Bombers the best 3-9 team in CFL history?

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:50 PM ET

Are the Winnipeg Blue Bombers the best 3-9 team in CFL history?

Here are a few other stats and facts you can use when making your argument …

WHY THEY’RE CLOSE

331 points for, 334 against

Six losses by seven points or fewer

Five losses by four points or fewer

Beat Saskatchewan 31-2

Fred Reid leads the league in rushing

Terrence Edwards is second in receiving

Phil Hunt leads the league with 11 sacks

Steven Jyles has the second best efficiency rating

Fourth in league scoring, offensive yards and time of possession, behind only the big three of Calgary, Montreal and Sask

Have the best FG kicker in Palardy (tied with B.C.’s Paul McCallum at 88.9%)

Lead the league in big plays (20+ rushes, 30+ passes, 40+ returns)

Third in big plays allowed

WHY THEY’RE 3-9

0-6 on the road

3-3 home record isn’t great

Minus-7 in takeaways, which is tied for third worst in the league

One of their three wins came against Edmonton

Made the fewest trips to the red zone

They lead the league in face mask and roughing the passer penalties

Second down conversion rate is 40.5% (ahead of only Edm and B.C.)

Average drive starting point is own 34-yard line (worst in league)

Opponent’s average drive starting point is own 38-yard line (tied for worst in league)


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