Calgary 41 – Argos 7
How dominant was it? Real dominant. Coming off a lacklustre performance last week, the Calgary offence looked to redeem themselves against the Argos. The whole team had something to prove after their last minute collapse in the 2017 Grey Cup Final. Despite some key player turnover, this year’s Stampeders look dangerous. Chief among them–the receiving corps.
Calgary came out of the gate strong and took a commanding 10-0 lead in the first quarter. They were threatening again in the redzone when nightmares from the Grey Cup Final returned. Bo Mitchell fumbled the ball that Toronto scooped up and returned for what looked like a sure 6 points.
If you recall, last year’s Grey Cup goat was Kamar Jorden. He fumbled on the 5 that was returned for a TD which put Calgary behind and led to their loss. Fast forward back to Saturday’s game.
Jorden came from 20 yards away, chased down the Argos defender, and tackled him on the 20. Although Calgary was dominating, this would’ve made the game 10-7. Instead, the Argos missed their field goal and got 1. The turning point in the game for sure, thanks to hard work and a never quit attitude. That’s the kind of thing that sticks with the club and wins Championships–we can only hope.
Bo Mitchell and the O needed 3 quarters of work to put up 41 points. His completion rating was over 90%, a stark contrast to last week when he was under 50%. That success comes on thanks to the receiving corps, who with the addition of Eric Rogers who amassed over 100 yards with some huge catches, look to be among the league’s most dangerous.
The run game over 100 yards. The D gave up 1 point until the dying minutes of the game…..yes, this was an ol’ fashion drubbing.
One loss in the game that can’ tbe ignored was Ricky Ray getting carted off at the start of the 4th quarter. He was sandwiched between two defenders for a sack and left the game with a neck injury. No word on his prognosis as of yet, although he is moving his body.