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Eskimos looking to get out of the gates from the ground up

The CFL is a passing league.

Right up until it’s not.

And that typically starts happening right around the time when games matter most.

That much was evident in the Edmonton Eskimos playoff run last year, when both games were decided by a big rushing performance that took control, one way or the other. 755 more words

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Edmonton Eskimos season preview 2017

The Edmonton Eskimos are changing things up this season by not changing at all.

At least, when it comes to how they line up in the secondary, which has been the biggest area for concern ever since losing key pieces from the club’s last championship in 2015. 745 more words

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Dan Barnes: An off-season later, Eastern Final loss still stings Eskimos

A season-ending loss always hurts. Play poorly and fall short of your perceived championship potential, as the Eskimos feel they did last year, the pain runs deeper and stays longer. 797 more words

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Terry Jones: Eskimos' denial sent championship hopes down the river

So much was right. So much was wrong.

It was the story of the game. And it was the story of their season.

The defending Grey Cup champion Edmonton Eskimos, packed for 10 days, are headed home after two because GM Ed Hervey failed to find the talent for the defensive secondary. 811 more words

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High five getting its own stat, just not at Commonwealth Stadium

You’ve got to hand it to the Phoenix Suns.

In the ongoing endeavour to exploit any and every little competitive advantage in professional sports, the NBA club is delving outside the regular realm of statistical study. 796 more words

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"A lot of emotion" for Eskimos' Mike Benevides in win against former team

The Edmonton Eskimos won Friday night because it’s what they’re paid to do.

They won because they’re the defending champions and they needed to get themselves back in the playoff mix. 709 more words

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Eskimos first-year head coach wants nothing more than to beat Wally Buono's B.C. Lions

When you look at it in black and white, it’s no contest.

On one sideline, you have the B.C. Lions led by the most winning CFL head coach of all time, Wally Buono and his record of 262-142-3 (.649 win percentage). 621 more words

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