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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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Eskimos vs. Stampeders notes: Hard feelings carry over ... Labour Day replay ... Running back gets right

CALGARY – There was no love lost between the Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders heading into Monday’s Labour Day Classic.

Not after the last time these two teams met, anyway. 863 more words

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Edmonton Eskimos look to avoid becoming another statistic of Calgary Stampeders QB

CALGARY – The Edmonton Eskimos know Bo.

When they take to the field at McMahon Stadium for Monday’s Labour Day Classic, the defending Grey Cup champions will be facing a first-place Calgary Stampeders squad led by Bo Levi Mitchell, whose .826 win percentage as a starting quarterback is No. 744 more words

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Live mics a bug in Eskimos' ear ahead of Labour Day Classic

It might only be Labour Day week, but you can’t blame Mike Benevides if it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

After all, the CFL handed the Edmonton Eskimos defensive co-ordinator an absolute gift heading into Monday’s Labour Day Classic (1 p.m., TSN, 630 CHED). 579 more words

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Edmonton Eskimos defence looking to build on end-zone shutout

TORONTO — The Edmonton Eskimos figured out how to shut the door last week, now they need to see if they can lock it.

After keeping the Montreal Alouettes out of the end zone on the way to a 23-12 win, the defence that has allowed the second most points in the league so far this year is looking to improve on the 28.4 points-per game they’ve surrendered. 285 more words

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Edmonton Eskimos will miss injured defensive end Marcus Howard

When Marcus Howard is healthy, there is no question of what he brings to the Edmonton Eskimos defence.

And that’s precisely what makes it so hard for them to see him back on the six-game injured list with what’s suspected to be a knee injury following last week’s game against the Montreal Alouettes. 313 more words

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