Edmonton Eskimos (IV): playoffs @ Toronto next week; Tillman fired
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10-27-2012, 07:20 PM
The Seldom Seen Kid
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I think it was better that Toronto won today since it still keeps Edmonton within striking distance of Saskatchewan and still puts pressure on Hamilton to win their last game of the season just to have a chance to get in. Plus, the Esks may only have to win once, and the possibilities exist that they can get in either way.
If Esks qualify via crossover, they can finish no higher than 3rd regardless, so it doesn't matter if Toronto finishes with a better or worse record than us. Hamilton is who we have to worry about and with the TiCats having won just once on the road all season, history isn't in their favor. Plus, the Argos are likely motivated to knock out their rivals from the playoffs.
Also, Saskatchewan losing their 3rd in a row gives them negative momentum heading into BC next week. If they can't turn it around, Edmonton's task is to only win one of their remaining games as opposed to both had the Riders won today. Granted, Montreal and Calgary aren't exactly teams I look forward to playing, but now Edmonton may only have to win once instead of possibly having to be forced to win two tough matchups.
I don't think the match ups are as tough as they could be. Both teams will be giving some of their starters spot duty as there is no reason for either team to have to win any of their remaining games.
All the Esks need is an average performance from whatever QB ends up behind the centre.
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