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CFL Week 8

Posted by Mac App on August 20, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Saskatchewan 5 vs. B.C. 24

The game started with a bang as the Roughriders performed an onside kick on the opening kickoff but the Lions recovered. A few plays later the Riders forced a fumble in B.C. territory and ended up with a field goal. The rest of the first half was dull as the score was still 3-0 until the two minute mark. Saskatchewan missed a field goal resulting in B.C. returning it 65 yards. Six plays later QB Travis Lulay (257 yards 1 TD) scrambled five yards for the touchdown giving the Lions a 7-3 lead at the half. It was not a good day for Riders QB Darian Durant (170 yards 3 INTs) who seems to always struggle against the Lions. DB Dante Marsh (6 tackles 1 INT) picked Durant off and returned it 43 yards down to the Saskatchewan nineteen. The Lions offence stalled again by only getting a field goal out of the good field position. On the Riders ensuing possession the team fumbled – did re-recover it – and took a sack. Following the punt Lulay connected with receiver Arland Bruce (3 rec. 93 yards 1 TD) and then on the next play the two teamed up again for a 55 yard touchdown opening the game to 17-3. The Riders were stopped on third down on their next drive and B.C. marched back down and scored again making it 24-3. DB Cauchy Muamba (2 INTs) was a hawk in the Lions secondary while the defence had 3 sacks to go along with 3 INTs. B.C. has not allowed a touchdown in 13 quarters of play. The Riders have lost 4 straight games after starting 3-0.

Toronto 22 vs. Calgary 14

Toronto made headlines in the week releasing starting RB Cory Boyd. RB Chad Kackert (14-94 yards) made his first start of the season for the departed Boyd and had a quiet but productive game. QB Ricky Ray (316 yards 1 TD) made a nice check down to RB Jeff Johnson (1 rec. 52 yards) who turned up field and gained 52 yards leading to a field goal. Toronto DB Brandon Isaac blindsided RB Jon Cornish (12-43 yards – 28 yards) who was nowhere near the ball or making a block (no penalty was issued). Both teams combined for five field goals in the first half with Toronto leading 9-6. After another Argos field goal Ray was able to find receiver Andre Durie (2 rec. 38 yards 1 TD) as time expired in the third quarter for the 26 yard touchdown to go up 19-6. Durie had a poor game up to then but came up when needed the most. The fourth quarter remained scoreless until the 1:25 mark when K Swayze Waters (5/5 FG 1/1 XP) kicked another field goal extending the lead to 22-6. On Calgary’s ensuing possession QB Kevin Glenn (292 yards 1 TD 1 INT) found receiver Chris Bauman (1 rec. 8 yards 1 TD) to close the game to 22-14 but time was their enemy as there was just 23 seconds left.

Montreal 38 vs. Edmonton 25

On their first possession the Als scored which was just the beginning. QB Anthony Calvillo (327 yards 4 TDs 2 INTs) threw three of his touchdowns in the first half, all too different receivers. Montreal led 28-0 and then 28-8 at the half. Montreal stretched their lead to 38-11 following a Calvillo 13 yard pass to receiver S.J. Green (10 rec. 136 yards 1 TD) in the third quarter. Edmonton fought back in the fourth quarter thanks to both of Calivllo’s interceptions and a fumble return for a touchdown. RB Victor Anderson (18-102 yards) filled in for hobbled RB Brandon Whitaker QB Steven Jyles found receiver Greg Carr (5 rec. 61 yards 1 TD) for a 19 yard score but later would have to leave the game following a sack. RB Cory Boyd (2-2 yards) made his first appearance for Edmonton after being released by Toronto. QB Kerry Joseph (45 yards 2 INTs) filled in for Jyles but was even more ineffective. Calvillo tied Warren Moon for 2nd all-time in touchdowns in pro football with 436. Montreal outgained the Eskimos 433- to 228.

Hamilton 25 vs. Winnipeg 32

Making his first start since 2010 and third career, Winnipeg QB Joey Elliott (406 yards 1 TD) injected some life into the offence. Hamilton opened the scoring with a 37 yard touchdown pass from QB Henry Burris (368 yards 2 TDs) to receiver Chris Williams (5 rec. 160 yards 2 TDs – 146 return yards 1 TD). Burris looked to have scored moments later on a scramble but was stripped as he crossed the plane with Winnipeg recovering. Hamilton closed the score to three but then Williams picked up the ball off of a punt and returned it 72 yards for his fourth return touchdown of the season. At the half it was just 14-7 for the Tiger Cats. With under a minute left in the third quarter, Williams again looked to have had a good punt return but fumbled, again with Winnipeg recovering. On their ensuing drive RB Chad Simpson (18-86 yards 1 TD) scampered in for the five yard score, tying the game at 17. On Hamilton’s next possession, Burris fumbled again with the Bombers taking over. Elliott found WR Chris Mathews (8 rec. 118 yards 1 TD) to take their first lead of the game. The Tiger Cats didn’t role over though as Burris connected again with Williams for an 84 yard touchdown tying the game back at 25 following a two-point conversion.  But Winnipeg again had an answer of their own, with a minute and a half left in the game RB Will Ford punched it in. CFL leading rusher Chevon Walker (7-17 yards) sat out the second half of the game for Hamilton. The Tiger Cats had 4 turnovers with Burris fumbling four times – three lost.

CFL Fantasy Football

Winding down the CFL Fantasy season as we give way to football south of the border, there are just two weeks left.

Galfur won the week thanks to Williams (34.92), Calvillo (25.08) and Burris (19.02). LSOK finished second with strong games from Calvillo, Burris and Bruce (15.3). Right behind him was Mac D who had Lulay (21.98), S.J. Green (19.6) and the Lions defence (19).

Overall Mac D leads Galfur by just 8.17 points for top spot. $curd$ sits third with 901.26 points.



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Reply the immortal scurds
10:15 PM on August 20, 2012 
holding off lsok by 2 points.can it continue? stay tuned.
Reply Galfur
7:39 AM on August 21, 2012 
A dawg fight through the dawg daze, that's what this is. These updates are like the hydrant. The dawgs saunter by, sniff around, hike a leg and off they go. Nice form on the leg hike there scurds.
Reply the immortal scurds
8:35 AM on August 21, 2012 
why thanks, but the height and distance mark is yet to be set, and clearly it's between you and mac. i can only hope to stay in the mention, mopping up the overspray..
Reply LastSonOfKrypton
2:18 PM on August 21, 2012 
I'm on your tail, so to speak, Scurdsy!
Reply Galfur
3:07 PM on August 21, 2012 
OK, I didn't know I was going to go here but what the hell.......someone tell me why on earth every freakin dawg has to go sticking their nose up every other dawg's arse? I might feel a twinge of envy from time to time when they lick themselves but not when nose and arse become one.
Reply the immortal scurds
4:07 PM on August 21, 2012 
galf: dont knock it til you've tried it!
Reply Galfur
5:04 PM on August 21, 2012 
OK, sage advice. So, are you saying this might be another one of those situations in life where, once you get past the smell you've got it licked?
Reply the immortal scurds
5:32 PM on August 21, 2012 
bwahahahahaha! nailed it!!!!!!
Reply Galfur
5:37 PM on August 21, 2012 
hahahaha....I got a lot of help (and coaxing) along the way :)
Reply Mac D
9:01 PM on August 21, 2012 
Should be a good two final weeks!

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