Hamilton Tiger-Cats 39 @ Edmonton Eskimos 10

Game Details

  • Week 6
  • 23rd Game of Regular Season (31st Overall)
  • Friday, Aug 7, 1998 9:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
    • Surface: Natural Grass
    • Attendance: 22,588
    • Capacity: 60,081
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was a battle of division leaders this week at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton as the Eskimos hosted the visiting Hamilton Tiger-Cats. It was also a reunion of sorts as Head Coach Ron Lancaster, QB Danny McManus, and SB Darren Flutie made their first return to Edmonton after being lured away as free agents during the offseason. K Paul Osbaldiston opened the scoring in the first quarter when his 22-yard FG at 3:23 gave Hamilton a 3-0 lead. Fleming replied 2:14 later tying the game at 3 with a 42-yard FG. Osbaldiston gave the lead back to Hamilton at 7:28 when his 53-yard FG attempt sailed wide scoring a single. He then followed up with a 46-yard FG with 21 seconds remaining in the quarter, making the score 7-3. The second quarter belonged to Hamilton as the Tiger-Cat defence shut down Edmonton’s attack and allowed their own offence to go to work. Osbaldiston’s 68-yard punting single at 1:57 marked Hamilton’s first score of the quarter. This was followed by a 4-yard TD pass from McManus to Flutie at 7:20. Flutie and McManus hooked up for the game’s next score as well, this time a 22-yard reception at 13:07. Osbaldiston’s convert attempts were good on both majors. Osbaldiston continued to wield a hot foot, rounding out the scoring in the half by nailing FGs from 38 and 30 yards respectively, pacing Hamilton to a 28-3 lead at halftime. Osbaldiston padded the Tabbies totals in the third quarter hitting a 25-yard FG at 6:52. Edmonton cut into Hamilton’s lead before the end of the period when SB Don Blair teamed up with QB Jimmy Kemp for a 44-yard TD reception. Fleming’s convert rounded out the scoring in the third stanza with the scoreboard displaying Hamilton’s lead at 31-10. In the final period of play Hamilton continued to pull away from the Eskimos when SB Mike Morreale and Danny McManus hooked up for a 92-yard completion and the major at 1:22. The play marked the longest of both players’ careers. Osbaldiston nailed the convert and then proceeded to kick a 53-yard punting single to complete the scoring in the match. The win gives Hamilton the best record in the CFL while Edmonton’s loss ties them with Calgary for first in the West.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Edmonton and Hamilton Matchups
1997Week 9HAM 24 @ EDM 28
Week 18EDM 30 @ HAM 19
1998Week 6HAM 39 @ EDM 10
Week 7EDM 23 @ HAM 48

Eskimos record vs Tiger-Cats (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Edmonton 7–2–0 (0.778)
  • at Hamilton 6–4–0 (0.600)
  • Edmonton Total 13–6–0 (0.684)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Edmonton 20–7–0 (0.741)
  • at Hamilton 17–10–1 (0.625)
  • Edmonton Total 37–17–1 (0.682)

Streaks as of Aug. 7, 1998 (Regular Season)

Eskimos streak at home vs Tiger-Cats
Eskimos streak overall vs Tiger-Cats


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tiger-Cats 7 21 3 8 39
Eskimos 3 0 7 0 10

Tiger-Cats coach: Ron Lancaster (W)
Eskimos coach: Kay Stephenson (L)

Tiger-Cats (5-1-0) Next vs Eskimos Aug 13
Eskimos (4-2-0) Next @ Tiger-Cats Aug 13

Game Time Weather in Edmonton, AB

August 7th Hourly Weather Summary for Edmonton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
City Centre A 7:00 PM Clear 22.5°C NNE (120°) at 13 km/h 43% 93.27 kPa
City Centre A 8:00 PM Clear 20.5°C NNE (160°) at 15 km/h 47% 93.30 kPa
City Centre A 9:00 PM Mainly Clear 20.3°C NNE (180°) at 7 km/h 45% 93.33 kPa
City Centre A 10:00 PM Clear 18.9°C NNE (230°) at 9 km/h 55% 93.39 kPa

Conditions at Edmonton City Centre A (4.09 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

League Records Set and Approached in HAM @ EDM
Including known plays over 55 yards

Regular Season
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR
Longest Pass – Play -- -- 92 yards Danny McManus
to Mike Morreale (TD)
Longest Reception – Play -- -- 92 yards Mike Morreale
from Danny McManus (TD)


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)