NFL Time of Possession 2020

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 32.4 31.6 157 60 512 259 253 471 60
2 31.6 30.2 33 158.3 64 506 242 264 475 64
3 31.5 32.5 30.5 158 56 504 260 244 474 56
4 31.4 30.5 32.4 156 58 503 244 259 468 58
5 31.2 30.2 32.2 153 55 500 242 258 459 55
6 31.1 29.9 32.2 156 55 497 239 258 468 55
7 30.9 28.8 33.1 155.7 69 495 230 265 467 69
8 30.9 30.6 31.1 156.3 67 494 245 249 469 67
8 30.9 32.4 29.4 154.3 56 494 259 235 463 56
10 30.7 30 31.4 152.7 62 491 240 251 458 62
11 30.6 29.5 31.8 153.7 65 490 236 254 461 65
12 30.5 29.6 31.4 153.3 65 488 237 251 460 65
13 30.4 30.2 30.6 152.3 66 487 242 245 457 66
14 30.2 28.5 32 151.7 55 484 228 256 455 55
15 30.2 31.5 28.9 150.7 72 483 252 231 452 72
16 30 30.2 29.8 150.3 61 480 242 238 451 61
17 29.9 27.2 32.6 148.3 61 479 218 261 445 61
18 29.6 27.2 31.9 151.7 64 473 218 255 455 64
18 29.6 29.9 29.2 147.7 58 473 239 234 443 58
20 29.4 28.5 30.2 147 56 470 228 242 441 56
21 28.9 29.1 28.6 144 66 462 233 229 432 66
22 28.7 27.9 29.5 144 57 459 223 236 432 57
23 28.6 28.8 28.5 142.3 49 458 230 228 427 49
24 28.4 26.8 30 140 65 454 214 240 420 65
25 28.3 25.1 31.5 141.7 67 453 201 252 425 67
26 28.2 26.5 30 140 58 452 212 240 420 58
27 28.2 26 30.4 141 53 451 208 243 423 53
28 27.9 28 27.9 141 53 447 224 223 423 53
29 27.4 26.5 28.4 137.7 51 439 212 227 413 51
30 27.4 25.5 29.2 136 55 438 204 234 408 55
31 27.3 27 27.6 139.7 57 437 216 221 419 57
32 26.8 26.4 27.2 134.7 46 429 211 218 404 46