Riders D brought pressure, it was there early but the Argos handled it brilliantly, whether it was picking up blitzes, Ray with quick drop throws or just straight up 1 on 1 protection, that was a team that did their film work. Great job by the Argos.
Some shoddy tackling by the back 8. Dwight Anderson in particular was uncharacteristically sloppy SLOPPY on more than 1 occasion. Durant was not awful, but he did make some poor throws. First pick was underthrown, that cost a TD. Another before that underthrown hit the defender in the back. I know the trend the past couple of years is to underthrow the deep ball against aggressive man coverage and let the receiver make the adjustment but those 2 were definitely poorly placed. Last pick was just brutal. Receiver was wide open, should have thrown it a good 2 seconds earlier but takes WAAAY too long to recognize and pull the trigger, just begged for the DB to jump that. Throw it 1½ seconds earlier and its a Rider TD. Allen .. Allen, needs to protect the ball. No excuse for the fumble and even less for carrying the ball loose late in the game. Not impressed with him at all. The fumble was ANOTHER 7 points against. Also he dropped that easy pass in the flat that killed the early drive. How did they let Ray run like that? The most embarrassing was the last run before the Bradwell score. Did not get the number of the Rider in the open field who just plain missed him. Fuuugly. Defensive line beaten soundly at the point of attack. You can't give up 6-8 ground yards every 1st and 10 and expect to win a football game.
If Hughes is just as effective as Allen carrying the ball (which he was), then I don't want to see Allen play next week. Play someone who takes ball protection seriously, whether that's Hughes, give Toston his chance or someone else.