|Posted by Mac App on August 12, 2012 at 1:50 AM|
Week 6 and 7 were bye weeks in the CFL as each team just played once over the two week period.
Sad news in the CFL world as Bud Riley – father of Oregon State Head Coach Mike Riley – passed away at the age of 86. He coached four different CFL teams and was a part of the CFL front office over his career.
Saskatchewan 20 vs. Edmonton 28
After many expected the Eskimos to sputter on offence, they are starting to click. QB Steven Jyles (282 yards 1 TD) made a beautiful pass for a touchdown to receiver Cary Koch (1 rec. 30 yards) to go up 10-3. QB Darian Durant (401 yards 2 INTs) had an up and down game. The Riders outgained the Eskimos 507-366 but came up short when they came close to the endzone. Durant made a short pass to receiver Weston Dressler (5 rec. 84 yards) which deflected out of his hands and then off the back of an Edmonton leg and another Eskimos hands which then fell right into receiver Taj Smiths (4 rec. 82 yards) hands and turned into a 57 yard gain for the Riders. QB Drew Willy punched the ball in from the one yard line to tie the game at 10 going into the half and Durant scampered for a 27 yard touchdown with his legs to go up 17-10. With four minutes left Dressler made a catch but was later stripped with the ball being picked up by DB Joe Burnett (3 tackles) and returned for a 44 yard touchdown putting the Eskimos into the lead 20-17. On Edmonton’s next possession receiver Fred Stamps (7 rec. 82 yards) made a tremendous catch which helped lead to a RB Calvin McCarty (2-13 yards 1 TD) touchdown. RB Kory Sheets (17-78 yards – 6 rec. 138 yards) took a short pass and turned up field for 76 yards weaving his way all the way down to the five yard line. But like all game the offence stalled and led to just a field goal. Saskatchewan had one more chance as time dwindled down but the hail mary attempt was picked off in the middle of the endzone.
Calgary 31 vs. Hamilton 20
Another wet and dreary game as the Stampeders fought back for the win. Both teams were held scoreless in the first quarter but in the second both teams traded touchdowns. QB Henry Burris (267 yards 1 TD 1 INT) found RB Chevon Walker (10-68 yards 1 TD – 4 rec. 35 yards 1 TD) who turned it into a 21 yard touchdown giving Burris a league leading 16 touchdown passes. Two weeks after calling out his offensive line with the acknowledgment of his coach, RB Jon Cornish (20-170 yards 1 TD – 6 rec. 47 yards)) broke out with a great game including a 21 yard touchdown to tie the game up at seven. Hamilton receiver Andy Fantuz (6 rec. 77 yards) was nailed on a catch and did not return following league concussion protocol. Walker broke loose as time expired in the third quarter for a 47 yard touchdown run. Hamilton led 20-17 heading into the fourth quarter but ran out of gas. Receiver Romby Bryant (3-19 rushing yards 1 TD) scampered in for a Stampeder touchdown and retake the lead 24-20. The Tiger Cats went two and out on their ensuing possession which led to Calgary marching down field and was capped off by a R Nik Lewis (5 rec. 40 yards 1 TD) touchdown to put the game out of reach. Lewis also had a huge block and later in the week received a contract extension. Calgary outrushed Hamilton 233-84.
B.C. 18 vs. Toronto 9
Following their breakout came against Calgary the week before, the Lions defence was firing on all cylinders once again. On Toronto’s first possession QB Ricky Ray (215 yards 3 INTs) was picked off after the ball bounced out the Argos receivers’ hands. Following the turnover deep in Toronto territory, QB Travis Lulay (205 yards 1 TD – 4-32 rushing yards) connected with receiver Akeem Foster (3rec. 18 yards 1 TD) for the early score. Lulay has now thrown a touchdown pass in 17 straight games. On Toronto’s next possession, Ray was picked off again by LB Adam Bighill (7 tackles 1 sack 1 INT) which led to a field goal and a 10-0 lead. Right before the half with B.C. punting, the ball took a funny bounce back towards the Lions end of the field and a Toronto blocker picked up the ball and returned it to the 20 yard line leading to a field goal cutting the score to 11-6. Halfway through the fourth quarter with the Lions up by two, Lulay spotted receiver Ernest Jackson (4 rec. 87 yards) wide open down field and connected for the 51 yard gain with Jackson being tackled on the one yard line leading again to another touchdown. On Toronto’s following possession after B.C. went up 18-9, Ray fumbled with the Lions recovering. Down by nine and with two minutes left Ray was picked off on an errant throw giving him four turnovers on the day. B.C. has now won 14 of their past 15 against Toronto and out rushed the Argos 134-37.
Montreal 36 vs. Winnipeg 26
A wet night in Winnipeg back on August 3rd. Montreal came in having lost two straight while the Bombers had won their first game of the season a week before. Midway through the first quarter QB Anthony Calvillo (368 yards 2 TDs) found receiver Jamel Richardson (4 rec. 91 yards 2 TDs) for an eleven yard score giving the Alouettes the early 8-0 lead. The second and third quarter featured five field goals and a single making the score 21-3 Montreal heading into the fourth quarter. Just before the end of the third quarter QB Alex Brink (311 yards 2 TDs 1 rush TD) dumped a pass off to RB Chad Simpson (7-65 yards 3 rec. 40 yards) who then broke six tackles for a 35 yard gain. It seemed to spark some life into the Bombers offence as Brink finished the drive with a touchdown pass to receiver Cory Watson (2 rec. 16 yards 1 TD) making the score 21-10. On Winnipeg’s next possession Montreal DL Rod Davis leveled Brink with a helmet to helmet hit which went uncalled. Following a punt, Calvillo spotted a wide open Richardson for a 60 yard touchdown, his second of the game – his first touchdowns in 10 games dating back to last season. The Bombers tried to make a game of it closing the score to 29-18 and then 36-26 but that was as close as they would get. This was the third time this year Winnipeg has been shutout in the first quarter. Montreal came in last in league rushing but put up 133 yards compared to Winnipeg’s 82.
A not so strong week in the CFL Fantasy League Pool.
Mac D won the week with 134.28 points thanks to Richardson (21.1), the Lions defence (19) and Whitaker (17.9). In second was JDIN827 who was led by Richardson, Durant (20.74) and the Lions defence. Rounding out the top-3 was Galfur who had strong performances by Calvillo (24.02), Richardson and the Lions defence.
Overall Mac D leads the pack with 908.50 point. Galfur is in second while $curd$ sits third.
There are only three weeks left in our CFL Fantasy League.
Galfur your roster change will be reflected in next weeks results.
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