CFL offensive output report: league enjoys highest-scoring week of 2022 season thus far

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The CFL experienced its highest-scoring week of the 2022 season thus far as teams averaged over 60 points per game for the first time this year.

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Week 14 saw an average of 60.5 points scored per game, topping a previous high of 59.0 points set in Week 10. This number was buoyed by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Calgary Stampeders as they scored totals of 54 and 56 points in their respective wins over the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Edmonton Elks.

There was also a significant drop in the number of punts that took place this past week, reaching a new season-low of 7.3 per game. The previous weekly low for punting came in Week 2, checking in at an average of 8.3 per game. One reason for the low number of punts this past week league-wide was that the Banjo Bowl featured a total of just three.

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Offensive yards increased by only 2.8 percent from Week 13 to Week 14 despite a 25.6 percent increase in scoring. The number of passing yards per game was 6.0 percent below the season average at just 505 per game in Week 14, while the number of rushing yards per game increased to its highest level since Week 5.

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Scoring is currently at its highest level since 2018, though it remains only 0.6 percent higher than the league’s average dating back to 2010. Punting continues to reach new lows over that same timespan, currently sitting 14.3 percent below the league’s eleven-year average.

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John Hodge is a CFL insider and draft analyst who has been covering the league since 2014.