Thursday, July 03, 2014

CFL 2014: Week Two

Ottawa makes its return to the CFL this week, a road trip into Winnipeg that will highlight the debut of the RedBlacks as part of the CFL collective.

The third go around for the nations capital offers up a solid core of ownership, a completely remake of Lansdowne Park (now TD Place Stadium) and a buzz for Canadian football in the city that has been missing for a long, long time.

The RedBlacks will be providing the barometer on the rise of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, who came out of the gate in week one as though they were defending Grey Cup champs and not the squad that had a horrid time stringing together wins in 2013.  If week one was any indication, football fans in Winnipeg will be looking to get the fever sooner rather than later.

The rest of the week provides a test for the Alouettes who looked horrible in week one, with week two no walk in the park as a very angry BC Lions squad will be looking to reverse last weeks miscues in their opening week loss to Edmonton.

Those Eskimos can look to extend their winning streak as they play host to a Hamilton Tiger Cat team that looked very much to be a work in progress in week one.

While the defending Champion Roughriders will travel to Toronto, for the wrap to week two on Saturday night, a prospect that could see the Argos facing dire times less than ten days into a brand new season.

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 5-- Saskatchewan 15 at Toronto 48   ( 17,758 ) Game Preview-- Ray, Durant set to duel in T. O.

Video Highlights-- Saskatchewan/Toronto
Game Recap-- Ray captains Argos as they sail pas Riders
Stats Pack-- Saskatchewan / Toronto

Game Reviews:

12 Men-- Argos bring Riders back down to earth in convincing fashion
Toronto Sun-- Argos win big over Saskatchewan Roughriders
Toronto Star-- Argonauts crush Roughriders in home opener
Regina Leader Post-- Riders looked complacent and unprepared in face of Argos Veteran Ricky Ray leads Argos to surprisingly one-sided win over Roughriders 
CBC-- Ricky Ray, Argonauts torch Roughriders in home opener


July 4-- Hamilton 24 at Edmonton 28 ( 30,714 ) Game Preview-- Esks look to continue roll against "Cats

Video Highlights-- Hamilton / Edmonton
Game Recap-- Shaw-Shank Redemption: Kicker clutch when it counts
Stats Pack-- Hamilton / Edmonton

Game Reviews:

12 Men-- Eskimos hold off last second TiCat charge to secure home opener win
Edmonton Sun-- Eskimos salvage sloppy home-opener by pulling out late win against Tiger-Cats
Edmonton Journal-- Eskimos defence turns game around in fourth quarter against Tiger-Cats
Hamilton Spectator-- Ticats blow 10 point fourth quarter lead, lose 28-24 to Esks


July 4-- British Columbia 9 at Montreal 2420,018 ) Game Preview-- Lions, Als kick off two game set on FNF

Video Highlights-- British Columbia / Montreal
Game Recap-- Alouettes score early, handle Lions at home
Stats Pack-- British Columbia / Montreal

Game Reviews:

12 Men-- More Meow, than a roar for Lions over two weeks...
Montreal Gazette-- Defence stands tall as Alouettes win their home opener
Vancouver Sun -- Alouettes overwhelm Lions with 24-9 win
Vancouver Province -- Latest Lions loss highlights QB problems
24 Hours -- Alouettes first team in East with victory
CBC-- Alouettes tame Lions for 1st win of season


July 3-- Ottawa 28 at Winnipeg 3627,553 Game Preview-- RedBlacks face Bombers in historic night

Video Highlights-- Ottawa/Winnipeg
Game Recap-- Great Grigsby: Bombers back notches three majors in win
Stats Pack-- Ottawa / Winnipeg

Game Reviews:

12 Men-- RedBlacks make for quite the introduction; Bombers for quite the finish!
Winnipeg Sun-- Bombers roar back to beat RedBlacks for first winning streak in three years
Winnipeg Free Press-- Won hard and put away wet
Ottawa Sun-- RedBlacks put up points early before losing first game to Blue Bombers
Ottawa Citizen-- RedBlacks lose but win fans over
CBC-- Nic Grigsby, Blue Bombers spoil RedBlack's debut

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