Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CFL 2014: Week Four

The Montreal Alouettes will be looking to keep up their momentum from last week, as they kick off week number three with a home date with the undefeated Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Yes that's correct, Winnipeg which struggled through 2013 has found a winning vibe under head coach Mike  O'Shea and with a taste of winning over two weeks, the desire to keep the roll moving forward on Friday should be all the motivation that O'Shea needs pre game.

Week Three also offers up an opportunity for the Eskimos to continue on with their undefeated season so far, as they host the Ottawa RedBlacks at Commonwealth Stadium on Friday night.  The Esks have sped off from the starting line through two weeks of play with entertaining victories, an impressive comeback from last week adding to the excitement of an unexpected start for many of the Eskimo faithful.

With Ricky Ray having found much success against the Saskatchewan Roughriders last week, he will look to keep his Argos in winning ways as they play host to the Calgary Stampeders. Either, the Argos clearly addressed their week one struggles, or the Riders of week one were just an illusion for their fans.  We imagine the correct answer is somewhere in the middle.

And BC perhaps faces the largest hurdle of the weekend ahead. Not only have they struggled to find wins in their opening weeks of play, with two losses to show for their efforts but now they have to go into Regina and take on those same Saskatchewan Roughriders, a squad that will be very angry over last weeks loss to the Argos and looking to send a strong message of calm to RiderNation.

Below, we'll provide the scoreboard for the week, as well as any items of note from the first week of the brand new season.

Thursday, July 17-- Edmonton 26 at Winnipeg 3   ( 30,976  )   
CFL.ca Game Preview-- ( video )

Video Highlights-- Edmonton / Winnipeg
Game Recap-- Un-D-feated: Esks 'D' stifles Willy, Bombers
Stats Pack-- Edmonton / Winnipeg

Game Reviews:

12 Men--  Away for the weekend, thus no review

Edmonton Sun-- Defence prevails as the Eskimos dominate the Bombers in decisive victory
Edmonton Journal-- Eskimos find a way on offence, defence to win fourth straight game
Winnipeg Sun-- Bombers haunted by turnovers in loss to Eskimos
Winnipeg Free Press-- Blue feeling like bongo drums
National Post-- Edmonton Eskimos down Winnipeg Blue Bombers, claim top spot in CFL West


Friday, July 18-- Toronto 17 at Ottawa 18 ( 24,326 )  
CFL.ca Game Preview-- ( video )

Video Highlights-- Toronto / Ottawa
Game Recap-- Welcome Back: REDBLACKS cap off historic homecoming
Stats Pack-- Toronto / Ottawa

Game Reviews:

12 Men-- Away for the weekend, thus no review

Ottawa Sun-- Ottawa RedBlacks get first win on historic night
Ottawa Citizen-- RedBlacks beat Argos in home opener
Toronto Sun-- Argonauts fall to RedBlacks as football returns to Ottawa
Toronto Star-- Argonauts first victims for RedBlacks
National Post-- Ottawa RedBlacks beat Toronto Argonauts in historic home opener behind Brett Maher's six field goals


Friday, July 18-- Hamilton 7 at Calgary 10 ( 27,546 ) 
CFL.ca Game Preview--  ( video )

Video Highlights-- Hamilton / Calgary
Game Recap-- Stampeders outlast Ticats in defensive battle
Stats Pack-- Hamilton / Calgary

Game Reviews:

12 Men--  Away for the weekend, thus no review

Calgary Sun-- Calgary Stampeders beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats by a whisker
Calgary Herald-- Stamps survive late scare to beat Tabbies
Hamilton Spectator-- Ticats lose another tough one, fall 10-7 to Stampeders
National Post--  Stampeders win sloppy affair over Hamilton Tiger-Cats on late field goal


Saturday, July 19-- Montreal 5 at British Columbia 41 ( 25,063  
CFL.ca Game Preview-- ( video )

Video Highlights-- Montreal / British Columbia
Game Recap-- Arceneaux's touchdown trio helps Leos topple Als
Stats Pack-- Montreal / British Columbia

Game Reviews:

12 Men-- Away for the weekend, thus no review

Vancouver Province-- Lions 41, Alouettes 5: B. C. keeps 14 year home dome win streak over Montreal alive
Vancouver Sun-- Arceneaux's three TDs help Lions clobber Alouettes
Montreal Gazette-- Alouettes humiliated again in Vancouver
Globe and Mail-- B. C. Lions embarrass Montreal Alouettes 41-5

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