Friday, September 09, 2011

CFL Game Day: Calgary at Edmonton (September 9)

The return match for Alberta's rivals arrives just four days after the two teams took to the field at McMahon Stadium, where the Eskimos administered a wee bit of a whuppin' on the Provincial cousins.

It was a victory that brought to an end the Eskimos August losing skid and served notice that the northerners weren't about to just sit back and cede first place to the Stamps.

Calgary's offence misfired rather dramatically on Labour Day, a situation that head coach John Hufnagel will be looking to reverse in fairly quick order.

While the Eskimos no doubt will take much confidence from their efforts of Labour Day, ready to make the charge to the playoffs and the possibility of securing home field advantage for the Western final.

The Eskimos received good news this week, Fred Stamps who had a remarkable start to the season will return to the line up for the rematch, having recovered from his injuries which left him off the field for the month of September.

Just the kind of news the Stamps needed to hear, another offensive threat to be addressed, though if the results of Monday are any indication it's the Stampeder offense that needs to get back in gear, otherwise they may drop as fast as they climbed the CFL West standings.

Game Time 7 PM MT (9 ET, 6 PT)

Pre Game

Calgary Herald-- Cue up the rematch
Calgary Sun-- Chance fot Stamps to right the ship
Edmonton Journal-- Esks gear up to hit Calgary hard in rematch
Edmonton Sun-- Tough takes it in Esks-Stamps rematch Season sweep nearly within Eskimos' grasp

Quick Snaps Calgary Stampeders
Quick Snaps Edmonton Eskimos

Post Game

Calgary 30 at Edmonton 20
Attendance-- 45,672

Calgary Sun-- Stamps beat Eskimos in replay
Calgary Herald-- Stampeders take revenge vs. Eskimos in Labour Day rematch
Edmonton Sun--  Put those Grey Cup plans on hold
Edmonton Journal-- Eskimos lose 30 - 20 to Stampeders
Globe and Mail-- Stampeders avenge loss to Eskimos
National Post-- Stampeders run over the Eskimos

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