The statistics of the Mtl-Edm and the Ott-BC games are very surprising (stats taken from this website, i hope they are accurate).
Look at the passing yards:
R. Ray: 263
We usually expect Calvillo, Ray and Dickenson to at least get 300 yards and most often 350 yards passing per game. Not even close.
Worse, look at the total offense yards:
Nobody above 300 yards??
**5 sacks on each side
To explain the score for the Edm-Mtl game, there are the return yards, which are actually higher than each team’s total offense yards!!!
As for the BC-Ottawa game, the score appears to have been helped by the number of turnovers: 4 by each team.
But what happened to those offenses?
Has the NFL/NHL/Pistons-Spurs basketball’s defense first mentality reached the CFL?
Maybe these teams just took note of the Argonauts’ exploits of last year: winning with pass defense, special teams and opportunistic offensive plays.