If you really want to be impressed with everything the Redblacks organization has accomplished in their four year existence, look no further than where the Ottawa Renegades were in their fourth year. It’s a stark contrast that really becomes evident when you break down the numbers.
After four seasons, the Renegades had 23 wins, 49 losses and played in a whopping zero playoff games.
As for the Redblacks, in that same span, they complied a 30-40-2 regular season record, went 3-2 in the playoffs and 1-1 in Grey Cup appearances.
For the purposes of this article, let’s take a look at how the Renegades’ swan song compares to the Redblacks’ 2017 campaign.
Renegades lose in Edmonton 41-16
Redblacks tie Calgary at home 31-31
The Renegades win at home (in epic fashion) over Montreal 39-36 (2OT)
The Redblacks lose in Calgary, 43-39
Renegades lose in BC 37-29
Redblacks lose at home vs Toronto 26-25
Renegades win at home vs Calgary 33-18
Redblacks lose in Edmonton 23-21
Renegades lose at home vs Edmonton 29-21
Redblacks win at home vs Montreal 24-19
Renegades win in Saskatchewan 21-16
Redblacks lose in Toronto 27-24
Renegades win in Hamilton 28-12
Redblacks lose at home vs Winnipeg 33-30
Renegades win at home vs Saskatchewan 22-17
Redblacks lose at home vs Edmonton 27-20
Renegades lose in Winnipeg 38-17
Redblacks win in Hamilton 37-18
Renegades lose in Montreal 41-18
Redblacks win at home vs BC 31-24
Renegades lose at home vs BC 62-27
Redblacks win in Montreal 32-4
Renegades lose at home vs Winnipeg 37-21
Redblacks lose at home vs Hamilton 26-22
Renegades lose in Calgary 45-23
Redblacks win in Montreal 29-11
Renegades lose in Toronto 29-18
Redblacks lose in Winnipeg 29-9
Renegades win at home vs Hamilton 43-21
Redblacks lose at home vs Saskatchewan 18-17
Renegades lose in Hamilton 40-32
Redblacks win in BC 30-25
Renegades lose at home vs Montreal 43-23
Redblacks win in Saskatchewan 33-32
Renegades win at home vs Toronto 27-17
Redblacks win at home vs Hamilton 41-36
Final Regular Season Records:
The Renegades went 7-11 with 458 Points For and 578 Points Against equaling a difference of -120
The Redblacks went 8-9-1 with 495 Points For and 452 Points Against equaling a difference of +43
The Renegades finished 3rd in the East and failed to qualify for the postseason
The Redblacks finished 2nd in the East and lost against a crossover Saskatchewan team in the East Semi-Final
Renegades: 0 sellouts with an average crowd of 18,489
Redblacks: 8 sellouts with an average crowd of 24,481 (including the East Semi-Final)
The Renegades averaged 25.4 points a game, scoring more than 20 points in fourteen games, more than 30 in three and more than 40 once.
The Redblacks averaged 27.5 points a game, scoring more than 20 points in sixteen games, more than 30 nine times, and more than 40 once.
The Renegades gave up 32.1 points a game to the Redblacks’ 25.1 points per game and were blown out seven times to the Redblacks one (A blow out meaning losing by 14 or more points)
The Renegades standard margin of victory was 10.8 points while their standard margin of loss was 17.8 points.
The Redblacks standard margin of victory was 11 points while their standard margin of loss was 5 points.
The Renegades lost zero games by three points or less while the Redblacks lost five games by a field goal or less.
The Renegades had seventeen players play in every game, whereas the Redblacks had nineteen.
Both teams longest winning streak was three games.
The Renegades worst losing streak was six games vs the Redblacks’ three
Individual Stat Leaders:
Kerry Joseph threw for 4466 yards with 25 TDs, 23 INTs and a 62.8% completion rate
Trevor Harris throwing for 4679 yards with 39 TDs, 11 INTs and a 69.6% completion rate
Josh Ranek rushed for 1157 yards and 5 TDs while averaging 5.4 yards per carry
William Powell rushing for 1026 yards and 5 TDs while averaging 5.9 yards per carry
Jason Armstead made 85 catches for 1307 yards and 5 TDs
Greg Ellingson making 96 catches for 1459 yards and 12 TDs
Kyries Hebert made 66 tackles vs Taylor Reed making 94
Korey Banks hauled in 10 INTs vs Antoine Pruneau making 4
Anthony Collier had 12 sacks vs Avery Ellis having 6
Special Teams Tackles:
Kyries Hebert made 29 tackles on special teams, just like Keelan Johnson
Matt Kellett converted 25/36 FG attempts and 33/37 PATs
Brett Maher converting 41/50 FGs and 19/25 PATs
Pat Fleming punted 93 times for 3848 yards, averaging 41.4 yards per kick
Brett Maher punting 111 times for 5189 yards, for 46.7 yards per kick
Player Awards (All-Stars):
Renegades: Jason Armstead and Korey Banks
Redblacks: Greg Ellingson