Welcome to the newest feature on the StampsFans.com board. Enjoy! (if you don't well too bad I guess....) As some of you may know Ridley Scouting has a working relationship with Phil Steele Magazines. We supply them with information about Canadian recruits that are headed to the NCAA and they give us a mention in their NCAA Preview Magazine every year. In recent years they have expanded their efforts at Phil Steele Magazines and 4 years ago they added a NFL Preview Magazine. For any NFL fan this is the way to learn about your team inside and out. With 7 pages dedicated to each team covering everything you can imagine about your favorite club. No matter how big of a fan you are, you will learn something that you didn’t know before you read it. Highly recommended. In the NFL Preview, Phil Steele breaks down how much the Yards Per Game directly affects the win-loss column. Phil has found that in the NFL that for every 10 yards per game more that your offense averages over what your defense allows is equal to a win. So I took that foundation of a formula and decided to see how it fit for the CFL and was actually shocked by the results. In fact four CFL teams had records identical to what their expected records would be based on the yards for and against, two others were within a win of their expected records. The last two were a split with one team overachieving and the other under achieving. Stop for a moment and take a guess as to what teams were those last two. I’m guessing you correctly picked one but were off on the other. First I’ll start with the four teams that were exactly as predicted. It was the entire East Division! Both Winnipeg and Montreal finished with just over 40 yards of offense per game more than what they allowed. 40 yards translates into 2 wins over .500 which in Canada means a 10-8 record. Mission accomplished! Both Hamilton and Toronto were in the negative when it comes to their net yards per game. Hamilton was under by about 35 yards per game, which translates into being two games under .500 or 8-10. Toronto, with the worst offense and worst defense, gave up a harsh net of negative 102.67 yards per game. That worked out to just over 5 games under .500, which can only happen with a tie so we rounded up to being 6 games under, or the 6-12 they actually were. In the West you had two teams sitting really close in Calgary and BC. Calgary finished with a net 48.11 yards per game average while BC was sitting at a net of 51.17. That could be translated as being 10 wins 7 losses and a tie for each team or just a shade lower than the 11-7 record that they actually posted. Edmonton and Saskatchewan were the under and over achievers. First to look at Saskatchewan who finished with a net of negative 37.94 yards per game which should translate into a 8-10 record. However they finished at 5-13 meaning they underachieved by at least 3 wins. Edmonton went the other way with a very middle of the pack team that finished with the fourth most yards gained and the fourth best yards allowed. At the end of the year they finished with a net in the negative but only by 7.94 yards per game. With that net being less than a first down they should have finished with a 9-9 record but instead played over their heads to finish 11-7. A quick look at the 2012 season shows BC and Montreal sitting exactly where they should be. Calgary and Toronto are sitting a half game out from their expected records based on the net yards. Calgary should basically be 2-2-1 with their net yardage of 1.11 yards per game. Toronto should be 3-2-1 instead of 3-3 with their net yardage of 18 yards per game. Edmonton, Hamilton and Saskatchewan have the spreadsheet saying they should be 2-3 but instead are 3-2 while Winnipeg has the spreadsheet saying they should be 2-4 but alas for the Bombers they are sitting at 1-5. Looking forward to digging into more numbers moving forward. Until then coaches tighten up your defense by a couple first downs a game to turn yards into wins.