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2019 NFL PACE STATS

Updated through Week 6

Revised as of 10/15/2019
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
ARI 24.01 1 24.16 1 23.85 3 21.26 1 25.27 3 23.17 6 27.32 1
LAR 24.09 2 25.16 2 23.12 1 29.96 16 25.18 2 19.67 1 27.59 2
CAR 25.47 3 25.76 4 25.20 4 25.58 4 26.21 4 21.88 2 29.08 6
MIA 25.50 4 27.14 14 23.60 2 N/A 32 28.58 16 24.63 12 30.00 12
KC 25.60 5 25.62 3 25.57 6 27.02 5 24.92 1 23.44 8 27.66 3
CIN 25.92 6 26.36 8 25.54 5 N/A 31 27.75 8 24.66 13 28.90 4
DAL 26.16 7 26.13 7 26.19 9 31.57 23 26.52 6 21.96 3 29.33 9
NYG 26.49 8 26.12 6 26.80 12 29.80 15 28.47 14 24.76 14 29.53 11
TB 26.98 9 27.97 19 26.12 8 23.38 3 30.17 25 23.02 5 30.87 16
ATL 27.07 10 26.87 12 27.25 13 22.43 2 28.15 12 26.66 23 29.46 10
DEN 27.24 11 27.91 18 26.61 11 28.23 10 27.83 9 26.16 20 31.25 19
DET 27.69 12 28.89 22 26.59 10 30.89 22 26.73 7 26.40 22 30.34 13
PHI 27.75 13 26.82 11 28.70 22 29.10 12 27.85 10 27.06 25 30.46 14
WAS 27.77 14 29.55 23 26.07 7 28.03 8 31.26 31 25.93 19 32.94 28
IND 27.86 15 27.31 16 28.43 20 27.52 6 29.81 21 25.25 16 33.45 30
BUF 28.31 16 28.48 20 28.11 16 28.20 9 28.43 13 28.20 29 31.56 20
NE 28.35 17 26.09 5 31.17 32 29.50 13 26.35 5 22.83 4 28.98 5
CLE 28.40 18 27.05 13 30.20 25 27.80 7 28.75 17 28.24 30 31.93 22
HOU 28.40 19 26.61 9 30.42 28 31.79 25 28.57 15 26.37 21 29.18 8
JAX 28.73 20 29.60 25 27.92 15 28.46 11 30.71 30 27.21 26 33.00 29
GB 28.93 21 27.27 15 30.69 29 30.29 18 29.58 20 24.30 11 30.80 15
SEA 29.00 22 29.67 26 28.32 18 33.27 28 30.64 29 23.25 7 32.53 26
SF 29.00 23 26.67 10 31.08 31 29.64 14 28.13 11 33.80 32 29.12 7
LAC 29.06 24 29.91 27 28.27 17 34.65 30 29.38 19 25.54 18 34.46 32
BAL 29.06 25 28.62 21 29.41 23 30.83 21 30.31 26 24.92 15 31.70 21
MIN 29.07 26 27.58 17 30.78 30 30.23 17 32.50 32 23.57 9 30.98 18
TEN 29.12 27 29.58 24 28.66 21 30.44 20 29.88 22 27.64 28 31.96 23
PIT 29.30 28 30.19 29 28.41 19 34.43 29 29.27 18 25.39 17 30.96 17
CHI 29.32 29 31.22 31 27.42 14 30.43 19 30.10 24 23.74 10 32.67 27
NO 30.19 30 30.01 28 30.36 27 33.25 27 30.01 23 26.80 24 31.98 24
OAK 30.23 31 30.22 30 30.24 26 32.03 26 30.36 27 27.63 27 32.46 25
NYJ 30.52 32 31.41 32 29.65 24 31.57 24 30.55 28 30.24 31 33.60 31
Avg 27.77   27.75   27.79   29.74   28.49   25.35   30.67  

 

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 25.05 1 26.43 6 23.69 1 27.38 6 26.06 2 21.41 1 28.33 1
DET 25.31 2 25.87 3 24.84 4 N/A 30 25.70 1 24.62 12 29.64 7
BAL 25.40 3 25.33 1 25.51 8 25.30 1 29.58 25 22.98 5 30.77 18
GB 25.80 4 27.48 14 24.17 3 27.27 5 29.06 20 22.54 3 30.80 19
CAR 26.31 5 27.64 15 25.08 6 28.00 9 28.56 16 22.07 2 29.03 2
SF 26.50 6 28.36 22 24.13 2 N/A 32 28.76 18 24.54 10 29.90 8
BUF 26.55 7 25.76 2 27.21 12 28.09 10 27.13 4 25.25 15 30.04 9
HOU 26.75 8 27.34 12 26.17 10 29.47 16 27.59 6 23.81 6 30.14 10
SEA 26.97 9 26.57 7 27.35 13 31.37 23 26.73 3 24.78 14 29.44 4
CHI 27.08 10 28.80 26 25.73 9 28.52 11 30.27 27 24.01 8 31.81 27
PHI 27.22 11 27.02 10 27.43 14 27.25 4 28.57 17 25.37 16 30.16 11
NE 27.34 12 30.50 32 24.86 5 N/A 31 31.05 31 25.98 18 34.02 32
JAX 27.51 13 26.89 9 28.18 17 27.21 3 27.40 5 28.21 27 29.53 5
NYJ 27.54 14 26.15 5 29.07 22 29.08 13 27.97 9 24.09 9 29.37 3
NO 27.64 15 30.15 31 25.21 7 33.27 28 29.31 24 22.91 4 30.80 20
OAK 27.69 16 28.29 21 27.15 11 29.88 17 30.98 30 25.49 17 31.05 22
KC 27.76 17 26.14 4 29.33 24 32.85 26 28.04 12 26.86 24 30.44 13
MIN 27.87 18 27.91 18 27.84 16 30.27 18 28.49 15 26.74 21 30.98 21
CLE 28.09 19 27.77 17 28.38 18 31.28 22 27.64 7 26.56 20 29.58 6
TEN 28.09 20 27.69 16 28.51 19 29.26 15 28.77 19 25.99 19 31.48 24
ATL 28.18 21 27.19 11 29.36 25 29.15 14 28.18 14 24.70 13 30.29 12
LAR 28.31 22 28.80 25 27.82 15 27.87 8 30.31 28 23.87 7 32.02 28
PIT 28.45 23 28.10 19 28.79 20 26.55 2 29.70 26 26.79 23 30.47 14
CIN 28.48 24 26.69 8 30.88 29 27.70 7 29.09 21 33.33 31 31.09 23
NYG 28.90 25 27.41 13 30.91 30 29.05 12 28.01 11 30.54 30 30.70 16
WAS 29.12 26 28.14 20 30.11 27 30.60 19 28.13 13 27.50 25 30.74 17
DAL 29.13 27 29.14 27 29.13 23 32.46 25 31.34 32 24.56 11 33.08 31
DEN 29.26 28 29.73 29 28.79 21 30.64 20 29.16 23 28.44 28 31.55 25
ARI 29.46 29 29.20 28 29.68 26 33.13 27 28.00 10 26.75 22 30.56 15
IND 29.63 30 28.51 23 30.74 28 31.09 21 29.11 22 28.97 29 32.64 30
LAC 30.54 31 29.76 30 31.34 31 33.73 29 30.56 29 27.70 26 31.74 26
MIA 30.73 32 28.68 24 32.61 32 32.09 24 27.97 8 N/A 32 32.09 29
Avg 27.77   27.75   27.79   29.74   28.49   25.35   30.67  

 

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