Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2017 PACE STATS

Updated through Week 6

Revised as of 10/17/2017

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 24.29   (1) 24.97   (3) 23.71   (1) N/A (32) 24.87   (1) 23.71 (10) 29.62 (11)
TB 25.63   (2) 24.11   (1) 26.94 (10) 26.41   (2) 24.95   (2) 25.79 (21) 28.59   (4)
NE 25.96   (3) 24.84   (2) 27.36 (11) 28.26   (5) 25.79   (5) 23.00   (7) 27.79   (2)
ARI 26.38   (4) 27.72 (15) 25.02   (2) 32.37 (25) 25.65   (3) 23.68   (9) 30.50 (13)
LACH 26.39   (5) 26.69   (9) 26.07   (4) 15.10   (1) 26.62   (7) 26.78 (24) 30.53 (14)
CLE 26.39   (6) 27.28 (12) 25.39   (3) N/A (31) 29.62 (24) 24.89 (15) 31.24 (19)
BUF 26.50   (7) 25.17   (5) 27.88 (18) 28.07   (4) 26.33   (6) 26.59 (23) 29.58 (10)
SEA 26.54   (8) 25.43   (6) 27.65 (15) 35.10 (30) 26.85   (8) 22.82   (6) 29.31   (7)
NYG 26.79   (9) 27.54 (14) 26.15   (7) 32.06 (23) 27.11   (9) 25.33 (17) 29.38   (9)
DEN 26.95 (10) 25.97   (7) 28.15 (20) 29.59 (12) 27.76 (11) 21.56   (3) 28.35   (3)
LARM 27.18 (11) 24.98   (4) 29.08 (27) 30.82 (18) 25.74   (4) 23.51   (8) 26.86   (1)
DET 27.19 (12) 27.96 (16) 26.41   (8) 33.51 (29) 27.77 (12) 24.88 (14) 32.04 (25)
DAL 27.34 (13) 28.53 (18) 26.12   (6) 27.24   (3) 28.11 (14) 25.78 (20) 31.47 (21)
NO 27.44 (14) 27.40 (13) 27.48 (12) 29.42 (11) 29.24 (19) 22.37   (5) 29.37   (8)
BAL 27.49 (15) 27.03 (10) 27.89 (19) 29.39 (10) 33.64 (32) 21.27   (2) 32.41 (27)
HOU 27.52 (16) 26.16   (8) 28.80 (24) 28.85   (9) 28.13 (16) 25.07 (16) 29.10   (5)
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)
MIN 27.56 (17) 27.25 (11) 27.86 (17) 31.06 (19) 27.15 (10) 23.98 (11) 29.14   (6)
GB 27.95 (18) 30.25 (30) 26.11   (5) 31.58 (22) 29.87 (28) 25.72 (18) 32.58 (29)
ATL 28.32 (19) 28.86 (20) 27.64 (13) 28.65   (8) 28.13 (15) 30.00 (32) 31.63 (23)
TEN 28.46 (20) 28.66 (19) 28.23 (21) 30.51 (15) 28.68 (18) 27.31 (26) 31.03 (17)
JAC 28.60 (21) 29.31 (24) 27.76 (16) 28.30   (6) 29.79 (25) 25.83 (22) 30.99 (16)
IND 28.62 (22) 28.88 (21) 28.33 (22) 30.21 (14) 27.90 (13) 28.38 (29) 30.50 (12)
PIT 28.62 (23) 28.30 (17) 28.95 (26) 28.59   (7) 29.95 (29) 24.60 (13) 31.95 (24)
MIA 28.68 (24) 31.14 (32) 26.75   (9) 32.43 (26) 30.85 (31) 25.75 (19) 32.99 (31)
CHI 29.13 (25) 30.81 (31) 27.64 (14) 30.00 (13) 29.82 (27) 27.99 (27) 32.48 (28)
CIN 29.20 (26) 29.62 (25) 28.80 (23) 32.69 (28) 29.27 (20) 22.03   (4) 30.54 (15)
CAR 29.21 (27) 29.05 (22) 29.35 (29) 30.68 (17) 29.34 (22) 26.88 (25) 31.47 (20)
PHI 29.28 (28) 29.69 (27) 28.86 (25) 31.09 (20) 29.57 (23) 20.06   (1) 31.21 (18)
WAS 29.58 (29) 29.93 (29) 29.17 (28) 31.49 (21) 28.62 (17) 24.55 (12) 31.48 (22)
NYJ 29.68 (30) 29.31 (23) 30.01 (31) 32.32 (24) 29.27 (21) 28.67 (31) 32.76 (30)
OAK 29.82 (31) 29.88 (28) 29.77 (30) 32.60 (27) 29.81 (26) 28.64 (30) 32.41 (26)
KC 29.94 (32) 29.66 (26) 30.19 (32) 30.62 (16) 30.50 (30) 28.08 (28) 35.05 (32)
Avg 27.75 27.85 27.65 30.15 28.19 25.29 30.74

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 24.47   (1) 24.87   (1) 24.10   (1) 30.78 (17) 25.97   (3) 22.68   (5) 29.64   (4)
NE 26.39   (2) 26.66   (5) 26.16   (6) 26.02   (2) 27.28   (7) 25.57 (17) 29.91   (9)
KC 26.45   (3) 28.08 (19) 24.76   (2) 30.94 (19) 27.93 (15) 22.61   (4) 29.61   (3)
WAS 26.72   (4) 25.30   (2) 28.02 (21) 32.55 (29) 27.39 (10) 25.24 (15) 31.82 (27)
JAC 26.89   (5) 25.50   (3) 27.98 (20) 31.35 (22) 26.28   (4) 25.65 (18) 29.74   (7)
DAL 26.91   (6) 28.38 (21) 25.72   (4) 29.93 (13) 28.27 (18) 24.18 (10) 30.30 (12)
NYG 26.94   (7) 25.96   (4) 28.10 (23) 29.35 (11) 27.21   (6) 22.76   (6) 30.52 (14)
NYJ 27.16   (8) 27.00   (7) 27.33 (16) 32.18 (27) 28.62 (22) 20.88   (2) 30.35 (13)
TEN 27.19   (9) 27.32 (10) 27.07 (13) 29.73 (12) 27.95 (16) 20.79   (1) 29.73   (6)
NO 27.26 (10) 27.80 (16) 26.73 (10) 29.33 (10) 30.44 (30) 23.26   (7) 32.05 (28)
IND 27.42 (11) 27.17   (9) 27.62 (18) 32.02 (26) 27.60 (12) 24.59 (12) 29.95 (10)
CAR 27.44 (12) 28.54 (23) 26.29   (7) 31.00 (20) 27.33   (8) 26.26 (19) 29.05   (1)
ATL 27.44 (13) 29.53 (28) 26.01   (5) N/A (32) 25.83   (2) 28.90 (28) 32.59 (29)
PIT 27.53 (14) 30.27 (32) 25.25   (3) 32.97 (31) 30.99 (31) 24.11   (9) 33.35 (31)
DEN 27.65 (15) 28.46 (22) 26.94 (12) 30.82 (18) 27.15   (5) 26.87 (22) 31.73 (26)
BAL 27.65 (16) 28.05 (18) 27.21 (15) 27.82   (4) 29.78 (26) 25.52 (16) 30.81 (18)
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)
LARM 27.68 (17) 28.56 (24) 26.58   (9) 27.70   (3) 27.86 (14) 27.49 (23) 30.54 (15)
SEA 27.71 (18) 27.38 (11) 28.06 (22) 28.65   (6) 27.35   (9) 30.00 (29) 29.69   (5)
CIN 27.79 (19) 27.40 (13) 28.18 (24) 31.19 (21) 29.38 (25) 24.97 (14) 31.15 (24)
DET 27.80 (20) 28.00 (17) 27.62 (17) 28.83   (8) 27.86 (13) 26.28 (20) 31.00 (22)
ARI 27.91 (21) 27.03   (8) 28.68 (25) 30.33 (16) 25.79   (1) 28.86 (27) 30.02 (11)
MIN 28.02 (22) 29.71 (30) 26.32   (8) 28.14   (5) 31.34 (32) 24.71 (13) 33.29 (30)
HOU 28.04 (23) 28.16 (20) 27.89 (19) 25.11   (1) 28.91 (23) 28.03 (26) 30.55 (16)
BUF 28.19 (24) 29.56 (29) 26.81 (11) 32.38 (28) 28.38 (19) 26.70 (21) 30.98 (21)
TB 28.37 (25) 29.34 (26) 27.21 (14) 31.73 (25) 28.02 (17) 24.56 (11) 29.84   (8)
GB 28.55 (26) 27.40 (12) 29.87 (28) 29.16   (9) 28.53 (20) 27.82 (24) 30.68 (17)
CHI 28.56 (27) 27.51 (14) 29.60 (27) 30.07 (14) 30.33 (29) 22.41   (3) 31.19 (25)
SF 28.85 (28) 26.95   (6) 30.84 (31) 31.72 (24) 27.50 (11) N/A (32) 29.61   (2)
OAK 29.62 (29) 30.22 (31) 28.99 (26) 31.63 (23) 28.59 (21) 27.99 (25) 30.92 (19)
LACH 29.74 (30) 29.27 (25) 30.20 (29) 32.78 (30) 29.09 (24) 23.50   (8) 30.94 (20)
MIA 29.76 (31) 29.36 (27) 30.21 (30) 28.76   (7) 30.06 (28) 30.76 (30) 33.92 (32)
CLE 30.18 (32) 27.56 (15) 32.82 (32) 30.31 (15) 30.00 (27) N/A (31) 31.08 (23)
Avg 27.75 27.85 27.65 30.15 28.19 25.29 30.74

TIME STATS

Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
PHI 34:23   (1) 8:05   (9) 20:47   (1) 5:31   (2) 15:15 (12) 37:46   (1) 7:00   (2)
CAR 32:58   (2) 6:44 (21) 15:49   (4) 10:25 (12) 14:18 (14) 28:59   (8) 16:43   (7)
PIT 32:20   (3) 6:57 (18) 16:48   (3) 8:36   (5) 12:23 (21) 33:02   (5) 14:36   (4)
DEN 32:00   (4) 9:53   (3) 14:28   (7) 7:39   (4) 14:05 (15) 31:01   (7) 14:54   (5)
WAS 31:58   (5) 7:25 (13) 18:44   (2) 5:49   (3) 10:09 (28) 37:39   (2) 12:11   (3)
KC 31:26   (6) 6:27 (23) 12:34 (15) 12:25 (18) 11:06 (25) 28:04 (10) 20:50 (16)
HOU 31:03   (7) 4:40 (28) 13:45 (11) 12:38 (21) 8:33 (30) 27:07 (13) 24:20 (20)
JAC 30:55   (8) 8:02 (10) 12:51 (13) 10:01 (11) 12:38 (19) 27:51 (11) 19:31 (13)
DET 30:24   (9) 7:07 (16) 6:27 (27) 16:51 (27) 12:16 (22) 15:51 (26) 31:54 (28)
MIN 30:18 (10) 6:54 (20) 14:05   (8) 9:20   (9) 16:06 (10) 26:26 (14) 17:28 (10)
NO 30:17 (11) 6:42 (22) 14:37   (6) 8:58   (7) 13:18 (18) 27:35 (12) 19:07 (12)
BAL 30:13 (12) 4:56 (26) 14:03   (9) 11:15 (16) 10:49 (26) 26:04 (16) 23:07 (19)
ARI 30:10 (13) 5:21 (25) 10:21 (18) 14:29 (22) 13:22 (17) 21:15 (19) 25:24 (21)
CIN 30:09 (14) 8:29   (5) 12:40 (14) 9:00   (8) 17:29   (7) 25:27 (17) 17:03   (9)
NYJ 30:00 (15) 8:26   (6) 9:03 (21) 12:32 (19) 20:26   (3) 18:24 (24) 21:10 (17)
GB 29:56 (16) 6:01 (24) 6:29 (26) 17:26 (29) 14:48 (13) 15:24 (27) 29:48 (26)
Team TOP
(total)
TOP
(tied)
TOP
(leading)
TOP
(trailing)
Game Time
(tied)
Game Time
(leading)
Game Time
(trailing)
NE 29:55 (17) 7:24 (14) 13:54 (10) 8:37   (6) 9:58 (29) 34:32   (4) 15:30   (6)
CHI 29:54 (18) 7:51 (11) 6:45 (25) 15:18 (24) 17:51   (6) 15:59 (25) 26:11 (22)
DAL 29:45 (19) 7:19 (15) 11:55 (16) 10:31 (13) 11:37 (23) 28:05   (9) 20:18 (15)
ATL 29:43 (20) 12:25   (1) 13:35 (12) 3:43   (1) 16:56   (8) 36:31   (3) 6:32   (1)
TEN 29:43 (21) 6:56 (19) 6:17 (28) 16:30 (26) 15:18 (11) 14:30 (28) 30:13 (27)
SEA 29:42 (22) 9:25   (4) 9:31 (20) 10:46 (14) 21:06   (2) 20:56 (20) 17:58 (11)
MIA 29:23 (23) 10:48   (2) 3:30 (29) 15:05 (23) 22:04   (1) 9:14 (29) 28:42 (24)
LARM 29:11 (24) 4:20 (30) 15:05   (5) 9:46 (10) 10:45 (27) 32:16   (6) 16:59   (8)
IND 29:07 (25) 7:32 (12) 10:32 (17) 11:03 (15) 13:35 (16) 26:21 (15) 20:04 (14)
CLE 29:07 (26) 7:05 (17) 0:09 (32) 21:53 (32) 16:15   (9) 0:51 (32) 42:54 (32)
BUF 28:40 (27) 8:07   (8) 8:59 (22) 11:34 (17) 17:58   (5) 19:14 (22) 22:47 (18)
NYG 28:05 (28) 4:37 (29) 7:08 (24) 16:20 (25) 12:28 (20) 18:30 (23) 29:02 (25)
LACH 27:45 (29) 3:48 (31) 2:14 (30) 21:43 (31) 11:17 (24) 7:40 (30) 41:02 (31)
OAK 27:39 (30) 4:52 (27) 10:14 (19) 12:33 (20) 7:41 (31) 24:18 (18) 28:01 (23)
TB 27:36 (31) 2:43 (32) 7:48 (23) 17:05 (28) 6:49 (32) 19:20 (21) 33:52 (29)
SF 26:09 (32) 8:15   (7) 0:16 (31) 17:38 (30) 20:01   (4) 4:38 (31) 35:21 (30)