Calgary Stampeders offence efficient in redzone this season

Bo Levi Mitchell and the Stamps offence haven't spent a lot of time in the redzone so far this...

Bo Levi Mitchell and the Stamps offence haven't spent a lot of time in the redzone so far this season, but their TD efficiency is the best in the CFL at 70%. (QMI Agency)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:04 PM ET

There’s no need to divide by pi to get to the bottom of this math equation.

Six is better than three, there’s no way around it.

Touchdowns win football games. Field-goals make them too close for comfort.

For all of the staggering offensive numbers the Calgary Stampeders rolled up on their way to 14 wins and a CFL-high 549 points in 2013, the team’s efficiency in the redzone lagged way behind.

The Stampeders scored 35 touchdowns in 64 redzone trips last season, a touchdown-conversion rate of 55%.

Two of the teams posting better offensive efficiency inside the opponent’s 20-yard line resided in Edmonton and Winnipeg, by far the worst two CFL outfits last year.

While the sample size is, obviously, small through four games, the Stamps and new starting quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell have been punching in touchdowns with regularity to start 2014, making 10 trips into the redzone and coming away with six points seven times, the best rate in the league.


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