NFL Time of Possession 2022

Time of possession is the amount of time an NFL offense has the ball. While the time of possession isn't necessarily something that leads to wins, it does indicate teams doing positive things within a game. If a team has a high time of possession, chances are they are building long drives, getting first downs, but also forcing turnovers on the defensive side or forcing three-and-outs. Of course, you can have all the possession in the world, but putting up points is what will win games. We have seen time of possession be valuable in certain games, as teams have focused on keeping elite quarterbacks off the field. There are quick-scoring offenses that rank lower in time of possession because they score so quickly. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are a perfect example of that, as they rank in the middle of the league in time of possession. Flip through and see how teams are doing each season, and also how their time of possession changes when at home compared to on the road.

Time of possession is the amount of time an NFL offense has the ball. While the time of possession isn't necessarily something that leads to wins, it does indicate teams doing positive things within a game. If a team has a high time of possession, chances are they are building long drives, getting first downs, but also forcing turnovers on the defensive side or forcing three-and-outs. Of course, you can have all the possession in the world, but putting up points is what will win games. We have seen time of possession be valuable in certain games, as teams have focused on keeping elite quarterbacks off the field. There are quick-scoring offenses that rank lower in time of possession because they score so quickly. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are a perfect example of that, as they rank in the middle of the league in time of possession. Flip through and see how teams are doing each season, and also how their time of possession changes when at home compared to on the road.

TEAM PER GAME TOTAL
RANK NAME SEASON HOME AWAY LAST 3 LAST 1 SEASON HOME AWAY LAST 3 LAST 1
1 32.9 31.3 34.6 177.7 34 559 282 277 533 34
2 32.8 34.7 30.6 175 27 557 312 245 525 27
3 32.5 34.1 31.1 176 30 553 273 280 528 30
4 31.5 30.1 33 166.7 25 535 271 264 500 25
5 31.2 31.8 30.6 166 35 531 286 245 498 35
6 31.1 33.3 28.5 164.7 24 528 300 228 494 24
7 30.8 28.2 33 163.3 32 523 226 297 490 32
8 30.6 30.5 30.7 164.7 29 520 244 276 494 29
9 30.5 30.8 30.2 161.7 38 519 277 242 485 38
10 30.4 31.2 29.5 161.7 32 517 281 236 485 32
11 30.3 29 31.4 161.3 35 515 232 283 484 35
11 30.3 29.7 31 160 35 515 267 248 480 35
13 30.2 28.6 31.7 160 34 514 229 285 480 34
13 30.2 32.1 28.1 162.3 39 514 289 225 487 39
15 30.2 30.6 29.8 163.3 24 513 245 268 490 24
16 30.1 29.9 30.4 158.7 27 512 269 243 476 27
17 30.1 30.9 29.3 159 32 511 247 264 477 32
18 29.9 31.1 28.6 162 31 509 280 229 486 31
18 29.9 30 29.9 161.3 29 509 240 269 484 29
20 29.9 29.6 30.1 157.7 20 508 237 271 473 20
21 29.6 29.1 30 157.3 25 503 233 270 472 25
22 29.5 30.8 28 158.3 35 501 277 224 475 35
23 29.2 29 29.4 154 35 497 232 265 462 35
24 29 29.1 28.9 152.3 27 493 262 231 457 27
25 28.8 28 29.4 152 32 489 224 265 456 32
26 28.6 29.5 27.9 154.3 30 487 236 251 463 30
27 28.1 28.9 27.4 151.3 31 478 231 247 454 31
28 27.8 27.9 27.6 145.7 24 472 251 221 437 24
29 27.5 27.1 27.9 146.7 28 468 217 251 440 28
30 27.4 28.1 26.6 146 24 466 253 213 438 24
31 26.9 27.1 26.8 144.7 27 458 244 214 434 27
32 25.1 26.1 24.1 134 24 426 209 217 402 24