CFL Special Teams Power Rankings - A Week 16 Review
Welcome to the latest CFL Special Teams Power Rankings, providing a comprehensive overview of Week 16's special teams performances. If you'd like to see a more in-depth review of this week's Special Teams Highlights, check out this article; Special Delivery. Let's discuss how the CFL Special Teams units performed in this week's review;
Here are the CFL Week 16 Kicker Power Rankings;
Kickers went 14/19 (73.7%) this week, a significant drop from the season average of 86.3% (290/336).
The longest field goal of the week was a 45-yard kick by David Côté.
Kickers were accurate on 20/22 (91%) PATs this week.
Dean Faithfull scored 2 rouges during the week.
Here are the CFL Week 16 Punter Power Rankings;
There were 49 recorded punts this week, just 7 short of the highest single-week count (56) this season.
Punters averaged 44.9 yards per punt, slightly below the season average of 47.1 yards.
The net yards average reached a season low at 30.4 yards this week.
13 punts (26.5%) landed inside the 20-yard line, consistent with the season average of 26.3%.
Punters successfully placed 4 punts inside the 10-yard line.
4 Rouges were scored in punt plays this week.
2 Penalties were handed out to punters during the week.
Here are the CFL Week 16 Long Snapper Power Rankings;
There were 29 Long Snaps in Week 16, close to the season's weekly average of 28.
Long Snappers recorded 24 out of 29 Long Snaps as Strikes, accounting for roughly 83%, slightly below the season average of 88% (401/455).
Here are the CFL Week 16 Kickoff Specialist Power Rankings;
There were 33 kickoffs this week, totalling 1,999 yards, with an average of 60.6 yards per kickoff—a season-low compared to the season average of 65 yards per kickoff over 441 attempts.
7 kickoffs remained inside the opponent's 30-yard line, making up 21.2% of all kickoffs, aligning with the season average of 23.1%.
David Côté had one kickoff travel 80 yards and bounce off the upright, ultimately resulting in a dead ball at the 40-yard line, which has been counted as a Touchback, but it does not count as a Rouge.
2 onside kickoffs were attempted, with 1 successful recovery by Adam Korsak.
Here are the CFL Week 16 Kickoff Returner Power Rankings;
Kickoffs were returned 30 times for a total of 630 yards, averaging 21 yards per return, similar to the season average of 21.7 yards per kickoff return.
Only 4 of the 30 kickoff returns exceeded 30 yards, accounting for 13%, which is lower than the season average of 17.2%.
The longest return was 42 yards, achieved by Louchez Purifoy.
Here are the CFL Week 16 Punt Returner Power Rankings;
There were 38 punt returns this week, averaging 12.4 yards per return, higher than the season average of 11.2 yards per return.
8 punt returns (21.1% of all returns) covered more than 15 yards, matching the season average of 21%.
The longest punt return of the week was a spectacular 107-yard touchdown return by Mario Alford.
Javon Leake recorded the sole fumble of the week.
Here are the CFL Week 16 Coverage Team Power Rankings;
Coverage Teams allowed an average of 12.5 yards per punt return on 38 punt returns, slightly higher than the season average of 11.2 yards allowed.
For kickoff returns, Coverage Teams conceded an average of 21 yards on 30 returns, in line with the season average of 21.6 yards allowed.
There were 11 Penalties handed out this week, below the average of 15 penalties per week.
Notably, there was 1 blocked punt this week.
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