Understanding Statistics and Abbr.

Explanation of statistics and abbreviations featured on the site. If you have questions about terms not listed here, please contact me so they may be added.

See also CFLdb Statistic and Award Abbreviation and Terminology Glossary.

  • OTL – Overtime Loss
  • EFF – Quarterback efficiency rating; also PER (Pass Efficiency Rating)
  • QUAR – New (introduced 2017) CFL Quarterback statistical ranking formula
Receivers and Running Backs
  • +10, +20 – Receptions/Rushes of 10 or more and 20 or more yards respectively.
  • 2D – second down conversions (reception or rush resulted in successful first down)
  • TGT – Targets, number of times quarterback targeted a receiver, whether the ball was completed, incomplete or intercepted.
  • TKL FL – Tackle for Loss
  • PKD – Pass Knocked Down
  • ST TKL – Special Teams Tackle