Friday, July 29, 2011

CFL Gameday: Toronto at Edmonton (July 29, 2011)

Week five doesn't make things any easier for the Toronto Argonauts, the Argos who have won but one game thus far in the CFL season face the unenviable task of taking on the Edmonton Eskimos, the leagues only undefeated team in 2011.

Toronto pulls into Edmonton with starting quarterback Cleo Lemon still on the injured list, apparent dental issues keeping him on the sidelines in week five, handing the ball over to Dalton Bell who stepped into action last week and now has had a week of practice under his belt as the scheduled starter.

For the Eskimos, its a case of growing confidence as each week puts another check mark in the win column, a pleasant surprise for followers of the CFL, for the most all but the Eskimo management, players and only the truly dedicated fans had figured this to be a rebuilding year for Edmonton, but four games into the season and the Eskimos are beginning to resemble those historic teams of the seventies.

The finale to the weekly Friday Night Football festival provides a snapshot of two teams in very different positions, the Argos needing a win to begin the climb out of the basement in the east, the Esks hopeful to keep those winning ways moving along quite nicely.

Below you can find information about the second of our Friday Night doubleheader, offering up previews and game reviews, as well as other items of note from and other sources.

Game Time 7:30 MT (9:30 ET, 6:30 PT)  TSN

Pre Game

Edmonton Journal-- Stamps proves he's CFL best receiver so far this season
Edmonton Sun-- Eskimos trying to stay humble
Toronto Star-- Golden opportunities for Bell, Eiben
Toronto Sun-- Bell wants to play like Ricky Ray
Globe and Mail-- Bell to start for Argos against Eskimos
National Post-- Argos' quarterback carousel keeps turning with Bell

Quick Snaps Toronto Argonauts
Quick Snaps Edmonton Eskimos

Post Game

Toronto 25 at Edmonton 26
Attendance-- 32,478

Globe and Mail-- Eskimos edge Argos to stay undefeated
National Post-- Eskimos roar back to edge Argos
Toronto Sun-- Argos fall to Eskimos
Toronto Star-- Argos lose by one point on wild night in Edmonton
Edmonton Journal-- Eskimos run record to 5-0 against Argos
Edmonton Sun-- Bizarre loss dogs Argos

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