2020 NFL PACE STATS

Updated through Week 7

Revised as of 10/27/2020
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.

 

OFFENSE

Team Sec/Play
(total)
RK Sec/Play
(1st half)
RK Sec/Play
(2nd half)
RK Sec/Play
(lead 7+)
RK Sec/Play
(+/- 6)
RK Sec/Play
(trail 7+)
RK Sec/Play
(situation
neutral)
RK
DAL 21.75 1 23.00 1 20.67 1 31.33 27 22.56 1 21.14 1 24.35 1
ARI 24.97 2 23.69 2 26.20 8 27.50 4 23.71 3 24.25 11 26.34 2
TEN 25.16 3 26.11 6 24.29 3 29.82 20 22.87 2 25.32 19 28.20 4
ATL 25.39 4 25.46 3 25.31 7 27.86 7 24.34 4 24.21 10 28.61 5
NYJ 25.68 5 27.24 17 23.88 2 20.33 1 27.81 13 25.02 18 30.08 17
PHI 25.70 6 26.91 15 24.43 4 31.14 25 26.78 6 22.92 3 29.17 10
JAX 25.77 7 26.21 7 25.29 6 44.00 32 28.47 20 24.50 12 32.38 31
HOU 26.38 8 25.84 5 26.87 12 27.57 5 28.71 21 24.73 14 28.91 9
CIN 26.46 9 26.51 11 26.41 10 28.54 11 26.96 9 24.17 9 29.25 11
LAC 26.68 10 26.37 9 26.97 14 26.03 2 27.84 14 24.52 13 28.18 3
TB 26.92 11 25.75 4 28.28 20 28.21 10 27.42 10 23.64 6 30.54 20
WAS 26.96 12 26.66 13 27.29 15 30.07 23 29.01 23 24.88 15 28.71 7
DEN 27.04 13 27.68 22 26.39 9 30.60 24 27.72 11 25.36 20 29.96 15
DET 27.09 14 26.69 14 27.46 17 29.84 21 26.91 7 23.55 5 30.51 19
MIN 27.09 15 27.30 18 26.88 13 28.73 12 29.90 30 22.43 2 31.57 27
CHI 27.34 16 29.61 31 25.14 5 27.47 3 28.47 19 26.10 24 31.59 28
KC 27.38 17 26.35 8 28.43 22 27.77 6 28.06 15 24.11 7 29.97 16
NE 27.44 18 28.56 28 26.50 11 36.00 31 26.93 8 25.70 22 29.68 14
BUF 27.83 19 27.33 19 28.40 21 28.88 16 27.79 12 26.25 25 28.66 6
NYG 27.86 20 28.21 24 27.60 18 28.88 14 29.21 25 25.71 23 31.70 29
LAR 28.02 21 28.30 26 27.74 19 29.14 17 28.87 22 24.96 16 28.76 8
SEA 28.12 22 28.90 30 27.38 16 28.81 13 26.73 5 34.77 32 31.46 26
LV 28.21 23 27.34 20 29.01 23 29.74 19 29.83 29 25.64 21 30.76 22
NO 28.32 24 27.21 16 29.53 25 28.11 9 29.30 26 26.87 27 31.92 30
CLE 28.45 25 27.43 21 29.67 26 28.88 15 28.10 17 28.53 28 29.66 13
IND 28.46 26 26.49 10 30.34 28 29.72 18 29.37 28 24.13 8 30.55 21
BAL 29.11 27 26.61 12 31.91 31 28.03 8 32.20 32 26.43 26 30.92 23
MIA 29.18 28 27.85 23 30.56 29 32.52 30 29.14 24 24.99 17 31.23 24
CAR 29.34 29 28.58 29 30.13 27 32.45 29 28.24 18 28.61 29 31.41 25
PIT 29.48 30 28.27 25 30.75 30 31.24 26 28.07 16 31.71 31 29.61 12
SF 29.58 31 29.81 32 29.30 24 32.43 28 29.31 27 23.12 4 33.16 32
GB 30.22 32 28.53 27 32.32 32 29.88 22 30.47 31 30.45 30 30.37 18
Avg 27.20   27.04   27.35   29.39   27.66   25.01   29.91  

 

DEFENSE

Team Sec/Play
(total)
RK Sec/Play
(1st half)
RK Sec/Play
(2nd half)
RK Sec/Play
(lead 7+)
RK Sec/Play
(+/- 6)
RK Sec/Play
(trail 7+)
RK Sec/Play
(situation
neutral)
RK
SEA 23.78 1 25.39 3 22.50 1 27.38 9 23.93 2 22.95 5 28.14 3
CIN 25.56 2 24.60 2 26.70 13 24.42 2 25.99 8 25.22 19 28.52 4
LV 25.67 3 24.22 1 27.66 19 29.47 17 25.18 4 23.76 7 27.99 2
CHI 25.86 4 25.54 4 26.15 8 28.10 10 23.59 1 27.15 25 29.48 14
CLE 25.88 5 26.57 11 25.27 2 31.36 27 28.24 18 20.67 2 29.46 11
SF 26.23 6 26.14 8 26.31 10 32.92 30 25.79 6 24.59 14 27.57 1
GB 26.29 7 27.26 19 25.46 3 24.93 4 29.34 26 24.90 18 31.65 31
DEN 26.30 8 26.70 13 25.93 6 30.01 21 24.75 3 24.49 12 28.80 8
BAL 26.34 9 26.13 7 26.58 12 26.07 7 29.87 28 25.29 21 28.57 6
PIT 26.36 10 27.11 16 25.60 4 5.00 1 25.99 7 26.76 24 29.81 16
ATL 26.47 11 26.46 10 26.48 11 31.94 28 27.80 14 22.26 4 31.59 30
CAR 26.58 12 27.13 18 26.05 7 25.52 5 28.16 17 24.49 11 30.49 21
LAC 26.65 13 25.95 5 27.33 15 32.63 29 27.32 11 24.85 16 29.48 12
BUF 26.81 14 26.11 6 27.51 17 28.91 11 29.85 27 23.12 6 31.00 23
LAR 26.90 15 27.67 22 26.16 9 30.92 25 27.73 12 24.28 9 30.21 18
MIA 27.05 16 27.35 20 26.73 14 28.97 12 28.70 23 25.22 20 31.35 29
ARI 27.11 17 28.38 28 25.92 5 30.33 23 28.26 19 24.42 10 30.33 20
MIN 27.32 18 27.12 17 27.51 18 30.98 26 25.71 5 24.86 17 29.32 9
KC 27.32 19 26.70 12 27.98 22 24.65 3 30.14 29 24.57 13 29.33 10
DET 27.39 20 27.02 15 27.79 20 33.05 31 26.70 9 25.88 22 28.69 7
TEN 27.68 21 27.37 21 28.00 23 26.24 8 28.56 21 27.17 26 30.73 22
NO 27.91 22 28.55 29 27.35 16 30.06 22 28.61 22 26.00 23 31.11 24
PHI 27.99 23 28.21 27 27.81 21 29.75 20 27.98 15 24.61 15 29.48 13
NYG 28.34 24 27.97 23 28.84 26 30.55 24 27.79 13 27.58 27 30.18 17
DAL 28.38 25 26.20 9 31.00 32 29.14 15 27.25 10 32.43 32 28.53 5
JAX 28.47 26 28.02 24 28.90 27 29.71 19 28.09 16 18.58 1 29.80 15
TB 28.58 27 28.02 25 29.12 28 25.92 6 31.02 31 27.93 30 31.26 27
IND 28.59 28 28.63 30 28.54 25 29.44 16 28.99 25 27.91 29 31.31 28
HOU 28.73 29 29.33 32 28.11 24 28.98 13 30.29 30 22.13 3 31.77 32
NYJ 28.97 30 26.94 14 30.86 31 29.12 14 28.94 24 27.69 28 30.26 19
WAS 29.36 31 28.18 26 30.59 30 29.59 18 31.09 32 24.19 8 31.15 25
NE 29.62 32 28.88 31 30.52 29 34.58 32 28.31 20 28.07 31 31.23 26
Avg 27.20   27.04   27.35   29.39   27.66   25.01   29.91  

 

TIME STATS

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