) 24.69   (2) 26.38 (16) 28.14   (5)
SD 24.81   (4) 28.12 (23) 22.76   (1) N/A (31) 28.09 (16) 24.14   (9) 29.74 (12)
NYJ 24.82   (5) 24.91   (6) 24.72   (8) N/A (28) 27.73 (13) 18.75   (1) 30.43 (20)
OAK 25.26   (6) 24.52   (5) 26.33 (12) 24.44   (3) 24.91   (3) 31.78 (21) 26.75   (2)
HOU 25.27   (7) 26.05 (11) 24.54   (7) 23.00   (1) 28.69 (22) 22.65   (7) 28.16   (6)
CAR 25.61   (8) 27.56 (18) 23.50   (3) N/A (21) 26.14   (6) 25.14 (13) 29.65 (11)
TEN 25.90   (9) 23.00   (1) 28.59 (19) 32.20 (17) 25.54   (5) 18.96   (2) 26.17   (1)
PHI 26.20 (10) 27.92 (21) 24.47   (6) N/A (29) 26.96 (10) 25.40 (14) 29.20   (9)
NYG 26.59 (11) 28.69 (24) 24.06   (5) N/A (27) 27.81 (14) 19.20   (3) 30.20 (17)
ARI 26.62 (12) 26.19 (13) 26.99 (16) 23.45   (2) 30.95 (31) 23.37   (8) 30.14 (16)
DEN 26.76 (13) 26.60 (17) 26.89 (14) 28.10   (8) 26.14   (7) 27.11 (19) 28.72   (8)
NO 26.84 (14) 28.08 (22) 25.93 (11) N/A (26) 27.85 (15) 24.88 (10) 29.81 (13)
ATL 26.91 (15) 26.58 (16) 27.22 (17) 26.64   (7) 27.34 (11) 26.22 (15) 32.21 (29)
LARM 26.93 (16) 25.19   (8) 29.13 (24) 26.18   (5) 27.51 (12) N/A (29) 28.49   (7)
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 26.95 (17) 26.25 (14) 27.60 (18) 28.58 (11) 25.44   (4) 26.94 (18) 32.39 (30)
MIA 27.24 (18) 25.76   (9) 29.22 (25) 28.36 (10) 26.35   (8) N/A (30) 31.39 (23)
IND 27.40 (19) 26.11 (12) 29.25 (26) 29.42 (13) 26.38   (9) N/A (26) 29.90 (14)
DET 27.43 (20) 30.10 (29) 24.96   (9) N/A (23) 31.29 (32) 24.89 (12) 33.00 (32)
TB 27.61 (21) 26.31 (15) 29.05 (23) 26.57   (6) 29.22 (25) 26.79 (17) 29.55 (10)
MIN 27.75 (22) 28.70 (25) 26.93 (15) 37.12 (19) 28.49 (21) 21.84   (6) 32.93 (31)
CIN 28.06 (23) 25.86 (10) 30.48 (28) 25.53   (4) 28.83 (23) N/A (25) 28.00   (4)
CLE 28.13 (24) 24.23   (3) 32.59 (32) 34.29 (18) 29.17 (24) 21.70   (5) 31.28 (22)
KC 28.13 (25) 27.60 (19) 28.68 (20) 28.13   (9) 28.14 (17) N/A (28) 31.50 (24)
SEA 28.42 (26) 27.87 (20) 28.88 (22) N/A (32) 28.42 (20) N/A (31) 30.00 (15)
GB 28.81 (27) 30.58 (31) 26.61 (13) N/A (24) 28.30 (19) 29.67 (20) 30.95 (21)
WAS 29.49 (28) 29.30 (26) 29.69 (27) 29.26 (12) 29.57 (27) N/A (32) 30.22 (18)
CHI 30.05 (29) 29.35 (27) 30.81 (31) 30.44 (14) 29.66 (28) 31.82 (22) 32.00 (28)
JAC 30.33 (30) 29.97 (28) 30.72 (30) 31.47 (16) 29.35 (26) N/A (27) 30.30 (19)
BUF 30.64 (31) 30.56 (30) 30.71 (29) N/A (20) 30.64 (30) N/A (24) 31.84 (26)
BAL 30.90 (32) 33.15 (32) 28.77 (21) 31.40 (15) 30.01 (29) 35.75 (23) 31.99 (27)
Avg 27.18 27.07 27.28 28.60 27.93 24.53 30.05

TIME STATS

Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
PHI 37:43   (1) 6:18 (14) 27:02   (3) 4:23   (5) 7:00 (28) 47:24   (4) 5:37   (5)
NYJ 37:03   (2) 6:34 (13) 15:28   (8) 15:01 (23) 7:50 (25) 34:22   (9) 17:49   (9)
NE 35:23   (3) 4:10 (24) 28:12   (2) 3:01   (3) 5:47 (29) 51:13   (2) 3:01   (3)
HOU 35:09   (4) 3:57 (25) 18:15   (7) 12:57 (17) 7:31 (27) 34:26   (8) 18:04 (12)
DAL 34:47   (5) 7:14 (10) 14:28   (9) 13:06 (18) 8:01 (24) 35:59   (7) 16:01   (7)
SD 34:27   (6) 2:55 (28) 29:50   (1) 1:42   (2) 4:29 (32) 53:49   (1) 1:42   (2)
CAR 34:07   (7) 7:11 (11) 19:21   (6) 7:35   (6) 10:21 (17) 41:07   (6) 8:33   (6)
PIT 33:07   (8) 4:38 (21) 24:25   (5) 4:04   (4) 10:09 (18) 44:28   (5) 5:23   (4)
SEA 32:18   (9) 10:56   (3) 8:30 (17) 12:52 (15) 18:19   (7) 18:55 (20) 22:47 (17)
BAL 31:56 (10) 5:18 (18) 13:49 (10) 12:49 (13) 9:50 (19) 28:27 (10) 21:43 (14)
OAK 31:35 (11) 7:57   (8) 1:56 (26) 21:42 (28) 18:42   (5) 11:03 (26) 30:16 (23)
TEN 30:38 (12) 8:03   (6) 7:57 (18) 14:39 (22) 9:00 (21) 17:17 (22) 33:44 (25)
MIN 29:57 (13) 6:07 (15) 11:00 (12) 12:50 (14) 14:42 (11) 23:26 (15) 21:53 (16)
DET 29:53 (14) 4:38 (20) 24:31   (4) 0:44   (1) 11:08 (15) 47:59   (3) 0:53   (1)
ATL 29:49 (15) 13:36   (1) 2:51 (24) 13:22 (20) 20:39   (3) 17:32 (21) 21:49 (15)
IND 29:22 (16) 5:58 (16) 0:00 (29) 23:24 (32) 18:31   (6) 1:40 (32) 39:50 (28)
Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
TB 29:17 (17) 7:22   (9) 6:31 (20) 15:25 (24) 17:56   (8) 16:29 (23) 25:36 (21)
DEN 29:11 (18) 9:56   (4) 6:23 (21) 12:53 (16) 19:46   (4) 22:05 (16) 18:10 (13)
GB 29:10 (19) 7:04 (12) 9:47 (15) 12:19 (11) 17:42   (9) 24:15 (13) 18:03 (11)
LARM 28:54 (20) 8:00   (7) 9:55 (14) 10:59   (9) 14:50 (10) 20:59 (18) 24:12 (19)
NYG 28:42 (21) 11:27   (2) 7:26 (19) 9:50   (7) 21:54   (2) 20:22 (19) 17:44   (8)
JAC 28:16 (22) 5:11 (19) 0:00 (30) 23:05 (30) 10:31 (16) 2:50 (29) 46:40 (30)
SF 28:08 (23) 4:20 (23) 13:32 (11) 10:17   (8) 7:38 (26) 28:02 (11) 24:21 (20)
NO 27:44 (24) 9:37   (5) 5:43 (23) 12:25 (12) 26:07   (1) 15:53 (24) 18:01 (10)
ARI 27:32 (25) 5:57 (17) 10:11 (13) 11:24 (10) 11:16 (14) 25:28 (12) 23:16 (18)
WAS 26:56 (26) 4:22 (22) 2:25 (25) 20:10 (25) 8:21 (23) 13:20 (25) 38:20 (26)
CIN 26:06 (27) 3:13 (26) 1:32 (27) 21:21 (27) 9:17 (20) 8:43 (28) 42:01 (29)
KC 26:00 (28) 2:53 (29) 0:00 (31) 23:08 (31) 5:36 (30) 1:42 (31) 52:43 (32)
CLE 24:51 (29) 2:38 (30) 8:54 (16) 13:19 (19) 5:13 (31) 21:43 (17) 33:05 (24)
MIA 24:21 (30) 2:20 (31) 0:00 (32) 22:02 (29) 11:21 (13) 1:49 (30) 46:51 (31)
BUF 23:58 (31) 1:55 (32) 1:16 (28) 20:47 (26) 11:22 (12) 9:06 (27) 39:32 (27)
CHI 23:48 (32) 2:57 (27) 6:21 (22) 14:31 (21) 8:26 (22) 23:40 (14) 27:55 (22)