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2018 PACE STATS

Updated through Week 10

Revised as of 11/14/2018

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
IND 25.01 1 26.56 4 23.41 1 29.71 18 25.09 1 22.16 2 27.43 2
BAL 25.18 2 25.52 2 24.84 5 28.04 9 26.15 4 21.02 1 28.69 3
NE 25.90 3 24.70 1 27.22 14 26.01 3 25.76 3 25.98 17 26.70 1
JAX 26.26 4 28.15 13 24.70 3 26.47 4 28.48 14 23.66 5 30.83 15
CLE 26.31 5 28.39 18 24.36 2 27.40 6 27.01 6 25.38 12 30.79 14
DEN 26.72 6 27.20 8 26.26 8 32.64 30 26.68 5 24.89 8 30.50 11
TB 26.78 7 26.53 3 27.00 13 29.32 16 25.70 2 26.41 19 29.27 5
CIN 27.10 8 26.82 6 27.37 17 24.87 1 28.01 12 27.14 24 30.01 6
MIN 27.15 9 27.56 11 26.71 9 27.27 5 29.20 21 24.45 6 31.27 19
HOU 27.22 10 28.25 14 26.26 7 29.27 15 27.42 7 25.30 11 30.11 10
NYG 27.29 11 29.90 30 24.80 4 34.12 32 31.62 31 23.64 4 31.99 25
GB 27.43 12 28.03 12 26.87 11 27.92 8 27.91 11 26.84 23 30.91 17
NYJ 27.56 13 29.19 23 26.10 6 28.07 10 30.67 27 24.87 7 33.71 32
ATL 27.70 14 27.42 10 27.99 19 30.28 20 27.75 9 25.02 9 30.77 13
ARI 27.74 15 29.07 21 26.72 10 25.34 2 28.65 16 27.60 26 32.36 28
LAR 27.80 16 26.68 5 28.85 24 28.76 13 27.45 8 26.80 22 28.88 4
PIT 28.05 17 26.93 7 29.17 26 28.77 14 28.62 15 25.68 15 30.09 9
SF 28.12 18 29.07 22 27.25 15 30.62 23 29.19 20 25.67 14 30.56 12
KC 28.24 19 27.21 9 29.31 29 27.46 7 29.56 23 26.56 20 30.02 7
DET 28.27 20 29.72 28 26.89 12 28.57 12 31.67 32 25.47 13 33.61 31
BUF 28.46 21 29.04 20 27.97 18 32.33 29 30.97 29 25.74 16 30.88 16
PHI 28.63 22 28.29 16 28.95 25 29.83 19 28.84 18 27.20 25 32.09 26
SEA 28.86 23 29.61 26 28.14 20 30.69 24 30.95 28 22.81 3 32.09 27
WAS 28.91 24 28.36 17 29.45 30 30.94 26 30.00 24 25.26 10 33.50 30
DAL 28.99 25 29.59 25 28.44 21 31.00 27 29.37 22 26.77 21 31.60 22
CAR 29.16 26 29.76 29 28.61 22 30.81 25 27.84 10 28.60 27 31.95 24
OAK 29.18 27 31.08 32 27.29 16 31.58 28 31.46 30 26.01 18 33.38 29
CHI 29.20 28 29.62 27 28.75 23 30.30 21 28.24 13 28.74 28 31.22 18
NO 29.26 29 28.26 15 30.34 31 29.35 17 28.86 19 30.62 32 31.42 21
MIA 29.28 30 29.28 24 29.29 28 28.33 11 30.03 26 28.94 31 31.88 23
TEN 29.80 31 30.38 31 29.25 27 30.47 22 30.00 25 28.90 30 31.28 20
LAC 30.52 32 28.45 19 32.33 32 33.38 31 28.66 17 28.88 29 30.07 8
Avg 27.83 28.20 27.48 29.28 28.61 25.84 30.85

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
KC 26.04 1 27.44 7 24.75 2 30.00 22 27.08 6 25.44 12 30.28 10
PHI 26.13 2 28.03 14 24.39 1 25.93 1 25.96 1 26.64 19 29.79 6
PIT 26.64 3 27.84 11 25.53 3 30.19 25 27.07 5 25.45 13 29.99 8
CLE 26.70 4 27.14 6 26.37 8 28.85 13 26.03 2 25.01 9 29.09 3
NE 26.75 5 26.62 1 26.89 11 28.48 10 29.74 25 24.60 8 28.90 1
SF 26.92 6 27.60 8 26.24 6 26.50 3 26.55 4 28.28 31 29.89 7
CIN 26.99 7 27.03 3 26.95 12 29.55 17 28.76 16 22.37 2 30.70 13
NYJ 27.02 8 26.81 2 27.24 14 29.63 18 28.31 12 21.87 1 29.71 5
WAS 27.16 9 28.82 25 25.60 4 29.53 16 29.34 20 24.58 7 31.59 24
CHI 27.31 10 28.61 21 26.27 7 27.56 4 27.81 8 27.04 21 31.04 17
NO 27.32 11 28.10 16 26.63 9 29.34 15 28.01 9 26.16 17 31.07 18
LAC 27.54 12 28.77 23 26.10 5 27.99 5 31.82 32 24.18 5 31.34 23
GB 27.57 13 27.07 5 28.07 20 29.85 20 26.32 3 27.34 26 29.00 2
BUF 27.68 14 28.14 18 27.16 13 28.53 12 29.58 23 22.66 3 30.00 9
HOU 27.87 15 27.73 10 28.00 19 28.28 9 28.96 18 26.15 16 30.74 14
BAL 27.87 16 27.86 12 27.88 16 28.03 6 28.33 13 27.18 22 30.50 11
DEN 28.02 17 28.05 15 27.98 18 28.07 7 28.34 14 27.22 25 29.52 4
ATL 28.13 18 29.73 30 26.75 10 33.76 32 29.36 21 25.17 11 31.90 26
TB 28.17 19 27.04 4 29.46 31 28.51 11 28.16 10 27.68 29 31.28 21
IND 28.21 20 28.24 20 28.19 21 26.04 2 29.95 27 27.34 27 32.65 31
CAR 28.38 21 28.78 24 27.96 17 31.33 28 30.21 28 25.09 10 32.05 28
NYG 28.38 22 28.11 17 28.63 26 29.90 21 28.36 15 23.67 4 31.25 20
SEA 28.39 23 27.71 9 29.11 29 31.58 29 27.70 7 27.84 30 30.52 12
TEN 28.52 24 27.94 13 29.09 28 31.99 31 28.78 17 25.46 14 30.85 16
LAR 28.67 25 29.41 28 27.85 15 29.84 19 30.63 30 25.97 15 32.40 29
DAL 28.71 26 28.76 22 28.67 27 28.96 14 29.41 22 27.42 28 32.41 30
JAX 28.77 27 29.07 26 28.46 23 28.10 8 31.15 31 24.20 6 31.17 19
MIN 28.90 28 29.62 29 28.30 22 31.89 30 29.15 19 27.21 24 30.74 15
DET 28.95 29 29.31 27 28.60 24 31.08 26 29.59 24 26.67 20 31.69 25
OAK 29.05 30 28.19 19 29.80 32 30.04 23 28.30 11 28.82 32 31.32 22
ARI 29.32 31 29.95 32 28.61 25 30.07 24 29.91 26 26.46 18 32.00 27
MIA 29.65 32 29.94 31 29.40 30 31.29 27 30.23 29 27.18 23 32.79 32
Avg 27.83 28.20 27.48 29.28 28.61 25.84 30.85

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