CFL scor­ing up

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

It seems the CFL’s new rule changes are hav­ing the de­sired af­fect. The league an­nounced Tues­day that through the first two weeks of the reg­u­lar sea­son both scor­ing and net of­fence are up from last year. Teams have scored an av­er­age of 52.4 points per game (com­pared to 45.5 points last year) and ac­cu­mu­lated 725 yards per con­test (com­pared to 652 in 2014). The CFL’s board of gover­nors was hop­ing to in­ject more of­fence into games when it adopted the rule change this off-sea­son that nei­ther a de­fen­sive back nor a re­ceiver could ini­ti­ate con­tact five yards be­yond the line of scrim­mage.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.