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This Week in the CFL - Week 16

September 21, 2022 - Canadian Football League (CFL) News Release

Stats and storylines heading into this week's action


(Team | Remaining opponents | Combined record)

West Division

Winnipeg | Bye, SSK, EDM, @BC, Bye, BC | 28-24 (.538)

BC | CGY, OTT, @TOR, WPG, @EDM, @WPG | 46-33 (.582)

Calgary | @BC, TOR, Bye, HAM, @SSK, SSK | 32-33 (.492)

Saskatchewan | Bye, @WPG, @HAM, CGY, @CGY | 32-21 (.604)

Edmonton | Bye, MTL, @WPG, TOR, BC | 33-17 (.660)

East Division

Toronto | @OTT, @CGY, BC, @EDM, @MTL, MTL | 34-41 (.453)

Montreal | HAM, @EDM, OTT, @OTT, TOR, @TOR | 28-47 (.373)

Hamilton | @MTL, Bye, SSK, @CGY, OTT, @OTT | 25-38 (.397)

Ottawa | TOR, @BC, @MTL, MTL, @HAM, HAM | 34-40 (.459)


Every team had at least one loss and none had more than three wins

Toronto and Winnipeg had the best records (3-1)

Ottawa went 2-2 and Montreal went 2-1, after finishing below .500 in the first half of the season

Only Winnipeg has clinched a playoff berth; the remaining eight teams are all in playoff contention


Only two starting quarterbacks hold a career winning record against Calgary.

BC's overtime win in Week 15 improved Vernon Adams Jr. to 4-2.

Zach Collaros is 8-5.

The league's seven remaining starting quarterbacks are a combined 3-23-2 (0.143) in their careers against the Stampeders.


The CFL is averaging 51 points per game - the highest since 2017.

League-wide passing efficiency sits at 94.7 - the third highest in CFL history.

Kickers this season have made 240-of-256 (93.8 per cent) converts. Last season, kickers finished at 91.8 per cent.

Road teams are 32-26 (.552) this season. Road teams last finished at least six games above .500 in 2016 (43-37) and 1962 (35-29).

Teams are 9-7 off the bye this year. Coming off byes this week are Toronto (2-0), Montreal (0-2) and Ottawa (0-2).

The winners of the Tiger-Cats-Alouettes and Argonauts-REDBLACKS games will capture their season series.

2022 CFL Draft first round selections, Jalen and Tyson Philpot, are Top-2 in average kickoff return yards - Calgary's Jalen has 14, averaging 28.7 yards, while Montreal's Tyson has 12 averaging 28.5.

Hamilton's victory over Winnipeg in Week 15 represented one of the largest standings-gaps overcome - the Ticats with three wins defeated Winnipeg with 12.

Dane Evans' five touchdown passes last week matched Nathan Rourke for the league's season-high.

Montreal's Trevor Harris needs three more touchdown passes to reach 150 in his career. His 147 are the second most among active players, trailing Bo Levi Mitchell's 188.

Harris is a career 8-4 against Hamilton.

Eugene Lewis (954) is eyeing his second 1,000-receiving yard season; he notched 1,133 in 2019. He has 253 yards on 15 receptions against Hamilton this year.

Toronto's McLeod Bethel Thompson is coming off a season-high 365-passing yard performance in Week 14. He is a career 7-1 against Ottawa with five games over 300 yards.

Kurleigh Gittens Jr. has 14 receptions for 245 yards against Ottawa this season.

Wynton McManis has collected 16 tackles in two games versus the REDBLACKS in 2022.

Ottawa is 3-3 (.500) following a 0-6 start.

Ottawa's Lorenzo Mauldin has four sacks in his last two games. He has three sacks in two meetings with Toronto this season.

Ottawa's Nigel Romick has 98 career special team tackles in 97 games. He is second among active players behind Mike Miller (222 in 186 games)

Dave Dickenson will be helming the Stampeders for the 100th time and holds a record of 69-28-2 (.707).

Calgary's Ka'Deem Carey (773) is 97 rushing yards from setting a new career-high. He has already equaled his personal-best of seven rushing majors set in 2021.

Malik Henry (909) is looking to reach 1,000 receiving yards for the first time in his career.

Rene Paredes leads the league with 39 made field-goals this season.

Calgary's Cody Grace and BC's Stefan Flintoft lead the league in average net punt yards (39.71).

The Lions are looking to sweep the season series against Calgary - a feat they have not achieved since going 2-0 in 2005.

BC's Dominique Rhymes (1,016) has notched his second season with 1,000+ receiving yards and is 41 away from surpassing his personal best of 1,056 set in 2019.

Bryan Burnham has 15 receptions and 265 yards (17.7 yards per catch) in two games against Calgary this season.

Sean Whyte leads the league in field-goals made percentage (91.3).

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