Here are some recent facts about the Eskimos after their last weeks loss to BC
The Eskimos like to throw the ball. (this one is a real problem with our DB's)
Mike Reilly completed 24 of 32 passes for 261 yards and a touchdown Saturday, contributing to his league-leading 332 passing yards per game. That has him on pace to finish the season with 5,979 – well ahead of the 5,663 yards Ricky Ray set the current club record with in 2008. But when it comes to pass attempts, Reilly has now become just the third quarterback in Eskimos history to throw 600 passes in a season, joining Warren Moon (664 in 1983) and Ray, who has done it three times, including the club record 715 in 2005. So far, Reilly has completed 430 of his 602 pass attempts (71.4 per cent) for 5,315 yards 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions for a pass-efficiency rating of 104.5, for a career best in every field, including touchdown-to-interception ratio.
Penalties are still very much a problem.
With 10 penalties for 103 yards, the Eskimos actually came out ahead in all the falling flags compared to the 12 calls that went against B.C. for 108 yards. But considering Edmonton had committed a season-low five infractions for just 40 yards in their previous outing, they looked to be back to old form Saturday. It didn’t help that the Eskimos were blown for back-to-back offside infractions just three snaps into the game, resulting in a free first down. Even head coach Jason Maas got involved, drawing one, if not two, objectionable conduct penalties in the final three minutes.
The return of the fumble.
For the second time in as many games, the Eskimos coughed up a fumble on a kick return. That’s not good news for return man Troy Stoudermire, who two games ago was brought in to replace the lacklustre yet sticky-fingered Kenzel Doe. Stoudermire certainly flashed brilliance while bringing a 53-yard missed field goal back 50 yards, until he fumbled the ball away to the Lions, who turned it into a 39-yard field goal on the ensuing drive. It was the only turnover of the game Saturday, and makes it 10 points scored off of Stoudermire’s fumbles so far.
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