Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

11 Sep 2013

SITE NEWS: Expanded Drive and Pace Stats

We're proud to introduce expanded drive stats and new pace stats here on Football Outsiders, compiled each week by our friend Jim Armstrong.

The main drive stats page now serves as a central spot for six stats given for offense, defense and net:

  • Yards per Drive
  • Points per Drive
  • Drive Success Rate
  • Turnovers per Drive
  • Average starting line of scrimmage
  • Time of Possession per Drive

You will also now find expanded pages for both offense and defense. New stats you will find on these pages include:

  • Three-and-Outs per Drive
  • Average starting line of scrimmage (only following kickoffs)
  • TD-FG ratio
  • Points and Touchdowns per Red Zone Appearance
  • Average Lead

Finally, our new pace stats page displays seconds per play pace stats on both offense and defense. Pace stats are given for all plays, for plays based on lead, and for the definition we call "situation neutral." You can also see the average amount of both time of possession and game time a team spends trailing, leading, or tied.

These stats will be updated each Tuesday during the season and are currently available for every year back to 1997 by using the pull-down menus at the top of the page. They aren't added yet to the green Stats pull-down menu at the top of the page but will be soon.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 11 Sep 2013

1 comment, Last at 12 Sep 2013, 3:18pm by countertorque


by countertorque :: Thu, 09/12/2013 - 3:18pm

Awesome. Thanks.