Eskimos Playoff Football
The Edmonton Eskimos are in it to win it ladies and gentlemen! Last week on October 13th, the Eskimos marched into their game with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers intent on going to war. What no one expected was the slaughter to follow, as Edmonton cemented Eskimos Playoff Football! It was an incredible game to watch, as quarterback Mike Reilly led an offensive onslaught that included two QB-keeper scoring drives to finish at a 41-9 victory.
The victory improved the Eskimos record to 10-5, the franchise’s 38th season with ten-plus victories. But that wasn’t the only thing that that the victory tied down, it also secured them a playoff berth and increased the likelihood of them locking down a home date. The team is extremely happy with the games turnout, as their last season saw them with a 4-14 record, so they are pleased to have turned that around for the fans.
But the victory simply created a situation where every game for the rest of the season was going to be just as important, just as big. And yesterday they took another huge step towards the postseason with a 24-19 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughrider. The W moved them to a two-win-streak and a record of 11-5, second only in the league to the Calgary Stempeders.
Edmonton and the Eskimos are looking forward to making a run at the Grey Cup for the first time in a few years, but perhaps right now the Eskimos are most looking forward to having the week off to recharge and prepare for the British Columbia Lions on Saturday, November 1st. Drive Wheaton will be cheering on the Eskimos for that game, and every game until the end of the season, which will hopefully result in the Eskimos raising the Grey Cup high overhead.