38-8 Hamilton over Winnipeg, and the Tiger-Cats are STILL undefeated at Tim Hortons Field.
To say we have their number would be an understatement. On a serious note, best thoughts go to Drew Willy for a speedy recovery for what looked like a horrible knee injury. As Drew Edwards tweeted "Knees don't bend that way."
Well, that was such an impressive first half, that the offence didn't need to put a single point on the board in the second half. The offence started in field goal range on their first two drives and got TDs on each one. And that was after Davis got his first pick-six on the first Winnipeg drive, the team had a 21-0 lead with 7:30 left in the first quarter. Davis the birthday boy is being considered the MVP of this one. As Drew Edwards pointed out, he put more points on the board than the entire Winnipeg team could.
The seven sacks, including three by Hickman should be mentioned. I'm sure that Hickman's sack hat trick will make fans forgive him for two penalties he took, including that one where Banks seemed to know his punt return TD would not count as he slowed down by the end zone.
The defence was great this game. And special teams deserve credit, with the onside kick recovery and the blocked punt by King. As for the offence, well, they did well in the first half, not so well in the second. But after this blowout win, I'm not going to be spending much time complaining. It was a great job done by this team, as you can tell from the final score.
But I also hope Willy will recover well after that injury. It did not look good at all. It's quite unfortunate that yet another QB in this league got injured.
Those are good points. Aside from penalties from Hickman, there were not many penalties taken by this team. There was a questionable no yards call against them, which fans booed loudly. And there was that DPI call that had to be overturned. But other than that, Proulx's crew did a good job.
The offence may not get as much credit, and that's understandable. But it was good to see Zach elude those pressuring him as he did and that TD pass to Toliver. And it was good to see Bomben get that TD, doing something he was brought in to do.
In the first quarter, Marshall Ferguson posted an amusing caption to this picture:
That caption was: "Hi mom, yah this will be quick, I'll be home for dinner"
Well, it did sometimes look like the offence was taking the second half off. But again, I won't be complaining much after a blowout win.
And Grover, those numbers may make it seem like it may have been close, but those numbers don't tell about everything that special teams did for this team.