Friday, August 12, 2011

Montreal Alouettes Defeat The Edmonton Eskimos 27 - 4

Montreal Alouettes running back Brandon Whitaker (2) and wide receiver Kerry Watkins (81) celebrate with slotback Jamel Richardson (18) after a touchdown during the first half of CFL football action against the Edmonton Eskimos in Montreal, August 11, 2011. Photograph by: REUTERS/Olivier Jean

Montreal Alouettes Win Would-Be Grey Cup Showdown -- Montreal Gazette

Anthony Calvillo throws his 400th touchdown in 27-4 win.

MONTREAL - Earlier in the day, a Montreal broadcaster had the temerity to suggest this was a potential Grey Cup preview, although it’s only August.

Here’s the problem: Hours later, the Alouettes were the only team that appeared worthy of championship consideration. The Edmonton Eskimos? Merely pretenders to the throne.

The Eskimos, missing Canadian Football League League leading receiver Fred Stamps, hardly put up any resistance, falling 27-4 to the Als Thursday night before 24,448 Molson Stadium spectators. The franchise keeps its streak alive of failing to sell-out its facility in 2011.

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My Comment: I expected a closer game.

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