Bishop went 9 for 10 and 2 touchdowns. Sound pretty good to me, and most importantly, no interceptions
The offense stalled after going to the backups in the 4th quarter so those stats mean nothing. By then 'riders were content to run out the clock, not turn over the ball, and most importantly, keep the stretcher bearers off of the field.
Some people question pulling Jyles when up by over 2 dozen points... well, coach Miller made it very clear; if you throw interceptions, you can stand on the sidelines and watch the game with him. If I got that message, I assume the QBs did too. Some will argue that looking over your shoulder is not a good thing, but personally I think it is. I know it motivates me not to slack off on my job knowing that there are 10 other guys standing in line for my job if I faulter... competition is good (unless you are a socialist).
Bishop is by far the better QB... his past has demonstrated it both professionally and in college and he has not played awful for the 'riders. At times he has been great and in one game, he probably had the best game of any QB in the league this year IMO.
He will be the guy for the playoffs. If the 'rider win in the playoffs, then those who condemned Bishop and Coach Miller will of course be silent. If the 'riders lose in the playoffs, then those who condemn Bishop will be after his and Coach Miller's heads, also forgetting of course that this year, Montreal, BC and Calgary are overall better teams and have been all year. How can I say that? The 'rider D line sucks (time to cut Scott Schultz loose). The 'rider special team play sucks, and our 3 veteran O'linemen (O'day, Makowsky and Abou-Mechrek) are perhaps the most overrated veterans in the league. The only bright spots the 'riders had all year was Luca Congi, Weston Dressler, the entire linebacker corps and Richie Hall.