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CFL Week 2

Posted by Mac App on July 9, 2012 at 5:50 AM

Winnipeg 30 vs. Montreal 41

After having a poor opening week the Alouettes offence fired on all cylinders in week 2. QB Anthony Calvillo (443 yards 3 TDs) had just 8 incompletions on 39 pass attempts. The reigning CFL's rushing leader, RB Brandon Whitaker (16-98 yards 1 TD - 11 rec. 137 yards 2 TDs), dazzled in both the run and passing game. Nine different players had at least one reception, with receiver SJ Green (5 rec. 120 yards) following behind Whitaker in that department. The Alouettes defence also forced an interception and two fumbles along with recording 3 sacks. Not to be outdone, the Blue Bombers put up a strong offensive attack as well. QB Buck Pierce (255 yards 1 TD 1 INT) returned after being knocked out in week 1 due to a knee injury and injected some life into the Winnipeg offence, but dried up when it came to the redzone. Receivers Chris Matthews (8 rec. 131 yards 1 TD) and Terrence Edwards (6 rec. 126 yards) both had strong games through the air. The ground game however, was not used as frequent, though RB Bloi-dei Dorzon (7-52 yards) showed great burst when given the ball. DB Demond Washington (3 tackles - 210 return yards) brought the Bombers back into the game with an 80 yard punt return for a touchdown. Winnipeg did not record a sack though did force two fumbles. Both kickers were perfect -- Bombers K Justin Palardy (3/3 FG) and Als Sean Whyte (2/2 FG).

Hamilton 36 vs. B.C. 39

The Tiger Cats were the only team to beat B.C twice last season and started off with a bang after RB Chevon Walker (11-37 yards 5 rec. 117 yards 2 TDs) took a short pass deep in Hamilton's end and turned it into a 95 yard touchdown. The Tiger Cats would go up 14-7 midway through the 2nd quarter but B.C. stormed back, scoring 14 points in 20 seconds due to a 47 yard interception which allowed B.C. to start on the Hamilton one yard line. The Lions looked to have put the Tiger Cats away following RB Tim Brown (1-4 yards 296 return yards 1 TD) returning a punt 81 yards for a touchdown making the score 33-14. However, receiver Chris Williams (4 rec. 28 yards 1 TD - 122 return yards 1 TD) answered minutes later with his own punt return for a touchdown. This sparked Hamilton as they outscored the Lions 15-6 in the 4th quarter but came up short in the end. The Lions defence was strong during the middle of the game but held on just enough in the end after recording 4 sacks, an interception and three fumbles.

Calgary 36 vs. Toronto 39

After penalties derailed the Argonauts offence last week and ultimately a win, the team bounced back with a strong offensive showing. QB Ricky Ray (407 yards 2 TDs 2 INTs) had a good game leading the team to a win though he tossed up a pick-six in the first quarter. RB Cory Boyd (20-101 yards 1 TD) also had a strong game along the ground, giving Toronto a nice balanced offence. Receiver Dontrelle Inman (3 rec. 107 yards 2 TDs) stretched the field, including a 56 yard touchdown reception. Fellow receviers Andre Durie (10 rec. 118 yards) and Chad Owens (7 rec. 88 yards - 116 return yards) also benefitted from Ray's big game. Calgary got off to a strong start thanks to QB Drew Tate (5/6 64 yards 1 TD) but on their second series Tate was forced to leave with a shoulder injury -- same shoulder as last season -- and did not return. QB Kevin Glenn (172 yards 2 TDs 2 INTs) had an up and down game in relief as he was able to tie the game, 36-36 but also turned the ball over three times (1 fumble). Receiver Nik Lewis (7 rec. 95 yards 2 TDs) again was a force but RB Jon Cornish (7-39 yards) fumbled leading to Inman's 56 yard touchdown two plays later. Toronto recorded 4 sacks, 2 INT's and 2 fumbles to help lead to a victory. K Noel Prefontaine (6/8 FG) had a strong game with both of his misses coming from 43 and 50 yards and his 28 yarder with 5 seconds left won the game. However, one was returned by receiver Larry Taylor (1 rec 13 yards - 292 return yards) 125 yards for a touchdown which tied the game at 29. Tate will have an MRI to reveal what damage has been done. He returned to the sideline wearing a sling and icing his shoulder.

Edmonton 1 vs. Saskatchewan 17

All three previous games were shootouts and then this game. Chris Milo (2/3 FG 2 Singles) ended up kicking the game winner with 42 seconds left in the first quarter as one of the worst offensive games to date followed. The teams would trade singles before Saskatchewan forced a saftey and headed into the half leading 6-1. There was no scoring until five minutes in to the fourth quarter which was a Milo single stretching the lead to 7-1. With just over two minutes left, RB Kory Sheets (11-89 yards 1 TD - 3 rec. 21 yards) finally found the endzone for the games lone touchdown. A minute later, Milo kicked another field goal making the score 17-1. QB Darian Durant (203 yards) could not find open receivers down field while QB Steven Jyles (91 yards) was even more ineffective. The Eskimos defence registered 4 sacks and brought pressure to keep the team in it, but it was the Saskatchewan defence that was the headliner. The Riders recorded 6 sacks, 3 fumbles (1 recovery) and an interception. After the game media members could hear Edmonton Head Coach Kavis Reed rip into his teams poor showing, through the walls of the locker room. It was Saskatchewan's first win against a division foe in two years -- 0-10 last season.

And like that, there goes another week in our CFL Fantasy Football Challenge Season 1.

Galfur won the week after outstanding performances by Anthony Calvillo, Henry Burris and Noel Prefontaine, as well as others. In second was $curd$, Brandon Whitaker along with Burris and Prefontaine helped him. Rounding out the top-3 for the week was Mac D who had Whitaker, Burris and Andrew Harris lead the way for him.

Overall, Galfur leads the league with 339.09 points. Mac D is in second just 2.67 points behind first. $curd$ is third with 322.24 points.

Note: each member has TWO trades per season, but one per box. Go to the player selection page and type in your member name and select just the player(s) you would like to add.

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Reply Galfur
8:17 AM on July 9, 2012 
Houston, we have a problem. Blind squirrel just found it's way into a nut factory. How the hell did that happen?
Reply the immortal scurds
8:25 AM on July 9, 2012 
just double check stuff, cuz if i read this correctly i've got sask def instead of the peg? I remember picking the most lucrative team defense, but the roster board doesn't match what you've written here.
Reply the immortal scurds
8:27 AM on July 9, 2012 
hamilton and toronto and montreal all seem to be putting it together a bit. how long before chevon walker gets scooped up by the rams or someone else on the nfl?
Reply Mac D
2:24 PM on July 9, 2012 
Thanks for the catch Scurds. The spread sheet was set for the whole season but after the Garrett injury the roster changes were only made to week 1. Everything is updated.
Reply Mac D
2:37 PM on July 9, 2012 
Walker's had a great two games. Very versatile.

Galf - won't be considered a blind squirrel if you pull this off!
Reply the immortal scurds
3:16 PM on July 9, 2012 
how does an american from detroit pick the cfl so well?
Reply Galfur
4:14 PM on July 9, 2012 
Much like the title of my galf autobiography suggests "The Accidental Galfur" good accidents can indeed be bountiful. In the CFL, as on the galf course, accidents do have a habit of offsetting themselves and balance within the universe is obtained. I remain confident in my ability to attain mediocrity. Stay tuned.
Reply the immortal scurds
5:59 PM on July 9, 2012 
you call that gloating? weak.
Reply JDIN827
7:20 PM on July 9, 2012 
Galf is beating the Immortal One! Yahhhooooo

I will rise like the Phoenix and beat you all! Yeah.Right. I know zippo about CFL.
Reply the immortal scurds
7:29 PM on July 9, 2012 
yeah right.......then you must be luckier than a chilean coal miner jdin!
Reply Galfur
11:08 PM on July 9, 2012 
Chilean coal miner, priceless!!! You're right, I'm a really crappy gloater, gleeter and tweeter for that matter.
Reply the immortal scurds
11:31 PM on July 9, 2012 
yes, the gloating needs some work, but i am thinking you might get another chance to crow.
Reply Galfur
10:14 PM on July 10, 2012 

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