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2019 PACE STATS

Updated through Week 2

Revised as of 9/17/2019
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
CAR 22.02 1 24.52 3 19.30 1 N/A 25 22.90 1 20.09 2 28.94 6
ARI 22.23 2 23.09 1 21.45 3 N/A 24 24.33 2 21.36 4 27.47 2
MIA 23.88 3 27.92 13 20.19 2 N/A 29 27.33 7 23.78 8 32.95 25
NYG 24.66 4 24.32 2 24.90 8 17.67 2 30.29 23 23.77 7 28.75 4
DEN 26.00 5 29.24 19 23.94 5 N/A 27 29.46 17 24.55 10 33.25 26
ATL 26.43 6 26.99 9 25.78 9 22.43 4 27.00 5 26.34 14 28.83 5
CHI 26.86 7 29.71 25 23.97 6 21.50 3 29.58 20 13.41 1 32.95 24
PIT 26.97 8 30.08 26 24.65 7 N/A 31 28.69 15 25.97 12 31.76 19
CIN 27.21 9 27.76 11 26.59 12 N/A 26 29.80 21 24.12 9 31.03 15
LAR 27.28 10 26.01 5 28.54 14 29.80 14 26.08 4 N/A 30 26.94 1
WAS 27.39 11 31.56 30 22.58 4 28.48 7 34.21 31 21.68 5 34.06 29
PHI 27.77 12 26.43 7 28.79 15 28.16 6 27.41 8 27.97 17 30.25 10
NO 27.82 13 29.46 24 26.44 11 N/A 30 28.60 14 26.80 15 30.75 11
SF 27.84 14 25.76 4 30.02 21 27.07 5 28.43 12 N/A 32 27.87 3
BUF 27.84 15 29.09 18 26.43 10 28.68 8 25.30 3 31.53 24 31.24 17
HOU 28.91 16 27.40 10 30.78 24 29.00 11 28.91 16 N/A 28 29.70 9
DET 28.96 17 29.08 17 28.84 16 33.00 17 27.15 6 28.38 18 32.40 21
CLE 28.98 18 26.07 6 32.46 29 28.83 9 28.40 11 30.15 22 31.14 16
KC 29.02 19 27.86 12 30.13 22 29.13 12 29.50 18 26.11 13 29.67 8
NYJ 29.45 20 31.00 29 28.26 13 35.00 20 28.25 10 29.31 20 32.67 23
TEN 29.54 21 29.44 23 29.66 20 35.27 21 28.14 9 32.23 25 32.24 20
IND 29.71 22 30.10 27 29.36 19 39.67 23 30.29 24 28.57 19 33.78 28
SEA 29.83 23 29.05 16 30.76 23 12.00 1 29.94 22 30.33 23 33.26 27
NE 30.02 24 28.81 14 31.56 25 29.71 13 31.57 28 N/A 31 30.96 14
MIN 30.06 25 26.59 8 33.72 32 36.87 22 31.21 26 20.64 3 29.50 7
TB 30.07 26 31.59 31 28.95 17 N/A 32 31.37 27 22.68 6 31.53 18
DAL 30.66 27 29.32 21 32.28 28 32.04 15 29.51 19 27.95 16 30.78 12
GB 30.78 28 29.03 15 32.93 30 28.89 10 31.84 29 N/A 27 34.35 30
LAC 30.79 29 29.27 20 32.20 27 32.56 16 30.31 25 N/A 29 34.58 31
OAK 31.12 30 30.39 28 32.08 26 34.44 19 32.21 30 25.35 11 32.63 22
BAL 31.43 31 29.42 22 32.96 31 33.25 18 28.53 13 N/A 26 30.89 13
JAX 31.48 32 33.92 32 29.29 18 N/A 28 34.62 32 29.93 21 35.70 32
Avg 28.16   28.34   27.98   30.74   28.83   25.30   31.40  

 

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
TB 23.88 1 25.46 4 22.09 2 N/A 32 23.88 1 N/A 32 26.97 2
BAL 24.14 2 24.00 1 24.44 7 N/A 23 27.18 7 23.79 7 26.62 1
DET 24.61 3 25.10 2 24.29 5 N/A 24 27.10 6 20.25 3 30.75 13
NE 24.85 4 32.14 31 20.94 1 N/A 29 32.20 30 24.20 10 37.09 32
PHI 25.65 5 26.51 8 24.37 6 26.06 3 27.40 8 18.63 2 29.09 4
GB 25.71 6 26.18 7 25.28 9 N/A 25 30.93 28 18.32 1 32.02 19
SF 26.10 7 26.99 11 25.13 8 N/A 31 30.00 21 23.80 8 30.35 11
BUF 26.59 8 25.82 5 27.22 12 32.11 13 26.73 3 24.66 12 29.58 7
LAR 26.61 9 29.48 22 23.88 3 N/A 28 30.72 26 22.94 5 31.94 18
DAL 26.87 10 30.75 28 24.04 4 37.00 21 34.32 31 23.16 6 34.77 30
NYJ 27.47 11 25.96 6 29.53 19 28.83 8 26.84 4 27.41 16 29.35 6
OAK 27.83 12 28.46 13 27.34 13 29.69 9 28.38 12 26.71 14 32.19 21
HOU 28.02 13 29.95 25 26.44 10 N/A 26 30.92 27 24.35 11 32.98 25
CHI 28.21 14 28.33 12 28.11 15 8.33 1 31.74 29 20.84 4 33.77 26
MIN 28.38 15 29.73 23 26.89 11 30.36 10 29.93 20 26.34 13 32.87 24
PIT 28.47 16 26.57 9 30.83 28 26.97 4 29.37 16 30.33 21 29.91 8
JAX 28.47 17 26.90 10 30.20 22 28.80 7 28.16 10 N/A 29 30.66 12
SEA 28.60 18 29.40 20 27.93 14 N/A 30 28.84 13 27.17 15 29.95 9
CIN 28.69 19 25.20 3 32.56 31 27.07 5 30.25 23 N/A 27 32.67 22
CAR 29.20 20 28.87 19 29.45 18 28.00 6 29.51 17 N/A 26 29.33 5
NO 29.42 21 28.60 15 30.41 26 33.27 16 28.87 14 N/A 31 28.59 3
ARI 29.43 22 29.42 21 29.44 17 33.59 18 26.26 2 N/A 25 32.15 20
LAC 29.44 23 29.74 24 29.13 16 N/A 27 30.52 25 28.54 17 31.75 17
TEN 29.49 24 28.63 16 30.33 23 39.67 22 28.91 15 30.15 20 34.32 28
WAS 29.66 25 28.72 17 30.34 24 30.36 11 27.00 5 30.58 22 30.76 14
KC 29.82 26 28.85 18 31.00 29 18.67 2 30.29 24 30.08 19 32.76 23
NYG 30.18 27 30.01 27 30.40 25 30.45 12 27.73 9 31.96 23 30.81 15
CLE 30.18 28 29.95 26 30.44 27 35.27 19 29.53 18 29.31 18 31.20 16
ATL 30.47 29 28.49 14 32.48 30 36.87 20 28.22 11 23.89 9 30.35 10
IND 30.98 30 32.04 30 30.03 20 32.56 15 30.23 22 32.23 24 36.17 31
DEN 31.46 31 32.60 32 30.10 21 33.38 17 29.79 19 N/A 28 34.38 29
MIA 32.74 32 31.87 29 33.55 32 32.51 14 34.33 32 N/A 30 34.19 27
Avg 28.16   28.34   27.98   30.74   28.83   25.30   31.40  

 

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