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).

Lucas Barrett

Associate Vice-President, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League

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