Week 8 kicked off with the Edmonton Eskimos hosting the Montreal Alouettes on Thursday Night Football.
On the surface it looked like a defense battle that nobody predicted, especially from Edmonton. However, I, myself saw more floundering Offenses that stellar Defenses. Kevin Glenn never got things rolling, finishing with a poor 56 percent passing, 271 yards and two late interceptions. No TDs. And Mike Reilly, threw for 300 yards but also, no TDs.
Walker and Bowman, of course, would lead the way through the air for the Esks. 132 and 107 yards respectively. John White would carry 13 times for 66 yards on the ground, and 17 more yards through the air. Montreal‘s backfield was led by Rutley, 12 carries for 43 yards and 55 receiving yards. Carter was targeted 10 times but would only haul in 3 receptions. BJ Cunningham would lead the air attack, with 98 yards.
Friday Night we watched the Winnipeg Defense come up huge with 5 interception on the Toronto Argo’s, who played both Backup QB’s Kilgore and Fajardo. Combined the two would throw for 358 yards, two TD’s and the FIVE picks. Diontae Spencer, out of nowhere, would the favorite target hauling in 11 receptions for 146 yards and a TD.
But the night would belong to Clarence Denmark. Did I not tell you to keep your eyes on this guy? I hope you picked him up out of Free Agency. I did and he saved my weekend! 10 targets, 7 receptions, 195 yards and two TDs! Harris would also have a great night in the backfield, 123 yards and a Major score on 19 carries.
Saturday Night Football started with a low scoring affair between Calgary and Saskatchewan.
Durant looked decent, throwing for 267 yards and adding 74 yards of his own on the ground. Roosevelt would again lead the way through the air for the Roughriders, 8 receptions for 79 yards. Mitchel Gale would have the lone TD on the ground for the ‘Riders.
Not a rich Fantasy night for Bo Levi Mitchell, 298 yards and an interception with no TDs. McDaniel would haul in 8 passes for 110 yards. Messam with a decent 113 all purpose yards and Calgary’s only TD of the game.
And finally we saw the return of Zach Collaros, as the TiCats took on the Lions.
It was a rough start for Collaros, but he would eventually find his rhythm in the second half. He would finish with 331 yards, two scores and a single pick in the losing effort. Owens would rack up 95 yards, and Tasker would add 86 with a TD.
For BC, Jennings continued his winning ways, 306 yards and three TDs. Arceneaux would be found for two of those scores and 105 yards. J.Johnson would rush for 62 yards and two TDs.