The unit that needs to step up in this game IMO is the defense. John White shredded Winnipeg on the ground and Reilly can obviously get it done through the air. I haven't been particularly impressed with Thorpe's playcalling of late. We lost the time of possession battle to a Toronto team in disarray playing its backup QB. Edmonton is not going to turn the ball over five times and they will try to ram White down our (ranked last against the run) defense.
If the defense can man up, we have a legitimate chance at winning this game. Edmonton's defense has looked porous frequently this year and I have confidence in Chapdelaine to figure out a way to attack Benevides, with whom he coached in BC. I think there are points for our offense to post up. But we won't have a chance if we fall behind early via long, clock-chewing EDM drives that keep our offense cold and on the bench.