Thursday 7 October 2010

Preview: Eskimos (4-9) at Tiger-Cats (6-7)


I said last week that this game looked like a mismatch on paper, but that games are not played on paper, so anything can happen.

I guess I got one thing right.

Last week, Hamilton went to Edmonton and were somewhat exposed. I don't want to call them frauds, but it's pretty darn close. Hamilton got out to an early 21-7 lead, and they should have been able to put that puppy to bed. Instead, they cough up the lead before halftime, and lose the game by two.

With the venue change, hopefully, comes an outcome change. This is a game that the Tiger-Cats need to win, not just to help push them towards the playoffs, but also to prove to themselves that they can win. After winning four in a row to get to a respectable record, the Cats have lost three of their last four to fall below .500.

Edmonton, who have won two straight, are looking to continue the momentum they gained during their week in Moncton. The Eskies are now in the thick of the playoff race, and need this win more than the Tiger-Cats do to keep pace with the BC Lions.

Both teams are hungry, which should make for a very entertaining game on Friday night.

If you cannot make it out to Ivor Wynne, you can, as always, listen to the game on the radio on AM900 CHML and Y108, or you can watch on television on TSN and TSN HD.

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