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Chad Kelly and Mustafa Johnson Dominate CFL’s Week 18 Honours

The Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Week 18 Honour Roll, fuelled by Pro Football Focus (PFF), has officially unveiled the standout performers, with Chad Kelly and Mustafa Johnson clinching top spots.

Diving into the data, PFF’s sophisticated analysis uses every game’s footage to shed light on each play, ensuring each player’s contribution doesn’t go unnoticed. PFF’s team, known for its meticulous scrutiny, attributes over 200 unique data pointers, eventually leading to Player Grades. Curious about how PFF establishes these grades? More insights are available at

Let’s delve into Week 18’s top achievers:

Offensive Top Performer:

QB | Chad Kelly | Toronto Argonauts (TOR 35 – EDM 12)

  • PFF Player Grade: 90.4
  • Passing: 11-of-16 (69%); 165 yards
  • Impressive 89.4 passing grade across 38 snaps
  • Rush: One attempt; 14 yards
  • Efficiency Rating: 106.0

Defensive Dynamo:

DL | Mustafa Johnson | Montreal Alouettes (MTL 29 – OTT 3)

  • PFF Player Grade: 91.1
  • Active in 32 defensive snaps
  • Tally: Three defensive tackles
  • Sack Contribution: One; Loss of 12 yards
  • Pass Rush Grade: 90.4 across 23 attempts

Dominant Offensive Line:

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (WPG 34 – BC 26 OT)

  • PFF Group Grade: 74.4
  • Star Performers:
    • Asotui Eli: 67.0
    • Jermarcus Hardrick: 63.2
    • Liam Dobson: 63.1

Week 18 All-Stars:

  • QB: Chad Kelly, Toronto Argonauts: 90.4
  • RB: Jamal Morrow, Saskatchewan Roughriders: 75.8
  • REC: Omar Bayless, Hamilton Tiger-Cats: 73.9
  • OL: Nick Callender, Montreal Alouettes: 75.6
  • DL: Mustafa Johnson, Montreal Alouettes: 91.1
  • LB: Wynton McManis, Toronto Argonauts: 86.9
  • DB: Stavros Katsantonis, Hamilton Tiger-Cats: 84.1
  • K/P: Sean Whyte, BC Lions: 76.3
  • ST: Nic Cross, Hamilton Tiger-Cats: 91.5

Pinnacle Performances of 2023:

From QBs like Zach Collaros of Winnipeg Blue Bombers achieving a stellar 94.0 in Week 14 to DBs like Marc-Antoine Dequoy of Montreal Alouettes clocking 92.9 in Week 12, 2023 has seen its fair share of football excellence.

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