NFL Time of Possession 2021

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 31.7 33 559 282 277 95 33
2 32.8 34.7 30.6 28.7 33 557 312 245 86 33
3 32.5 34.1 31.1 33 38 553 273 280 99 38
4 31.5 30.1 33 29.7 28 535 271 264 89 28
5 31.2 31.8 30.6 36 36 531 286 245 108 36
6 31.1 33.3 28.5 30.7 29 528 300 228 92 29
7 30.8 28.2 33 31 34 523 226 297 93 34
8 30.6 30.5 30.7 31.7 29 520 244 276 95 29
9 30.5 30.8 30.2 35 31 519 277 242 105 31
10 30.4 31.2 29.5 32.3 30 517 281 236 97 30
11 30.3 29 31.4 30.3 30 515 232 283 91 30
11 30.3 29.7 31 26 29 515 267 248 78 29
13 30.2 28.6 31.7 27.7 25 514 229 285 83 25
13 30.2 32.1 28.1 29.7 25 514 289 225 89 25
15 30.2 30.6 29.8 29 27 513 245 268 87 27
16 30.1 29.9 30.4 28.7 36 512 269 243 86 36
17 30.1 30.9 29.3 31.3 29 511 247 264 94 29
18 29.9 31.1 28.6 30.7 26 509 280 229 92 26
18 29.9 30 29.9 30 33 509 240 269 90 33
20 29.9 29.6 30.1 34.7 30 508 237 271 104 30
21 29.6 29.1 30 31 32 503 233 270 93 32
22 29.5 30.8 28 31.7 34 501 277 224 95 34
23 29.2 29 29.4 24.7 21 497 232 265 74 21
24 29 29.1 28.9 28.7 30 493 262 231 86 30
25 28.8 28 29.4 30 26 489 224 265 90 26
26 28.6 29.5 27.9 29 26 487 236 251 87 26
27 28.1 28.9 27.4 28.7 29 478 231 247 86 29
28 27.8 27.9 27.6 30 30 472 251 221 90 30
29 27.5 27.1 27.9 21.3 23 468 217 251 64 23
30 27.4 28.1 26.6 25.3 26 466 253 213 76 26
31 26.9 27.1 26.8 29.3 23 458 244 214 88 23
32 25.1 26.1 24.1 26 33 426 209 217 78 33