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NFL Pace Of Play

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 RK Sec/Play RK Sec/Play RK Sec/Play RK Sec/Play RK Sec/Play RK Sec/Play RK
(total) (1st half) (2nd half) (lead 7+) (+/- 6) (trail 7+) (situation
LAR 23.91 1 24.15 1 23.69 3 29.96 16 24.46 1 19.74 1 26.91 1
ARI 24.01 2 24.45 2 23.53 2 21.5 1 24.99 2 23.09 7 26.95 2
MIA 24.74 3 25.86 7 23.42 1 N/A 32 25.57 4 24.54 12 29.12 9
CAR 24.96 4 25.52 4 24.4 4 23.95 4 25.87 5 21.88 3 29.07 8
KC 25.7 5 25.49 3 25.93 6 26.75 5 25.38 3 23.33 8 27.82 3
ATL 26.45 6 25.61 5 27.27 12 22.43 2 26.63 9 26.49 22 28.34 5
DAL 26.61 7 26.43 9 26.8 9 31.57 24 26.26 6 21.12 2 29.62 11
CIN 26.66 8 26.84 11 26.52 8 N/A 31 27.77 10 25.7 18 29.06 7
NYG 26.67 9 25.85 6 27.34 13 29.8 15 28.22 13 24.95 13 29.75 12
DEN 27.02 10 28.18 19 25.95 7 27.8 7 27.83 11 26.16 20 31.71 21
WAS 27.78 11 30.08 27 25.48 5 28.48 10 32.68 32 25.93 19 33.43 30
DET 27.78 12 28.68 21 26.98 10 31.44 23 26.61 8 26.4 21 30.8 18
IND 27.86 13 27.31 12 28.43 19 27.52 6 29.81 22 25.25 14 33.45 31
TB 27.93 14 27.57 13 28.25 17 23.38 3 30.06 24 25.41 16 30.48 14
NE 27.96 15 26.09 8 30.31 29 28.78 11 26.6 7 22.83 6 28.55 6
PIT 27.99 16 28.84 22 27.1 11 30.91 20 29.18 18 25.39 15 30.64 15
PHI 28.31 17 27.72 16 28.88 20 29.1 13 27.85 12 28.35 30 30.22 13
BUF 28.31 18 28.48 20 28.11 16 28.2 8 28.43 15 28.2 28 31.56 20
HOU 28.49 19 27.83 17 29.25 24 31.23 22 28.37 14 27.42 24 29.54 10
JAX 28.81 20 29.62 26 28.1 15 28.46 9 31.19 30 27.51 25 33.42 29
SF 28.85 21 26.57 10 30.87 31 28.97 12 28.75 16 N/A 32 27.98 4
CLE 28.91 22 28.06 18 30.02 27 29.55 14 29.03 17 28.24 29 33.25 28
BAL 28.91 23 28.94 23 28.89 21 32.35 27 29.9 23 24.47 11 31.49 19
MIN 28.97 24 27.69 15 30.48 30 31.17 21 32.14 31 23.57 9 30.7 17
TEN 29.03 25 29.08 24 28.99 22 30.44 19 29.61 21 27.65 27 32.13 22
GB 29.24 26 27.6 14 31.02 32 30.29 17 30.5 27 21.88 4 30.66 16
CHI 29.32 27 31.22 31 27.42 14 30.43 18 30.1 25 23.74 10 32.67 24
SEA 29.56 28 30.84 29 28.31 18 33.27 28 31.06 29 22.27 5 32.96 27
LAC 29.72 29 29.62 25 29.82 26 34.65 29 29.55 20 25.49 17 34.61 32
OAK 30.23 30 30.22 28 30.24 28 32.03 25 30.36 26 27.63 26 32.46 23
NO 30.3 31 30.92 30 29.75 25 32.28 26 30.65 28 26.8 23 32.77 25
NYJ 30.32 32 31.52 32 29.24 23 35 30 29.53 19 30.24 31 32.85 26
Avg 27.82 27.81 27.82 29.8 28.41 25.53 30.7

 

DEFENSE

Team Sec/Play RK Sec/Play RK Sec/Play RK Sec/Play RK Sec/Play RK Sec/Play RK Sec/Play RK
(total) (1st half) (2nd half) (lead 7+) (+/- 6) (trail 7+) (situation
TB 24.47 1 26.32 4 22.58 1 27.44 8 25.66 2 21.41 1 28.21 1
DET 24.75 2 25.92 3 23.79 2 N/A 30 25.34 1 23.7 6 29.3 3
GB 25.53 3 27.04 8 24.09 3 27.09 5 29.73 25 22.54 2 31.37 22
BAL 26.16 4 25.57 1 27.04 14 25.3 1 29.67 24 23.75 7 31.49 24
BUF 26.55 5 25.76 2 27.21 16 28.09 11 27.13 6 25.25 13 30.04 11
SF 26.75 6 27.66 16 25.49 6 N/A 32 28.16 13 25.56 16 29.34 4
PHI 26.75 7 27.01 7 26.45 8 27.16 6 27.73 10 25.37 14 29.76 8
HOU 27.01 8 27.55 13 26.53 9 29.92 16 28.29 14 23.79 8 30.82 19
JAX 27.05 9 27.07 9 27.03 13 25.79 3 27.27 7 28.21 26 29.68 6
CAR 27.07 10 27.21 10 26.93 12 28 10 28.38 16 22.9 4 28.41 2
CHI 27.08 11 28.8 26 25.73 7 28.52 12 30.27 27 24.01 9 31.81 26
SEA 27.18 12 27.64 15 26.77 10 36.97 29 26.5 3 24.78 12 29.74 7
NO 27.53 13 30.29 31 24.97 4 33.27 27 29.23 23 22.97 5 30.56 15
NE 27.67 14 30.98 32 25.15 5 N/A 31 31.17 32 26.35 19 35.89 32
KC 27.67 15 27.22 11 28.11 18 32.18 24 27.67 9 27.35 21 31.14 21
OAK 27.69 16 28.29 20 27.15 15 29.88 15 30.98 30 25.49 15 31.05 20
LAR 28.02 17 29.21 29 26.82 11 25.43 2 31.16 31 22.62 3 31.93 27
TEN 28.03 18 27.91 18 28.15 19 29.04 13 29.07 21 25.99 17 31.97 28
CIN 28.16 19 26.56 6 30.45 27 27.42 7 28.69 20 N/A 31 30.71 16
CLE 28.44 20 28.52 24 28.38 20 31.28 22 27.43 8 27.17 20 29.41 5
MIN 28.46 21 29.09 28 27.86 17 30.27 17 28.49 17 27.41 22 30.74 17
NYJ 28.53 22 26.51 5 31.04 30 29.08 14 27.9 11 27.41 23 29.97 9
NYG 28.61 23 27.7 17 29.87 23 27.51 9 28.59 18 30.54 30 30.81 18
DAL 28.76 24 28.77 25 28.75 21 33.59 28 30.93 29 24.56 10 32.62 30
PIT 28.95 25 27.56 14 30.33 26 26.55 4 29.83 26 28.08 25 30.43 13
ATL 29.08 26 28.16 19 30.16 24 30.99 20 28.38 15 24.71 11 30.38 12
DEN 29.2 27 29.27 30 29.14 22 30.64 19 28.62 19 28.63 27 31.64 25
ARI 29.32 28 28.3 21 30.16 25 33.13 26 26.93 5 26.1 18 29.98 10
WAS 29.36 29 27.42 12 31.29 31 30.6 18 26.55 4 29.75 29 30.46 14
LAC 29.51 30 28.38 22 30.71 28 31.61 23 30.47 28 27.7 24 31.41 23
IND 29.63 31 28.51 23 30.74 29 31.09 21 29.11 22 28.97 28 32.64 31
MIA 31.37 32 29.08 27 33.59 32 32.82 25 28 12 N/A 32 32.31 29
Avg 27.82 27.81 27.82 29.8 28.41 25.53 30.7