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2019 NFL PACE STATS

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 12/30/2019
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 25.05 1 26.42 6 23.81 1 26.77 3 26.96 4 23.26 5 28.56 5
DAL 25.54 2 25.53 2 25.55 4 29.60 21 25.69 1 22.04 2 28.26 2
LAR 25.61 3 25.83 4 25.39 3 27.54 8 26.83 3 20.79 1 28.30 3
ARI 25.71 4 25.75 3 25.67 6 27.54 7 26.42 2 24.01 9 28.35 4
ATL 26.21 5 26.49 7 25.94 8 26.46 2 27.49 7 25.00 16 29.92 9
CIN 26.33 6 27.26 11 25.56 5 29.57 19 27.87 9 24.85 13 29.25 7
MIA 26.41 7 27.60 16 25.29 2 26.94 4 28.52 15 24.21 10 30.24 13
TB 26.51 8 26.30 5 26.72 10 25.52 1 28.75 17 23.19 4 30.53 15
DET 26.56 9 27.28 12 25.87 7 28.99 14 27.50 8 23.46 7 30.12 12
NYG 26.82 10 26.94 9 26.72 11 28.05 10 28.16 13 25.41 19 29.82 8
NE 26.96 11 25.14 1 29.09 27 28.31 11 27.47 6 22.98 3 27.69 1
BUF 27.48 12 27.40 14 27.57 15 29.00 15 27.95 10 24.45 11 30.11 11
MIN 27.65 13 26.60 8 28.71 25 30.04 22 27.98 11 23.29 6 30.08 10
IND 27.71 14 27.59 15 27.82 18 27.14 5 28.80 18 25.00 15 31.79 25
HOU 27.72 15 27.37 13 28.10 20 29.32 16 29.01 22 24.84 12 30.49 14
JAX 27.76 16 28.38 19 27.23 13 27.32 6 30.64 31 25.79 22 32.72 30
CHI 27.78 17 28.93 24 26.66 9 31.26 27 28.94 20 23.91 8 31.51 22
KC 27.91 18 27.14 10 28.81 26 29.33 17 27.18 5 25.37 18 29.10 6
PHI 28.14 19 28.57 22 27.71 17 27.63 9 29.18 26 26.95 28 30.81 17
SEA 28.23 20 29.53 30 27.07 12 30.58 25 28.70 16 26.21 23 31.79 24
NYJ 28.27 21 29.01 26 27.45 14 29.60 20 29.01 21 26.79 25 30.60 16
TEN 28.37 22 28.46 21 28.28 22 29.55 18 29.06 23 26.79 26 31.25 19
CLE 28.52 23 28.44 20 28.61 24 28.74 12 29.42 27 27.27 29 32.23 28
PIT 28.56 24 28.95 25 28.18 21 32.86 32 29.57 29 25.13 17 32.33 29
DEN 28.61 25 28.78 23 28.44 23 30.27 24 29.48 28 25.79 21 31.45 21
WAS 28.62 26 29.50 29 27.68 16 28.84 13 30.22 30 27.53 30 33.03 31
LAC 28.68 27 29.28 28 28.06 19 31.69 28 29.09 24 26.89 27 33.14 32
GB 28.86 28 27.68 17 30.02 31 30.59 26 28.80 19 26.59 24 31.06 18
SF 28.91 29 27.75 18 29.99 30 30.15 23 28.14 12 29.74 32 31.36 20
OAK 29.37 30 29.22 27 29.52 29 32.25 31 28.17 14 28.78 31 31.80 26
NO 29.61 31 29.74 32 29.46 28 32.05 30 29.14 25 25.60 20 31.63 23
BAL 30.63 32 29.61 31 31.54 32 31.88 29 30.87 32 24.91 14 32.22 27
Avg 27.63   27.72   27.54   29.45   28.45   25.18   30.63  

 

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 25.30 1 26.33 4 24.36 1 28.90 10 25.42 1 23.08 2 27.93 1
BAL 25.73 2 26.12 2 25.24 4 25.60 1 28.84 22 24.09 10 30.00 7
NO 25.94 3 27.55 13 24.55 2 29.17 13 28.32 14 23.35 4 29.91 6
PHI 26.35 4 25.65 1 27.06 11 27.35 4 27.67 4 23.79 8 29.54 3
GB 26.65 5 28.18 22 25.07 3 29.36 16 28.69 17 24.48 12 31.06 22
DET 26.82 6 27.17 10 26.49 7 27.30 3 27.17 2 25.92 20 29.32 2
SEA 26.93 7 27.75 18 26.17 5 29.25 14 27.77 6 23.53 6 30.63 17
CHI 27.30 8 28.35 24 26.38 6 27.97 6 29.20 28 23.50 5 30.61 15
ATL 27.33 9 26.25 3 28.48 25 29.15 12 28.03 10 24.34 11 29.75 5
KC 27.40 10 26.84 5 27.92 16 31.36 29 27.95 7 26.52 26 31.10 23
LAR 27.47 11 27.80 19 27.16 12 29.95 20 29.52 30 23.89 9 31.19 26
MIN 27.52 12 27.68 15 27.36 13 31.26 27 27.69 5 26.01 22 30.11 8
HOU 27.57 13 27.03 9 28.11 21 31.35 28 28.35 15 23.69 7 30.14 10
JAX 27.65 14 26.99 8 28.44 24 27.70 5 27.98 9 26.42 25 30.67 19
CAR 27.76 15 27.75 17 27.77 14 29.32 15 29.12 25 22.63 1 30.80 20
CLE 27.80 16 26.95 6 28.61 28 30.62 23 28.15 13 25.03 14 30.28 11
MIA 27.88 17 27.64 14 28.10 19 30.29 22 27.96 8 23.19 3 30.31 12
NYJ 27.88 18 27.20 11 28.53 26 28.36 7 29.12 24 25.59 17 30.13 9
TEN 27.89 19 28.82 28 26.91 10 29.44 17 28.48 16 25.97 21 31.15 25
CIN 27.96 20 26.96 7 29.17 29 27.19 2 28.78 20 26.65 28 31.30 27
DAL 27.99 21 27.92 20 28.06 18 30.66 24 28.81 21 25.37 16 30.66 18
NYG 28.00 22 27.52 12 28.56 27 28.67 8 27.51 3 28.26 32 29.70 4
NE 28.17 23 29.67 31 26.80 9 30.06 21 30.95 32 25.86 19 32.72 32
SF 28.20 24 29.72 32 26.65 8 32.82 31 28.12 11 28.00 31 30.63 16
OAK 28.21 25 28.32 23 28.10 20 29.86 19 28.77 19 26.67 30 30.34 13
DEN 28.28 26 28.55 25 28.01 17 31.17 26 29.49 29 25.62 18 31.40 28
BUF 28.46 27 29.11 30 27.86 15 29.11 11 30.52 31 24.76 13 32.52 31
PIT 28.47 28 28.61 26 28.33 23 28.84 9 29.14 26 26.21 23 30.91 21
IND 28.48 29 27.69 16 29.31 30 31.98 30 28.73 18 26.25 24 31.77 29
ARI 28.48 30 28.66 27 28.31 22 30.85 25 28.13 12 26.60 27 31.12 24
WAS 28.70 31 27.92 21 29.44 31 29.66 18 28.86 23 25.23 15 30.50 14
LAC 29.67 32 29.04 29 30.27 32 33.11 32 29.17 27 26.65 29 32.32 30
Avg 27.63   27.72   27.54   29.45   28.45   25.18   30.63  

 

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