With an early season record of 3-1-1, there isn’t much to worry about when it comes to the Calgary Stampeders. That is until you break down the details of their various games. The concensus? They really make things tough on themselves.
For reasons that are hard to explain, the Stampeders are struggling mightily on second down. When the Stampeders have the ball and are in a second down situation—they have the second worst conversion record in the league (behind Saskatchewan).
When Stampeder opponent have the ball on second down, the Stampeders are having trouble stopping teams. In fact, Stampeders are last in the league in stopping opponents second down opportunities.
It is a tribute to the team that they have overcome these obstacles and positioned themselves in top spot. However, it’s a trend that will come back to sack them one of these evenings!