The Stamps are an impressive 17-0 after coming off bye-weeks and they continued their perfect ways on the road against the Redblacks. It seems to be the ongoing theme of the young season in the CFL–Stampeder domination.
Of course, in this league it doesn’t matter if you post an 18-0 run, it matters if you can win the last two. Stamps haven’t been able to do that in the past two seasons. But it’s still fun in between.
The keys to victory start and end with the exceptional defence. The D ran a perfect game keeping the Ottawa offence off the field and preventing them to a single field goal in points. 4 Qb sacks, 3 turnovers, and keeping the Ottawa total offence under 200 yards. A job well done.
Despite the run, the story of the game was the loss of starting QB Mitchell. After taking a low hit (is Ottawa this year’s team for cheap hits?) he left with an apparent knee injury. The severity doesn’t appear to be critical since Mitchell remained on the sidelines for the remainder of the game. In his place, Nick Arbuckle took the reigns, and although didn’t put up huge points, didn’t look completely out of place either.
On offence, Lemar Durant got his first TD after a lengthy hiatus due to injury. Kamar Jorden continues to prove his a leader at slotback and made crucial catches in the absence of Eric Rogers. Don Jackson (RB) is still showing he may be the real deal putting up another 100 yards on the ground.
The Stamps won’t play until next weekend at home versus Montreal. With the season a 1/4 way through things are looking good, and despite pundits thinking there would be more parity in the league, the Stamps are in a class of their own.