The best all round wire to wire performance by the Eskimos in the 2016 season has helped them to a second straight win and got them back to the 500 mark at 4 and 4.
The Eskimos were down 8-0 after a pick six on the first play from scrimmage, but then scored 24 straight points to take control of the game on the way to a 46-23 romp over the Argos at BMO Field in Toronto.
Mike Reilly threw for 362 yards and three touchdowns and ran one in himself recovering nicely from a horrible start. The Eskimos rolled up 479 yards in offence and had so much success moving the ball Grant Shaw had to punt only 3 times. Nate Coehoorn, Derel Walker and Adarius Bowman caught TD passes while Reilly and Calvin McCarty ran in for TDs. Sean Whyte was 4 for 4 in field goals. On the defensive side of the ball, Pat Watkins had two interceptions and six tackles to lead the way in another strong performance.
Two injuries of note, John White in the first half, and Nate Coehoorn in the 2nd half, both left the game and did not return, White with a hand injury, no report from the Eskimos on Coehoorn.
Edmonton is home to Saskatchewan to start a stretch of six straight games against West teams.
Final Score: Edmonton 46 Toronto 23
Eskimos stats leaders
Passing: Mike Reilly 26/31 362 3 TD 2 Int
Receiving: Bowman 3 / 86 TD Watson 5 / 84
Rushing : John White 7 / 55
Defensive Tackles: Kenny Ladler 8
Quarterback sacks: Almondo Sewell 2
Special teams tackles Mike Miller 2
Next Game: Friday August 26 vs Saskatchewan 8PM The Brick Field at Commonwealth