Edmonton, AB- They lost their prized fighter and undisputed warrior early on and it would contribute greatly to their downfall to a season that began with such high hopes.
211– the Lions’ total offence in this one. They had only 5 yards and zero first downs in the opening quarter.
104- yards from scrimmage for John White in the losing effort.
9– defensive tackles for Kevin Haynes in his first start at middle linebacker, more than any other Lions defender in this one.
0-8- the Lions’ record against Western Division opponents this season.
A hat tip Reilly, the ultimate warrior, on how much he has battled through this season. It surely didn’t go the way the Lions and their fans had hoped but this franchise is in good hands with him holding the keys for the next few years.
Credit to the Eskimos for capitalizing on some early opportunities. Their touchdown drive was made possible by a Kilgore 14-yard run on 2nd 11 that kept their offence on the field. A stop there would have flipped the script early.
We told you that the line of scrimmage was going to make a difference in this one. Edmonton’s defensive front helped will them to victory and they were able to get some traction in the running game in those aforementioned key situations.
The Lions will play host to Saskatchewan next Friday, October 18th at BC Place. It is a 7:00 kickoff. Fans can also purchase their 50/50 tickets online HERE with the jackpot guaranteed to reach $150,000.