Originally scheduled to be televised by TSN.
The ailing Hamilton Tiger-Cats traveled to Commonwealth Stadium to face the Edmonton Eskimos this week. With the Hamilton offence hurting and the Edmonton defence as powerful as ever, the Tiger-Cats had their work cut out for them. Hamilton took an early lead when newly acquired QB Marvin Graves hit Mac Cody with a 49 yard touchdown bomb. Paul Osbaldiston kicked the convert. This accounted for all of the first quarter scoring. Edmonton took over in the second recording 27 points. QB Danny McManus carried the ball in from the 1-yard line just 1:16 into the quarter and K Sean Fleming kicked the convert. Minutes later Fleming sent a 46 yard field goal attempt through to take the lead for the Eskimos. At 8:13, following an Edmonton interception by Glenn Rogers Jr., the Eskimos called on LB Willie Pless to cap a 69 yard drive with a 1 yard touchdown plunge. Again, Fleming kicked the convert. Edmonton’s next possession proved to be their fourth scoring drive of the quarter. Following a 50 yard punt return by Shalon Baker, Eric Blount took the ball in from the 17-yard line to score Edmonton’s third TD of the quarter. Fleming kicked the convert and was called upon once more before the end of the half to send a 15 yard chip shot through the uprights for a 20 point Edmonton lead heading into the locker room. Edmonton continued to move the ball well in the second half. McManus connected with SB Eddie Brown over 31 yards for the fourth Edmonton major of the game. Fleming kicked the convert. Punting was the key in the fourth quarter as both defences held the opposing offence in check. Glenn Harper recorded a 60 yard punting single for the Eskimos and Paul Osbaldiston hammered a 64 yard single for Hamilton. The win for Edmonton moved them into sole possession of second place in the West giving them a lot of confidence heading into back-to-back meetings with the Calgary Stampeders.
|Site||Local Time||Condition||Temp.||Wind||Humidity||Feels Like||Pressure|
|City Centre A||7:00 PM||Clear||22.6°C||N (10°) at 9 km/h||58%||26||93.65 kPa|
|City Centre A||8:00 PM||Clear||20.9°C||N (10°) at 13 km/h||66%||93.74 kPa|
|City Centre A||9:00 PM||Clear||19.2°C||N (30°) at 17 km/h||74%||93.81 kPa|
|City Centre A||10:00 PM||Clear||17.7°C||N (30°) at 11 km/h||78%||93.90 kPa|
|City Centre A||11:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||17.0°C||N (20°) at 9 km/h||78%||93.96 kPa|
Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.