The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1966 Season

Season Summary

Edmonton Eskimos 1966 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1966 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 3 1 2 0 2 43 48 W1 1-2-0
Regular Season 16 6 9 1 13 251 328 L1 1-4-1
    Home 8 2 6 0 4 112 186 L4 2-4-0
    Visitor 8 4 3 1 9 139 142 W1 3-2-1
   Divisional opponent 12 5 6 1 11 201 214 L1 2-3-1
   Non-divisional opponent 4 1 3 0 2 50 114 L3 1-3-0

Full 1966 League Standings

Edmonton Eskimos 1966 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.461 2-4-0 (6) 3-2-1 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.571 0-2-0 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.313
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.406
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.594
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.531
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.643
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.500
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.786
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.357

Coaches

Head Coach

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1966 Edmonton Eskimos Attendance

  • Capacity: 20,667
  • Total: 149,031
  • High: 21,000
  • Avg: 18,628 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1965 Avg: +1,720
  • Low: 16,400
  • Sellouts: 1
  • % of Capacity: 90.14
  • Diff from League Avg: -2,201

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Team Scoring

19661965 +/-
Average Combined Score 36.19 4.88 -
Average Winning Score 20.83 0.83 +
Average Losing Score 12.00 2.27 -
Average Home Score 14.00 1.63 -
Average Visitor Score 17.38 0.88 +
Average Margin of Victory 11.00 7.60 +
Average Margin of Loss 15.89 1.34 +

Stadium

  • 1966 home stadium: Clarke Stadium
  • Capacity: 20,667
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1954 – Expansion

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Edmonton 43034 355893 502878 232346 112 (14.0)139 (17.4)251 (15.7)
Opponent 403676 514899 431861 524092 142 (17.8)186 (23.3)328 (20.5)

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 3 (0-3-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (1-2-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (2-2-1) 5 (2-3-0) 3 (1-2-0) 8 (3-4-1)
After 2nd 2 (1-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-3-1) 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 11 (2-8-1)
After 3rd 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 6 (4-1-1) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 9 (6-2-1) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0)
After 4th 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 3 (0-3-0) 6 (6-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 9 (0-9-0)

Edmonton Eskimos 1966 Player Awards and Nominations

1966 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Jim “Long Gone” Thomas (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — E.A. Sims, Jr. (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Ron Brewer (Team Nominee)

Edmonton Eskimos 1966 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) Ed Turek (HB) Waterloo Lutheran
2–1 (10) Bob Bennett (T) Alberta
3–1 (19) Art Froese (HB) Western Ontario
4–1 (28) Gary Seymour (DE) Saskatchewan
5–1 Pass
6–1 Pass
7–1 Pass
8–1 Pass
9–1 Pass
10–1 Pass

Edmonton Eskimos 1966 All-Star Selections

3 All-Canadian Selections
HB Jim “Long Gone” Thomas
E Tommy Joe Coffey
DE E.A. Sims, Jr.
3 All-Division Selections
HB Jim “Long Gone” Thomas*
DE E.A. Sims, Jr.
DHB Bill Redell

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 1
Sat. July 9
EDM 7 @ CGY 13 L 14,245
5
Fri. July 15
WPG 28 @ EDM 27 L 10,000
B 11
Sat. July 23
TOR 7 @ EDM 9 W 7,500
1 17
Fri. July 29
10:00 PM
SSK 40 @ EDM 13 L 16,400
18
Tue. Aug. 2
EDM 7 @ WPG 26 L 15,112
2 23
Mon. Aug. 8
EDM 27 @ BC 7 W 32,284
25
Fri. Aug. 12
WPG 10 @ EDM 9 L 17,557
4 33
Mon. Aug. 22
EDM 18 @ SSK 17 W 18,052
36
Sat. Aug. 27
CGY 5 @ EDM 26 W 19,800 CBC
6 40
Fri. Sept. 2
BC 6 @ EDM 13 W 19,930
7 44
Fri. Sept. 9
EDM 8 @ MTL 3 W 18,000 CTV
47
Sun. Sept. 11
EDM 14 @ TOR 34 L 21,685 CTV
9 53
Mon. Sept. 19
OTT 49 @ EDM 21 L 18,341
55
Sat. Sept. 24
EDM 18 @ CGY 18 T 19,886
10 62
Sat. Oct. 1
HAM 28 @ EDM 7 L 18,000
11 68
Mon. Oct. 10
BC 19 @ EDM 7 L 18,003 CTV
12 74
Sun. Oct. 16
EDM 14 @ WPG 16 L 19,020 CTV
13 77
Sat. Oct. 22
EDM 33 @ SSK 21 W 18,000
14 81
Sat. Oct. 29
CGY 29 @ EDM 16 L 21,000 CBC
P1 86
Sun. Nov. 6
EDM 8 @ WPG 16 L 15,463