[b]Mark Fulton ?@FenderGuy69
Does Defense Win Championships in the #CFL? Of course they do, but not as much as Offenses!
22.22 per cent of the champions were teams that led the CFL in points for during the regular season, while only 16.67 per cent were teams that had the best defence by points against. We're looking at 36 total champions here, so we can convert these percentages into numbers of teams by multiplying them by 36.
Thus, there were eight champions who led the regular season in points for, six who led in points against, six who led in both, and 16 who didn't lead in either category. Two more teams that were tops on offence alone won than teams who were tops on defence alone, which isn't necessarily huge, but it does suggest there may be something here. Here's a year-by-year look at when Grey Cup champion teams led the league in offence, defence, both or neither.[/b]