Thursday, August 07, 2014

CFL 2014: Week Seven

The week begins with a family feud of the prairies, as the Saskatchewan Roughriders make the trek across the Manitoba line to take on the Blue Bombers in Winnipeg.

A game which rarely needs much in the way of hype, but this year features a much improved Bombers squad, ready to renew acquaintances with the Riders.

Friday night brings us another double header of CFL action, with the struggling Alouettes looking to find some answers, though the task will be a tough one as the soaring Eskimos will be keen to keep on with their winning ways of the start of the season.

The night cap for Friday provides for another team looking for some positive news, as the Tiger Cats travel into Vancouver to take on the BC Lions. The Cats have been close to victory a few times in recent weeks, only to see the prospect of victory slip away, the Lions come off an impressive comeback last week in Calgary.

Week Seven wraps up on Saturday night as the Ottawa RedBlacks will be anxious to banish some of the bad habits and mental mistakes that have cost them in recent weeks, the bad news for the team from the nation's capital... they take on a Stamps squad that will quite unhappy at how they let victory slip away last week against the Lions.

Facing a team that knows it made mistakes that cost them their undefeated status on the year, probably won't make the RedBlacks work any easier.

The previews and reviews for week seven can be found below:

Thursday, August 7-- Saskatchewan 23 at Winnipeg 17   ( 33,324 Game Preview-- ( video ) Fierce rivals new hostilities in Winnipeg

Video Highlights-- Saskatchewan/Winnipeg
Game Recap-- Riders stage late-game heroics in win
Stats Pack-- Saskatchewan/Winnipeg

Game Reviews:

12 Men--  

Winnipeg Sun-- Bombers fatal flaw exposed
Winnipeg Free Press-- Blue second-best is slugfest
Regina Leader Post-- Dominating Green Defence was the difference Saskatchewan Roughriders scramble to 23-17 victory over Winnipeg Blue Bombers


Friday, August 8-- Edmonton 33 at Montreal 23 ( 20,054 ) Game Preview-- ( video )  Als looking for spark at home vs. Esks

Video Highlights-- Edmonton/Montreal
Game Recap-- That Green and Golden touch: Esks bury Alouettes
Stats Pack-- Edmonton/Montreal

Game Reviews:

12 Men-- 

Edmonton Sun-- Edmonton Eskimos beat dysfunctioning Montreal Alouettes
Edmonton Journal-- Injuries mar Eskimos' victory over struggling Alouettes
Montreal Gazette-- If the Alouettes think this is progress, they're delusional Reilly throws for two touchdowns as Eskimos beat Alouettes


Friday, August 8-- Hamilton 29 at British Columbia 36 ( 24,236 ) Game Preview--  ( video ) Lions looking for consistency against Ticats

Video Highlights-- Hamilton / British Columbia
Game Recap-- Top Cat: Glenn, Lions outlast Ticats in shootout thriller
Stats Pack-- Hamilton/British Columbia

Game Reviews:

12 Men--  

Vancouver Province-- Baffling Lions grit out hard-fought victory over Ticats
Vancouver Sun-- Kevin Glenn becomes rare pass-run threat in Lions' 36-29 win
Hamilton Spectator-- Lions QB Glenn throws for 407 yards as Ticats lose another close one Glenn throws, runs Lions to victory over Tiger-Cats


Saturday, August 2-- Ottawa 17 at Calgary 38 ( 28,391 Game Preview-- ( video ) Ottawa looking to Calgary as a measuring stick

Video Highlights-- Ottawa/Calgary
Game Recap-- Instant Recovery: Mitchell leads Stamps by Ottawa
Stats Pack-- Ottawa/Calgary

Game Reviews:

12 Men-- 

Calgary Sun-- Calgary Stampeders beat Ottawa RedBlacks 38-17
Calgary Herald-- Smilin' Hank left grimacing in 38-17 Stampeders win over the Ottawa RedBlacks
Ottawa Sun-- RedBlacks drop a stinker to Calgary Stampeders
Ottawa Citizen-- RedBlacks lose to Stampeders, fall to 1-5

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