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Week 4 in the CFL

June 26, 2024 - Canadian Football League (CFL) News Release

Stats and storylines heading into this week's action WEEK 3 IN HINDSIGHT


Stats and storylines heading into this week's action


62.4 points per game - the highest so far this season

Quarterbacks had 16 touchdown passes to five interceptions

Six receivers with 100+ yards

Kickers were 14-of-16 on field goal attempts (87.5 per cent)

23 big play (long gainers) - the most in one week this season


Montreal and Toronto meet in a rematch of the 2023 Eastern Final.

Montreal has won eight straight regular season games - the most since 2006; including the 2023 postseason, the team has won 11 in a row.

Toronto has won 11 straight regular season games at BMO Field. Their last loss came in Week 21 in 2022 - a 38-33 setback at the hands of the Alouettes.

Toronto leads the CFL with 37.0 points per game. Montreal tops the league in points allowed - 17.7 per game.

Toronto is first in rushing yards per game (153); Montreal is second (95).


Saskatchewan's Corey Mace is 3-0 as a first-time head coach.

Since 2008, he is the seventh head coach to open his first season with at least a 3-0 run.

Ken Miller (SSK 2008) - 6-0

Kavis Reed (EDM 2011) - 5-0

Chris Jones (EDM 2014) - 4-0

Corey Chamblin (SSK 2012) - 3-0

Mike O'Shea (WPG 2014) - 3-0

Orlondo Steinauer (HAM 2019) - 3-0

Dave Dickenson in 2016 and Steinauer in 2019 hold the record for most wins by a first-time head coach (15).



Average of four sacks per game - down 23 per cent from 5.2 in 2023

Four quarterbacks are averaging 300+ passing yards per game

Quarterback TD:INT ratio is 2.26:1

Six Canadians sit in the Top-12 in receiving yards

160 rushing yards per game

Average of 597 passing yards per game

50.6 per cent on second down conversions

20.5 per cent of drives have resulted in TDs

Seven fourth quarter game-winning drives

Half of the games have featured three or more lead changes


Each teams' opening games have been decided in the final three minutes.

In Week 3, Edmonton's McLeod Bethel-Thompson tied a career high with four TD passes - a league season high. He is the only QB to throw for 300+ yards in each game this season.

The Elks are tied for the league lead in sacks (eight). Noah Curtis is tied for first with three.

Edmonton's Jake Julien leads the CFL with a 52.5-yard punt average.

BC has won the previous seven matchups.

Alexander Hollins leads the league with 402 receiving yards and he is tied for the most receptions (23). His 215 in Week 3 was the 13th most by a Lion in the past 70 seasons.

Ben Hladik (25) and Josh Woods (24) sit atop the league in defensive tackles.

Sean Whyte has been successful on his last 25 field goal attempts.


10 of the teams' past 13 regular season meetings have been decided in the final three minutes.

Montreal has opened the scoring in each of their games.

The Alouettes are looking to start 4-0 for the first time since 2009.

Cody Fajardo is in search of his 40th career victory (39-24). He is 3-4 vs. Toronto.

Delta, B.C., native Tyson Philpot is tied for the league lead in receptions (23) and touchdowns catches (three), and he is second in receiving yards (340).

Fajardo and Toronto's Cameron Dukes have a combined 12 TD passes to one interception.

In 2023, Toronto swept the season series 3-0.

Dukes has an 81.3 completion percentage this season and an efficiency rating of 145.8.

Last week, Ka'Deem Carey recorded his first 100+ yard game as an Argo; it was the seventh of his career. In two games, he has 226 yards from scrimmage.


11 of the teams' past 13 regular season meetings have been decided in the final three minutes.

Winnipeg has won six straight against Calgary.

The Bombers have had the fewest penalties (5.7 per game).

Winnipeg has not started 0-4 since 2012.

Adam Bighill needs two more defensive tackles to reach 900 in his career.

Calgary's René Paredes (553) is currently tied with Sean Fleming for seventh all-time in made field goals.


Last week, Hamilton's Bo Levi Mitchell became the 13th player to reach 200 career touchdown passes. Dieter Brock sits 12th with 210.

Mitchell (34,547) needs 259 passing yards to surpass Michael Reilly (34,805) for 14th all-time. He needs 284 to pass Dieter Brock (34,840) for 13th.

Seven-year veteran Richard Leonard is slated to play in his 100th game this week.

In his first CFL season, Shermar Bridges leads Hamilton with 22 catches and 270 receiving yards.

Ottawa's DeVonte Dedmon recorded the first kick-return TD of 2024 last week - a 101-yard kickoff return. He is the fastest player in CFL history (26 games) to reach six career kick-return majors (three punt and three kickoffs).

Justin Hardy leads the league in average yards per catch (18.1).

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