So here are a few stats to add to the debate about the player size of CFL to NFL players. I took the current rosters for theLions/Alouettes and the Bears/Colts and compared the average weight (Note that I used 62 players for Montreal, as listed on their website, but 53 for the other three teams.) This is what I got:
[b]BC Lions - Average Weight: 231.7 pounds
Montreal Alouettes - Average Weight: 229.6 pounds
Chicago Bears - Average Weight: 239.8 pounds
Indianapollis Colts - Average Weigth: 237.2 pounds.[/b]
The NFL conference champions have the edge over the CFL divisions champions, but the Colts only have 5 pounds per player on the Lions. The Alouette average might be closer if the heaviest 53 players were used...