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

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It didn’t take long for the CFL to surpass the highest-scoring week of the 2022 regular season thus far as the league set another new benchmark in Week 15.

Teams averaged 63 points per game across a truncated three-game slate in Week 15, setting a new season-high. This number was buoyed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ shocking 48-31 beatdown of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, though the B.C. Lions’ 31-29 overtime victory over the Calgary Stampeders was also a relatively high-scoring affair.

The bad news for the league is that Week 16 was tied for the third-lowest scoring week of the season. The Montreal Alouettes beat the Ticats 23-16 in a relatively low-scoring game, while Calgary’s 25-11 win over B.C. was a late snoozer on Saturday night. Punting is on a slight upward trend over the last three weeks, though it remains low on the year.

Week 15 saw teams generate an average of 817 offensive yards per game, which was also a new season-high. This coincided with a new season-high of 240 rushing yards per game, which occurred in part due to Kevin Brown and Taylor Cornelius of the Edmonton Elks setting new career-high rushing marks against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Offensive yardage dipped to an average of 747 yards per game in Week 16, which is slightly above the league’s season-long average in 2022.

With 61 regular season games in the books, the CFL’s season-long totals are fluctuating less and less from week to week. Scoring currently sits at 50.7 points per game, which is 1.2 percent above the league’s eleven-year average dating back to 2010. Punting remains at by far its lowest level over this same timeframe, sitting at 11.2 per game.

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.