The curse of 300

KIRK PENTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 2:55 PM ET

How's this for a quirky stat?

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have not won this season when quarterback Kevin Glenn, the East Division's most outstanding player, has passed for at least 300 yards. They are 0-4-1 when that happens.

On the other hand, the Bombers are 9-3 when he throws for fewer than 300 yards.

"That's a very interesting stat," Bombers centre Obby Khan said.

So what gives?

Khan figures some of Glenn's big yardage games have come in losses where the Bombers have had to air out the ball in the second half, which is true. The loss to Toronto in late September is a prime example of that.

Khan, however, believes the statistics prove once and for all that a team needs a solid balance of passing and running to succeed in today's CFL.

"A balanced attack is real important," Khan said. "Freddy (Reid) had one game last week, and we're expecting some good things out of that guy. All he needs is more playing time.

"We've got a great game plan going in against Montreal. A balanced attack is always more important. I'd rather have a 150-yard rush and 300-yard passing versus 600-yard passing and zero rush."

Better make that 299 yards passing, Obby.


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