Wednesday, August 10, 2011

CFL Gameday: Edmonton at Montreal (Thursday, August 11, 2011)

The debut game for week seven offers up the promise of some spectacular offence, as the Grey Cup champion Alouettes host the rising power of the west the Edmonton Eskimos at Molson Stadium.

The Eskimos who have found much of the early going of the 2011 season to their liking, suffered only their first loss of the season last week when they ran into perhaps the CFL's toughest defence in Winnipeg.

Their road trip continues on into Quebec this week, where the Alouettes who are back on a winning track after last weeks victory over Toronto will seek to continue on with their winning ways, a game which gives us two high power offences, that have shown no hesitation in the first six weeks to light up the scoreboard.

Edmonton enters the game with injury woes however, Fred Stamps who was on a pace to become a household name in Alberta is on the sidelines for the foreseeable future, leaving the Eskimo offensive coordinators to find some new targets for Ricky Ray who is having a rather impressive 2011 so far.

Likewise, Anthony Calvillo continues to add to his record collection seemingly on a weekly basis now, though the Eskimos no doubt will offer up the toughest challenge thus far for the CFL all star QB.

Of the four games this weekend, the opening act of week seven could be the must see event of the weekend.

You can check out the previews and reviews of Thursday's match below, as well as other items of note from the and other sources.

Game Time 7:30 ET (5:30 MT, 4:30 PT) 

Pre Game

Edmonton Journal-- Eskimos 'concerned' about Alouettes' explosive running back Whitaker
Edmonton Sun-- Homecoming for Esks' Duval
Globe and Mail-- For Eskimos, road trip doesn't get any easier Montreal Alouettes' Dahrran Diedrick thankful for opportunity, but could be doing more

Quick Snaps Montreal Alouettes
Quick Snaps Edmonton Eskimos 

Edmonton 4 at Montreal 27
Attendance-- 24,448

Edmonton Jounal-- Alouettes pound Eskimos 27-4
Edmonton Sun-- Als steamroll Eskimos Als defence finally displays dominance
Globe and Mail-- Alouettes romp past Eskimos
National Post-- Milestone night for Alouettes' Calvillo in romp over Eskimos

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