Question: Is Canada in the NFL?

Is Canada part of the NFL?

The National Football League (NFL) has been playing games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, since 1959 when an interleague game between the Chicago Cardinals of the NFL and the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL) took place at Exhibition Stadium.

What came first CFL or NFL?

“The CFL is one way they can do that.” David Holmes, 51, a lifelong fan of Vancouver’s CFL team, the BC Lions, happily points out that the first recorded game of Canadian football took place in 1861, eight years before the first documented American football match.

Is a CFL ball bigger than NFL?

Both leagues have standards for the minimum and maximum size their footballs but the Canadian ball is, generally, slightly larger. … The new CFL ball would also be closer in size to the balls used in American college football, which have slightly smaller specifications than the NFL.

Is the CFL field bigger than NFL?

The CFL has different rules than the NFL, which lead to a more wide open style of play. Field dimensions: The CFL has a 110 yard field. … The field is also wider by almost 12 yards. The field is more wide open, which is conducive to passing.

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