|Posted by Mac App on July 15, 2012 at 4:55 PM|
Calgary 32 – Montreal 33
Calgary went up by 12 with 2:48 left in the 4th quarter after a RB Jon Cornish (10-36 yards 1 TD) touchdown. However, on Montreal’s ensuing drive receiver S.J. Green (4 rec. 18 yards 1 TD) brought the score within 5 points. After beginning the game 2-8, QB Kevin Glenn (267 yards 1 INT) who was making the start for injured AB Drew Tate (shoulder) went 24-28 the rest of the way. But one of those 4 incompletions was an interception by QB Jerald Brown (5 tackles 1 INT) who returned it 33 yards to the Calgary 1 yard line. After failing to score on 1st and 2nd down the Alouettes went for it on 3rd where QB Anthony Calvillo (325 yards 3 TDs) found RB Patrick Lavoie (1 rec. 3 yards 1 TD) for the go ahead score – two point conversion failed. Montreal scored two touchdowns with under 2 minutes remaining. Receivers Brandon London (5 rec. 106 yards) and Brian Bratton (4 rec. 94 yards 1 TD) led the Als offence. Bratton made a diving catch but no Stampeder touched him thus getting back up and going 69 yards for the touchdown. Calgary RB Bo Levi Mitchell (3-12 yards 2 TDs) led the Calgary offence in the redzone while 11 of the Stampeders 32 points came from their defence (2 safeties) and special teams – K Rene Paredes (2/2 FG) P Rob Maver (1 single). Calgary thought they had a chance to kick the winning field goal after a kick throw to receiver Nik Lewis (6-64 yards) with 4 seconds left, but the refs determined he did not get his knee down quick enough. Lewis now has at least one catch in 143 straight games. The Stampeders defence recorded 4 sacks and a forced fumble while the Als recovered a fumble and interception along with one sack.
Winnipeg 10 – Edmonton 42
After a porous showing on offence last week (17-1 loss), the Eskimos bounced back with three touchdowns. QB’s Steven Jyles (272 yards 1 TD 2 INTs) and Kerry Jospeh (102 yards 2 TDs) formed a nice one-two punch. RB Hugh Charles (14-51 yards – 3 rec. 145 yards 1 TD) had a big game in the receiving department and also powered his way to move the chain in the ground. The Eskimos received a spark early in the first quarter when LB Clint Kent (2 tackles) returned a fumble 29 yards fumble for the touchdown on a punt return. Later in the second LB T.J. Hill (4 tackles 1 INT) had a 32 yard pick six extending the lead to 24-0. QB Buck Pierce (3/5 61 yards 1 INT) was forced to leave the game for the second time this season and was replaced by QB Alex Brink (75 yards 1 INT). Brink – who threw the pick six – was hit hard and left with a head injury. QB Joey Elliott (193 yards 1 TD 1 INT) played the rest of the way and played well in garbage time hitting receiver Chris Matthews (7 rec. 171 yards 1 TD) for a 72 yard touchdown. The Blue Bombers turned the ball over 4 times in the first half alone – 6 total times – which led to Edmonton leading 35-0. Tempers boiled over in the third following a skirmish on the field. The Eskimos recorded 4 sacks, 3 interceptions and 3 fumbles in their dominate performance.
B.C. 20 – Saskatchewan 23
Coming off the news of a brand new stadium being built by 2017 during the pre-game, the Roughriders held on to remain unbeaten. The Lions had their second straight sub-par performance but were in it until the end. After trading field goals early, QB Travis Lulay (345 yards 2 TDs 2 INTs – 3-58 yards rushing) found receiver Kierrie Johnson (1 rec. 69 yards 1 TD) for a 69 yard touchdown – Johnson left after with a shoulder injury. Following that the Lions offence sputtered and could not remain consistent over the course of a drive. Following a pass interference call that placed the ball on the B.C. one-yard line, RB Kory Sheet (15-76 yards 1 TD) on 2nd down plunged into the endzone to give the Riders as 13-10 lead. Following stalled drives and two field goals, Saskatchewan received a big boost as DB Tristan Jackson (190 return yards) returned a missed field goal 129 yards for the touchdown – third longest in CFL history. It was also the first return touchdown for Saskatchewan in 5 years. Receiver Marco Ianuzzi (4 rec. 59 yards 1 TD) scored a touchdown with four minutes left to play to make it 23-20, but that was as close as the game would be. Two plays earlier Iannuzzi made a questionable catch, though Saskatchewan could not challenge as they had used their two earlier in the game. The game came down to the battle of kickers. Chris Milo (3/5 FG - 2/2 XP) made one more than reigning special teams player of the year Paul McCallum (2/5 FG – 2/2 XP) which turned out to be the difference. Lions receiver Geroy Simon (6 rec. 75 yards) and Riders receiver Chris Getzlaf (5 rec. 43 yards) led in the receiving department. QB Darian Durant (172 yards) had a quiet day but came away remaining undefeated.
Toronto 27 vs. Hamilton 36
Winless after their first two games the Tiger Cats were starting to feel the heat. That all went to the way side with a big win against their arch rivals. The day belonged to receiver Chris Williams (1 rec. 34 yards 1 TD - 242 return yards 2 TDs) who opened the scoring which was just a glimpse of what was about to happen later. Just minutes into the second quarter Williams returned a punt 89 yards for a touchdown, his second in as many weeks. Then with less than a minute remaining in the half, Williams returned a missed field goal 119 yards for another score. QB Henry Burris (181 yards 3 TDs 1 INT - 5-48 rushing yards) benefitted from excellent field position and seemed to have found some chemistry with prized offseason signing receiver Andy Fantuz (3 rec. 71 yards 1 TD) who caught his first touchdown pass of the season. QB Ricky Ray (232 yards 1 INT) came in as the best statistical quarterback but left with a poor performance. RB Cory Boyd (19-168 yards 1 TD) had a huge game for the Argos, which is usually a good sign -- 10-2 when he rushes for 100+ -- but sputtered through the air. Slotback Andre Durie (9 rec. 72 yards) has come alive this season with 266 yards in three games. After taking the CFL by storm, Tiger Cats RB Chevon Walker (17-66 yards) was bottled up by the Toronto front four. Toronto K Noel Prefontaine (2/3 FG's - 1/1 XP) left the game due to injury.
Not a strong day for total numbers in our CFL Fantasy League but that didn't stop some members from moving up.
LSOK won the week and has improved each time rising up the overall board. RB's Cory Boyd and Hugh Charles along with QB Anthony Calvillo powered the way for him. Galfur finished roughly 10 points back for second with strong performances from Calvillo, Boyd and Chris Williams. Rounding out the top-3, Mac D had good days from Travis Lulay, Henry Burris and Andy Fantuz.
Overall, Galfur still leads by a comfortable margin. Mac D is second with $curd$ closely following behind.
Note: Each member is allowed to make two changes per season but just one per box. To make a change go to the player selection page and type in your member name and select just the player(s) you want to be added onto your roster. Noel Prefontaine and Buck Pierce* both sustained injuries that could force them out for a prolonged period of time. $curd$ your player change has been made and will be shown on next weeks roster.
*as shown on the Mac App Updates, Winnipeg QB Buck Pierce will NOT play this upcoming week
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