Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2017 PACE STATS

Updated through Week 13

Revised as of 12/5/2017

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)
SF 24.99   (1) 25.52   (3) 24.49   (1) 38.78 (32) 27.01   (6) 23.01   (4) 29.64   (8)
BUF 25.78   (2) 26.23   (4) 25.33   (4) 29.02   (7) 26.57   (3) 22.78   (3) 29.21   (6)
CLE 25.95   (3) 27.23 (10) 24.75   (2) 30.58 (19) 28.45 (16) 23.82   (8) 30.67 (18)
NE 26.67   (4) 25.42   (2) 28.12 (21) 27.73   (2) 26.26   (1) 23.70   (7) 28.21   (2)
NYG 26.84   (5) 27.98 (16) 25.81   (5) 33.26 (31) 27.80 (11) 24.70 (10) 30.18 (11)
TB 26.85   (6) 26.45   (5) 27.22   (9) 27.44   (1) 27.25   (7) 26.32 (25) 29.69   (9)
ARI 26.90   (7) 28.62 (22) 25.27   (3) 30.77 (21) 26.86   (5) 25.13 (11) 30.45 (12)
DEN 26.91   (8) 27.01   (9) 26.79   (7) 29.59 (15) 27.55   (8) 25.70 (16) 28.91   (3)
SEA 27.01   (9) 26.73   (7) 27.30 (11) 30.48 (18) 26.64   (4) 25.95 (19) 29.51   (7)
BAL 27.12 (10) 26.55   (6) 27.67 (14) 29.13   (8) 29.57 (29) 22.43   (2) 30.59 (15)
HOU 27.15 (11) 26.93   (8) 27.37 (13) 28.74   (5) 27.62   (9) 25.32 (13) 29.15   (4)
LARM 27.35 (12) 25.05   (1) 29.52 (30) 29.54 (13) 26.48   (2) 21.41   (1) 28.01   (1)
LACH 27.71 (13) 27.40 (12) 28.03 (19) 29.37 (10) 27.97 (12) 25.79 (17) 30.66 (17)
GB 27.73 (14) 29.54 (30) 26.22   (6) 29.87 (16) 29.55 (28) 25.15 (12) 31.40 (22)
DET 28.03 (15) 28.32 (18) 27.75 (16) 31.90 (29) 28.51 (18) 26.05 (21) 32.02 (28)
IND 28.03 (16) 28.30 (17) 27.75 (17) 29.38 (11) 28.87 (20) 25.42 (14) 31.33 (21)
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 28.13 (17) 27.59 (13) 28.65 (23) 28.74   (6) 28.13 (13) 27.46 (29) 31.66 (26)
ATL 28.15 (18) 27.89 (15) 28.44 (22) 29.25   (9) 28.20 (14) 25.85 (18) 30.83 (19)
DAL 28.15 (19) 28.58 (21) 27.70 (15) 28.35   (3) 28.82 (19) 26.17 (22) 31.41 (23)
MIN 28.24 (20) 27.29 (11) 29.18 (27) 30.20 (17) 27.76 (10) 26.01 (20) 29.17   (5)
MIA 28.29 (21) 29.87 (31) 26.93   (8) 31.59 (27) 30.60 (32) 26.18 (23) 32.48 (30)
WAS 28.33 (22) 29.40 (29) 27.25 (10) 30.78 (22) 29.11 (22) 23.54   (6) 31.10 (20)
JAC 28.36 (23) 28.76 (24) 27.91 (18) 29.51 (12) 28.48 (17) 25.50 (15) 30.46 (13)
OAK 28.59 (24) 29.16 (27) 28.04 (20) 31.82 (28) 29.14 (23) 26.19 (24) 32.37 (29)
PHI 28.63 (25) 28.58 (20) 28.68 (24) 29.59 (14) 29.38 (26) 23.15   (5) 30.55 (14)
NO 28.69 (26) 27.61 (14) 29.71 (31) 31.53 (25) 29.35 (25) 24.04   (9) 30.61 (16)
CHI 28.79 (27) 30.39 (32) 27.34 (12) 30.71 (20) 30.17 (31) 26.85 (26) 32.72 (31)
CIN 28.84 (28) 28.49 (19) 29.22 (28) 31.01 (24) 28.40 (15) 27.56 (30) 29.83 (10)
TEN 28.94 (29) 28.94 (25) 28.94 (25) 30.93 (23) 28.96 (21) 28.19 (31) 31.58 (25)
KC 29.04 (30) 29.02 (26) 29.05 (26) 28.64   (4) 29.91 (30) 27.08 (28) 33.10 (32)
NYJ 29.34 (31) 29.32 (28) 29.36 (29) 32.40 (30) 29.41 (27) 27.04 (27) 31.84 (27)
CAR 29.77 (32) 28.73 (23) 30.87 (32) 31.57 (26) 29.27 (24) 29.00 (32) 31.57 (24)
Avg 27.77 27.85 27.69 29.85 28.31 25.36 30.62

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)
PHI 26.07   (1) 26.95   (5) 25.26   (2) 29.42 (12) 27.67   (9) 24.33   (6) 30.10 (11)
NE 26.49   (2) 27.88 (19) 25.29   (3) 26.02   (1) 28.29 (15) 25.53 (19) 30.43 (15)
MIN 26.58   (3) 29.17 (29) 24.15   (1) 28.35   (5) 29.68 (31) 22.66   (2) 31.81 (29)
NYJ 26.66   (4) 27.04   (6) 26.25   (6) 29.08   (9) 28.34 (16) 22.47   (1) 30.04 (10)
KC 26.71   (5) 27.50 (11) 25.92   (4) 29.12 (10) 27.34   (4) 24.46   (9) 29.96   (8)
JAC 26.75   (6) 27.12   (7) 26.47   (8) 29.81 (17) 27.45   (6) 24.91 (15) 30.29 (13)
TEN 26.77   (7) 26.89   (3) 26.65 (10) 29.92 (18) 27.12   (1) 22.92   (3) 29.86   (7)
SEA 26.92   (8) 27.54 (12) 26.34   (7) 30.55 (24) 27.16   (2) 24.75 (12) 29.69   (4)
NO 27.20   (9) 28.35 (26) 25.97   (5) 28.08   (3) 29.63 (29) 24.87 (14) 31.07 (24)
WAS 27.22 (10) 26.52   (2) 27.90 (20) 29.48 (13) 27.80 (10) 24.84 (13) 30.95 (21)
DET 27.31 (11) 27.67 (15) 26.94 (13) 28.22   (4) 28.09 (12) 24.62 (10) 30.51 (17)
ARI 27.41 (12) 26.04   (1) 28.79 (23) 30.26 (21) 27.54   (7) 24.40   (7) 30.00   (9)
CIN 27.57 (13) 27.30   (8) 27.85 (18) 30.06 (19) 28.42 (19) 24.75 (11) 30.89 (19)
LARM 27.65 (14) 28.30 (25) 26.86 (12) 28.38   (6) 28.19 (14) 27.14 (27) 30.47 (16)
CAR 27.68 (15) 27.79 (16) 27.58 (15) 31.63 (32) 27.24   (3) 25.93 (21) 29.13   (1)
BAL 27.72 (16) 27.84 (18) 27.60 (17) 28.85   (7) 29.22 (27) 25.77 (20) 29.54   (2)
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)
DAL 27.76 (17) 28.26 (24) 27.31 (14) 30.35 (22) 29.37 (28) 25.08 (17) 31.10 (25)
TB 27.98 (18) 28.07 (21) 27.88 (19) 31.10 (28) 27.40   (5) 24.45   (8) 29.60   (3)
PIT 28.01 (19) 29.40 (30) 26.63   (9) 31.11 (29) 28.81 (23) 25.94 (22) 31.91 (30)
LACH 28.05 (20) 29.62 (32) 26.69 (11) 31.24 (31) 28.52 (20) 25.02 (16) 30.94 (20)
IND 28.05 (21) 27.45 (10) 28.60 (22) 31.04 (27) 27.57   (8) 26.33 (24) 29.72   (5)
ATL 28.07 (22) 28.63 (27) 27.60 (16) 29.67 (14) 28.37 (17) 27.39 (30) 32.82 (32)
NYG 28.08 (23) 26.95   (4) 29.32 (27) 29.37 (11) 28.41 (18) 23.73   (5) 31.00 (22)
HOU 28.13 (24) 27.44   (9) 28.88 (24) 27.24   (2) 28.18 (13) 28.78 (32) 31.06 (23)
BUF 28.43 (25) 27.64 (14) 29.25 (26) 31.21 (30) 28.06 (11) 26.08 (23) 30.25 (12)
DEN 28.54 (26) 28.06 (20) 29.01 (25) 28.85   (8) 29.00 (26) 26.87 (26) 31.39 (27)
GB 28.80 (27) 28.15 (22) 29.51 (28) 30.25 (20) 28.85 (24) 27.49 (31) 31.27 (26)
SF 28.89 (28) 27.80 (17) 30.00 (29) 29.79 (16) 28.57 (21) 22.95   (4) 29.79   (6)
OAK 28.99 (29) 29.51 (31) 28.47 (21) 30.69 (26) 29.63 (30) 26.39 (25) 30.78 (18)
MIA 29.16 (30) 28.21 (23) 30.25 (31) 30.62 (25) 28.91 (25) 25.47 (18) 32.54 (31)
CLE 29.36 (31) 27.58 (13) 31.30 (32) 30.36 (23) 28.76 (22) 27.26 (29) 30.29 (14)
CHI 29.61 (32) 29.06 (28) 30.15 (30) 29.75 (15) 30.54 (32) 27.15 (28) 31.48 (28)
Avg 27.77 27.85 27.69 29.85 28.31 25.36 30.62

TIME STATS

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