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Saturday, November 4, 2017

ARGOS CLINCH FIRST IN THE EAST

VANCOUVER - Ricky Ray tossed three touchdown passes and James Wilder ran for 136 yards and a TD as the Toronto Argonauts clinched first place in the CFL's East Division with a 40-13 victory over the B.C. Lions on Saturday night.

Ray completed 26-of-34 passes for 341 yards as the Argos finished the regular season with a 9-9 record, earning a first-round bye in the East Division playoffs. Toronto will host the Eastern Final against the winner of a semifinal between Ottawa and Saskatchewan, the West Division crossover club.

Lirim Harjullahu kicked four field goals for the Argos.

Toronto won its first East Dvision crown since 2013. The Lions wound up 7-11 and finished last in the West for the first time in 42 years. Before Saturday, B.C. had not placed fifth since 1975.

However, the Lions did little to suggest that they were capable of better things at the end of what might have been the final season for Wally Buono, the CFL's all-time winningest coach. Buono's contract with the Lions is due to expire and he has admitted that his future with the club is uncertain.

The Argos sealed top spot in the East by scoring on three of their first four offensive series, while the Lions came up empty on their first four possessions _ mainly due to poor throws by quarterback Jonathon Jennings.

(The Canadian Press)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Redblacks vs Argos will be a good "pickem" matchup in the east final just like Esks and Clgy will be in the west

Anonymous said...

Honestly why do people think Brandon bridge is going to Toronto after the season? Ricky Ray is still an elite level qb, a legit most outstanding award candidate and some fans have him written off for a very unpolished Brandon bridge? I would like to think Trestman is smarter then that.

Anonymous said...

Toronto looks like the team to beat. They are really clicking right now.

Anonymous said...

Toronto has to be Grey Cup fav right now going into playoffs. Home field in front of 11,000 fans with air horns