Friday, July 11, 2014

CFL 2014: Week Three

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.

July 11-- Winnipeg  34 at Montreal 33   ( 20,348 ) Game Preview-- ( video )

Video Highlights--  Winnipeg / Montreal
Game Recap-- The Legend Grows: Willy clutch, Bombers shock Als
Stats Pack-- Winnipeg / Montreal

Game Reviews:

12 Men-- A new attitude in Blue

Montreal Gazette-- Als couldn't put the Bombers away when it counted
Winnipeg Free Press-- Amazing 3-0 start for Blue
Winnipeg Sun-- Three cheers for Blue Bombers Last-minute Feoli-Gudina TD catch lifts unbeaten Bombers over Alouettes


July 11-- Ottawa 11 at Edmonton 27 ( 31,521 ) Game Preview-- ( video )

Video Highlights-- Ottawa / Edmonton
Game Recap-- Hat-Trick: Bowman scores trio of TD's in Esks win
Stats Pack-- Ottawa / Edmonton

Game Reviews:

12 Men-- Bowman makes quick work of RedBlacks defensive unit

Edmonton Journal-- Bowman's  trio of touchdowns sparks Eskimos' win over RedBlacks
Edmonton Sun-- Hold off on the parade ... for now?
Ottawa Citizen-- RedBlacks come up short again against Eskimos
Ottawa Sun-- RedBlacks drop second game Strong fourth quarter over RedBlacks boosts Edmonton's record to 3-0


July 12-- Calgary 34 at Toronto 15 ( 16,102 ) TSN Game Preview--  ( video )

Video Highlights-- Calgary / Toronto
Game Recap-- Mitchell's four scores lead Stamps over Rays, Argos
Stats Pack-- Calgary / Toronto

Game Reviews:

12 Men-- 

Calgary Sun-- Calgary Stampeders get it done with big win over Toronto Argonauts
Calgary Herald-- Stamps sail to victory over Argos without Cornish, other stars
Toronto Sun-- Argos no match for Stampeders in CFL action
Toronto Star-- Argos routed by Stampeders 34-15 Mitchell leads Calgary Stampeders past Toronto Argonauts


July 12-- BC 26 at Saskatchewan 13 ( N/A Game Preview-- ( video )

Video Highlights-- British Columbia / Saskatchewan
Game Recap-- Redemption in Riderville: Harris leads Lions to first win
Stats Pack-- British Columbia / Saskatchewan

Game Reviews:

12 Men-- 

Regina Leader Post-- Darian Durant's thoughts on the loss to B. C.
Vancouver Province-- Harris carries Lions over the hump
Vancouver Sun-- Harris a dynamo in B. C.'s 26-13 win over Roughriders Lions top Riders for first win of season 

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