Saturday, September 20, 2008

League's Top Offences Collide In Montreal

From The Globe And Mail:

MONTREAL — One of the CFL's hottest rivalries will be rekindled tomorrow, when the league's two most potent passing teams meet to rain footballs down on each other at Percival Molson Stadium.

In virtually every offensive category, the Montreal Alouettes and Edmonton Eskimos rank either first or second in the league.

The points of comparison are uncanny.

The teams have identical 7-4 records, and are a close one-two in points scored and yards gained through the air.

And the quarterbacks, Ricky Ray and Alouettes counterpart Anthony Calvillo, are nip-and-tuck for the CFL lead in completion percentage and passing yards.

Add that both men are the only true, old-school pocket passers in the league, and all the ingredients are on hand for a pulsating encounter.

Montreal will have something to prove after dropping a 41-30 decision to the Calgary Stampeders last week.

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