Thursday, July 31, 2014

CFL 2014: Week Six

The week begins with another contest in the comfy confines of McMaster University, where the Hamilton Tiger Cats try to make the best of their forced re-location owing to construction delays at their new football palace of Tim Horton's Field.

In to ruin the vibe of up close and personal will be the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, off to an impressive start in the 2014 campaign and looking to keep their thoughts of a First place finish in the ultra competitive West a going concern.

The Argos make the trip to Montreal, hoping to get back on track at the expense of a Montreal Alouettes team that continues to struggle in the early stages of the CFL season.

A long running western feud will rise up again, as the Lions come across the Rockies to take on the Stampeders, match ups that never fail to provide for some hard hitting football and close scoring football.

The week wraps up with the Ottawa RedBlacks hosting the team that has the name that is fondly remembered by many in the nations capital. The Saskatchewan Roughriders, sole owners of the rider brand now, will play the role of villain as they face not only the RedBlacks, but a lively and noisy crowd that has been welcoming the CFL back (maybe not so much the prairie brand owners however)

The undefeated squads have been dropping off the listings as we head into week six, will a perfect season still be on the horizon by weekends end?  Four nights of football will provide the answer.

Thursday, July 31-- Winnipeg 27 at Hamilton 26   (6,500 )   (at McMaster) Game Preview-- ( video ) Willy, Lefevour ready to duel in Hamilton

Video Highlights-- Winnipeg/Hamilton
Game Recap--  Comeback Kid: Willy's late-game heroics stun Ticats
Stats Pack-- Winnipeg/Hamilton

Game Reviews:

12 Men--  

Winnipeg Sun-- Comeback kid: Willy lives for the clutch
Winnipeg Free Press-- Welcome to Willypeg
Hamilton Spectator-- No moral victories in narrowing losses, Cats must start winning
National Post-- Drew Willy seals comeback win over Hamilton Tiger-Cats will final-play heroics


Friday, August 1 -- Toronto 31 at Montreal 5 ( 20,692 ) Game Preview-- ( video ) East rivals try to turn things around in Montreal

Video Highlights-- Toronto / Montreal
Game Recap-- Boatmen Grind out important win over Alouettes
Stats Pack-- Toronto / Montreal 

Game Reviews:

12 Men-- 

Toronto Sun-- Argos jump to first in East with win in Montreal
Toronto Star-- Argos march past Alouettes
Montreal Gazette-- Alouettes lose ugly as offence falls flat
National Post-- Toronto Argonauts end three-game losing streak with dominant win over struggling Montreal Alouettes


Friday, August 1-- British Columbia 25 at Calgary 24 ( 27,266 ) Game Preview--  ( video ) Stampeders look to stay perfect against BC

Video Highlights-- British Columbia / Calgary
Game Recap-- Roaring Rally: Lions battle back, top Stampeders
Stats Pack-- British Columbia / Calgary

Game Reviews:

12 Men--  

Calgary Sun-- BC Lions down Calgary Stampeders
Calgary Herald-- Turnovers cost Stampeders in first loss of the season
Vancouver Province-- Relief abounds as Lions survive late penalty for 25-24 win over Stamps
Vancouver Sun-- Glenn gets breakthrough win at McMahon as Lions stun Stamps
National Post--  Lions offence comes to life in win over Calgary Stampeders


Saturday, August 2-- Saskatchewan 38 at Ottawa 14 ( 24,303 Game Preview-- ( video )  Riders roll into Ottawa looking to stay hot

Video Highlights-- Saskatchewan / Ottawa
Game Recap-- Getting hot: Riders roll to another big win in Ottawa
Stats Pack-- Saskatchewan / Ottawa

Game Reviews:

12 Men-- 

Ottawa Sun-- Ottawa RedBlacks have a lot of work to do after humbling loss to Roughriders
Ottawa Citizen-- Redblacks thumped by Roughriders in second home game
Regina Leader Post-- Riders feed off first-half momentum to defeat RedBlacks
National Post-- Saskatchewan Roughriders deepen Ottawa RedBlacks' woes with 38-14 trouncing

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