Realty One

Saturday, October 28, 2017


EDMONTON - Two quick-strike, third-quarter touchdowns carried the Edmonton Eskimos to a 29-20 victory over the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday to keep alive their hopes for a second-place finish in the CFL West Division.

Quarterback Mike Reilly hit Brandon Zylstra and Adarius Bowman with scoring passes to break open the lead and spark the Eskimos (11-6) to their fourth straight victory. The loss was Calgary's second straight, but the Stampeders (13-3-1) had already clinched first place long ago.

Edmonton will play Saskatchewan in Regina next weekend to determine the second-, third- and fourth-place finishes in the West. Edmonton is now tied with Winnipeg with 22 points, two up on the Roughriders.

The first quarter was about as uneventful as 15 minutes of CFL action could be, with the teams combining for just 103 yards total offence, and neither coming even close to threatening to score.

It took the game's first turnover early in the second - Edmonton came up short on third-and-one on its own 47-yard line - to create a scoring chance. The Stamps, trying to rebound from last weekend's 30-7 loss to Roughriders, moved the ball to the Edmonton 10 before stalling and settling for a 17-yard Rene Paredes field goal.

Edmonton led 8-6 at the break.

In stark contrast to the first half, the second opened with an explosion of points. Two plays in, Reilly hit Zylstra with a 77-yard scoring strike and O'Neill followed with an 87-yard single on the kickoff. Calgary responded with a nine-play 75-yard drive capped by Anthony Parker's nine-yard touchdown reception.

Jamil Smith's 64-yard kickoff return to Calgary's 35 created the opportunity for Bowman to grab a boot-top pass from Reilly and turn it into a 17-yard touchdown four plays later for a 23-13 lead. Swayze Waters kicked a 15-yard field goal with four minutes left.

Bo Levi Mitchell marched Calgary 75 yards in seven plays, ending with Kamar Jorden's 13-yard touchdown catch and Waters kicked a 38-yard field goal with 15 seconds left to create the final score.

(Canadian Press)


Anonymous said...

Canada's REAL team the ESKIES are the CFLs hottest team beating the stumps ,a win next week against the l4th place riders will give the ESKIES (Canada's team) a second place Finnish in the west.AMAZING .

Anonymous said...

Nice to see Canadas team hitting their stride in time for the playoffs.

Anonymous said...

Stumps are in big doo doo. Awe too bad. LOL

Anonymous said...

How could they, we haven’t played yet. Wait till next week then we’ll see who canada’s Team is ,hey ?

Anonymous said...

Yawn... Eskies... yawn... Real... yawn... hottest team... yawn...Canada's team... yawn... Someone please wake me up when the Roughriders are setting up to kick off play in the 2017 Grey Cup. It's going to be a blowout with the Grey Cup travelling back to Saskatchewan. Grey Cup residing in Saskatchewan will be a annual event from here on in with Mr. (Everything) Chris Jones running the show. CFL teams will have adjust to playing second fiddle for as long as Mr. Everything wants to stay in Saskatchewan, he might just get bored after 7 consecutive GC dynasty wins starting this year, maybe let someone else have a chance after that run. Don't want to be too greedy.


Anonymous said...

Those mighty Oilers are going to miss the playoffs and Vegas will make it

Anonymous said...

Riders and dynasty are two words you will NEVER see together it's obvious with 4 cups in 100 + years lol

Anonymous said...

Wow you won a game by one point against a team that has first clinched congratulations. Let us rider fans know when you beat Calgary by at least double digits.

Anonymous said...

Won a game by one point...are you blind or just can't count...betting it's the counting part.

Anonymous said...

Honestly just didn't pay enough attention to the article and didn't watch the game because nobody cares about either Albert team. Haha bet you know the score of every rider game though.