This was another winnable game that went by the boards for the Cats. Some points:
- Key turnovers -- the two INTs deep in Ottawa territory were killers.
- Lack of a running game hurt us again.
- We gave up too many sacks and pressures against our QBs. Not having a running attack to set the physical tone hurt against their pass rush, which was usually the front four.
- Costly major fouls did not help.
I have no doubt that the team can make up the six-point deficit in game two, but all these points I've listed need addressed. Mathews needs to make better decisions in the red zone. I hope he is not out for next week because he is our best hope at pivot right now.