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Saturday, October 21, 2017

ESKIMOS 35 LIONS 29 OT

VANCOUVER - Mike Reilly connected with Cory Watson on a five-yard touchdown in overtime as the Edmonton Eskimos fought back from 16 points down in the fourth quarter to defeat the B.C. Lions 35-29 on Saturday night.

Reilly also threw a TD to Adarius Bowman and added two more scores on the ground for Edmonton (10-6). Swayze Waters was 1 for 2 on field goals.

Jonathon Jennings threw a touchdown to Bryan Burnham for B.C. (6-10), while long snapper Mike Benson, on a fumble recovery, and backup quarterback Alex Ross, on a one-yard plunge, had the TDs for the Lions. Ty Long was perfect on his two field-goal attempts.

With their playoff hopes already hanging by a thread following four straight losses and defeats in seven of their last eight, the Lions were officially eliminated from playoff contention Friday when the Saskatchewan Roughriders picked up a 30-7 upset victory on the road over the first-place Calgary Stampeders.

Edmonton, meanwhile, clinched a playoff spot last week and fought back from a 29-13 deficit with six minutes to go to force OT.

The Eskimos' win combined with Winnipeg's loss earlier Saturday against Toronto means that Edmonton could still finish second in the West and secure a home playoff game.

Notes: Lions wide receiver Marco Iannuzzi announced before the game via Twitter that he plans to retire at the end of the season. ... B.C. scratched Chris Williams in favour of fellow veteran wide receiver Nick Moore. Williams was the club's big free-agent acquisition, but has failed to make an impact after missing the first six games of the campaign coming off a serious knee injury suffered last year. ... The Eskimos wrap up their schedule at home against Calgary before travelling to Saskatchewan. ... The Lions visit Winnipeg and host Toronto.

(Canadian Press)

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Canada' real team the Eskies win again.

Anonymous said...

Well peoples in just over a month the Eskies will be celebrating their 2nd Grey Cup in the past 3 years and their 15th overall .BOOK IT!

@mrt_man said...

Both of the Saturday games were definitely worth watching this week!

Anonymous said...

Nice win for Canada's Team. Glad to see them get some healthy bodies and get back on track.

Anonymous said...

Canada's team? LOL. They aren"t even Edmonton's team. They will be out in first round and no-one will miss them

Marc said...

the eskies who needed overtime to beat a bad football team?

Anonymous said...

The footage of Maas on the sideline tearing into the special teams coach was shocking! The guy is a jerk! He basically humiliated a member of his staff in public! What a bully!

Anonymous said...

BC’s defence gave it up at the end and let the evil empire have their way with them ☹️

Anonymous said...

Whoa slow down and quit living in the past. The Riders will giving Riley and company an education in two weeks. Just like the one the Stamps got on Friday.

Anonymous said...

Beat it! get back in your cave! The only ones celebrating a 2017 Grey Cup victory will be the Saskatchewan Roughriders, a Mr. Chris Jones, John Murphy engineered Grey Cup title.
BOOK IT!

Anonymous said...

You could barely beat BC, so what are you talking about?

Anonymous said...

The Esks are ALMOST as good as your Oilers! lol

Anonymous said...

Watching Jason Maas lose it on his assistant coach was just embarrassing.

Anonymous said...

Maas, aka wings OMalley is the biggest hothead in this league. He belittles one of his coaches on national tv. No one will want to go to war with this goof and the esks are doomed with this guy as their leader.

Anonymous said...

This is pro football played and coached by grown men... suck it up and do the job. If you watched all of the game the STs for the Eskimos were brutal.

Anonymous said...

I have always wondered what type of person goes on another sports teams website just to taunt that teams fans.

What do these people do for a living? are they leaders? do they deal with people on a regular basis?

I would love to meet one of these people one day, I think it would be fascinating to pick their brain.

Anonymous said...

Riders and grey cup can never be used in the same breath or sentence ,keep dreaming though

Anonymous said...

Wanting to pick the trolls brain! It would be slim pickings. I don't expect he has any friends so he would appreciate the company.

Morgan said...

You must have a short memory.

Anonymous said...

Yeah the 4 they have win in over 100 years should be vivid right...no short memory on my side, think it's yours that's short...oh but wait I forgot that only the last 10 years is what count right...typical rider fan

Anonymous said...

You talk about other teams playing bad ball when the riders have played bad ball for the three last games and the game against Calgary your offence was horrible, it was special teams and defence that won it for you. Bridge 133 yards with 0 td's and 2 interceptions and Glenn was worse yet...you will not win a grey cup with this offensive play.

Anonymous said...

What was Calgary's output? With the best offense in the league? We put up far more points on offense, as little as it might have been, then Calgary did.

Sounds like sour grapes to me.

PS Calgary will not win a Grey Cup with that kind of offensive play either, your point is moot.

Anonymous said...

Not sour grapes as I am not a stamps fan, just seeing it as it is and not through green glasses like everyone on here. Calgary had a bad game...it is about time truthfully but this doesn't mean the riders played a great game all around because they did not. Carter's pick was the easiest he will ever get but did great leg work after to make it a pick six...Mitchell was horrible in all aspects of the game which made life easy for the Riders. The offence of the Riders yes had more points then the stamps but do you think that same offence playing like that will be enough to get by every other team in the cfl making play-offs...NOPE or I sure hope not because I have better things to do then watch such a horribly played game as both them offences.

Anonymous said...

The last two games Calgary has played us were bad. 22 total points. Is it possible the Rider D is just that much better now then the beginning of the year? Even with the injuries suffered?