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2019 NFL PACE STATS

Updated through Week 14

Revised as of 12/10/2019
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
DAL 25.29 1 25.63 2 24.93 3 29.32 16 25.62 1 22.37 2 28.42 3
CAR 25.37 2 26.62 7 24.20 1 26.77 4 27.08 6 22.91 6 28.72 6
ARI 25.46 3 26.00 4 24.87 2 26.75 3 25.77 2 24.72 13 27.76 2
LAR 25.66 4 25.63 3 25.68 6 27.80 8 26.59 4 20.91 1 28.51 4
CIN 26.06 5 27.07 11 25.22 4 27.16 6 27.67 9 24.71 12 28.85 7
ATL 26.28 6 26.60 6 25.98 7 26.82 5 28.62 13 24.64 11 29.94 10
TB 26.53 7 26.84 9 26.23 9 25.59 1 28.79 16 22.88 5 30.61 15
DET 26.60 8 27.10 12 26.13 8 29.41 17 27.44 8 23.28 7 30.03 11
MIA 26.60 9 27.63 16 25.63 5 30.90 24 29.14 22 24.22 9 30.21 12
NE 26.65 10 24.82 1 28.75 25 28.44 11 26.49 3 22.77 3 26.95 1
NYG 26.85 11 27.28 14 26.48 10 27.78 7 28.09 11 25.88 21 29.66 8
KC 27.35 12 26.50 5 28.32 20 28.83 13 26.68 5 25.37 18 28.52 5
HOU 27.53 13 27.00 10 28.11 19 30.41 22 28.93 19 24.37 10 30.41 13
BUF 27.54 14 27.14 13 27.99 17 29.06 15 27.14 7 26.23 23 29.81 9
JAX 27.69 15 29.03 24 26.50 11 26.32 2 30.80 30 25.48 19 33.03 31
MIN 27.80 16 26.84 8 28.77 26 29.89 19 28.58 12 22.78 4 30.50 14
IND 27.86 17 27.74 17 27.97 16 28.41 10 28.64 14 25.24 16 31.96 28
PHI 28.11 18 28.39 21 27.84 15 27.96 9 29.38 27 26.95 27 31.38 19
CHI 28.16 19 28.31 19 27.99 18 31.39 27 28.71 15 24.06 8 31.15 17
SEA 28.25 20 29.06 25 27.51 13 31.24 26 28.91 17 25.36 17 31.63 23
NYJ 28.38 21 29.50 28 27.21 12 30.07 21 29.60 28 26.36 24 31.38 20
TEN 28.50 22 28.66 23 28.36 21 29.53 18 29.18 25 26.96 28 31.63 25
DEN 28.59 23 28.32 20 28.88 27 30.92 25 28.91 18 25.96 22 31.27 18
CLE 28.67 24 27.85 18 29.64 29 28.74 12 29.18 24 27.73 30 31.80 26
SF 28.74 25 27.43 15 29.92 30 30.04 20 27.75 10 29.84 32 31.04 16
LAC 28.79 26 29.16 27 28.40 22 31.69 29 29.04 21 26.66 25 32.84 30
PIT 28.86 27 29.12 26 28.60 23 32.86 32 29.28 26 25.80 20 32.13 29
WAS 28.96 28 30.31 32 27.58 14 28.84 14 31.64 32 27.23 29 33.90 32
NO 29.30 29 29.96 31 28.66 24 31.70 30 29.17 23 25.04 15 31.50 22
OAK 29.64 30 29.76 29 29.52 28 31.41 28 28.98 20 29.53 31 31.49 21
GB 29.68 31 28.52 22 30.82 31 30.59 23 30.30 29 26.91 26 31.63 24
BAL 30.51 32 29.91 30 31.04 32 31.88 31 31.00 31 24.91 14 31.91 27
Avg 27.66   27.75   27.58   29.54   28.47   25.19   30.58  

 

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
BAL 25.34 1 25.35 1 25.32 3 25.60 1 28.39 15 23.74 9 29.66 7
TB 25.36 2 26.35 5 24.45 2 29.35 13 25.74 1 22.57 1 28.06 1
NO 26.01 3 27.95 18 24.32 1 27.35 3 28.11 12 23.41 6 29.99 9
SEA 26.71 4 27.50 11 25.98 6 29.49 14 27.27 4 23.42 7 30.42 13
DET 26.83 5 27.01 7 26.66 8 28.09 7 27.00 2 25.92 20 29.27 3
PHI 26.99 6 26.11 2 27.95 17 27.35 4 27.99 9 25.17 14 29.63 6
GB 27.05 7 28.14 20 25.90 5 30.00 19 29.32 26 24.74 11 31.24 27
CHI 27.12 8 28.75 27 25.75 4 26.71 2 29.65 28 23.29 4 30.99 21
ATL 27.20 9 26.29 4 28.20 19 29.15 12 27.86 8 23.28 3 29.38 4
KC 27.30 10 26.26 3 28.36 21 31.36 27 27.23 3 26.90 29 30.44 14
MIN 27.39 11 27.80 15 26.95 12 30.97 25 27.77 7 25.88 19 29.55 5
CAR 27.43 12 27.65 13 27.22 13 29.99 18 28.80 20 22.63 2 30.55 16
LAR 27.51 13 28.23 23 26.81 10 29.14 11 29.73 29 24.22 10 31.22 25
CLE 27.51 14 27.25 9 27.75 16 29.95 17 28.74 18 24.89 12 30.18 11
NYJ 27.61 15 26.68 6 28.52 23 28.09 8 28.56 16 25.70 17 29.15 2
TEN 27.72 16 28.82 28 26.53 7 29.61 15 28.34 14 25.41 16 30.87 20
JAX 27.83 17 27.10 8 28.63 25 27.84 6 28.11 11 26.95 30 30.62 17
HOU 27.97 18 27.68 14 28.24 20 32.31 31 28.58 17 23.41 5 30.49 15
PIT 28.09 19 28.47 26 27.73 15 28.66 9 28.75 19 26.21 24 30.85 19
IND 28.15 20 27.84 16 28.49 22 30.66 24 28.25 13 26.82 28 31.64 28
BUF 28.17 21 29.01 29 27.42 14 29.93 16 29.98 30 25.12 13 32.36 31
DEN 28.18 22 28.36 25 28.01 18 31.44 28 28.98 22 26.06 22 31.22 26
NE 28.22 23 29.60 31 26.92 11 30.35 22 31.29 32 26.08 23 32.59 32
MIA 28.27 24 27.96 19 28.59 24 30.23 21 27.67 5 23.49 8 30.33 12
OAK 28.30 25 27.85 17 28.75 26 30.47 23 29.09 24 25.87 18 29.83 8
SF 28.34 26 29.77 32 26.80 9 32.82 32 29.31 25 26.82 27 31.00 22
NYG 28.36 27 27.31 10 29.61 30 29.00 10 28.08 10 27.99 32 30.09 10
CIN 28.53 28 27.58 12 29.73 31 27.71 5 29.50 27 26.04 21 32.01 29
DAL 28.65 29 28.30 24 28.98 27 31.23 26 29.08 23 26.31 25 31.20 24
ARI 28.80 30 28.19 21 29.35 28 31.45 29 27.76 6 27.60 31 31.16 23
WAS 28.84 31 28.21 22 29.44 29 30.19 20 28.91 21 25.23 15 30.64 18
LAC 29.58 32 29.35 30 29.80 32 32.14 30 30.00 31 26.65 26 32.05 30
Avg 27.66   27.75   27.58   29.54   28.47   25.19   30.58  

 

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