CFL scoring up
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.