The Edmonton Eskimos 1966 Season

Season Summary

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

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)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Sat Jul 9
EDM 7 @ CGY 13 L 14,245  
A
Fri Jul 15
WPG 28 @ EDM 27 L 10,000  
B
Sat Jul 23
TOR 7 @ EDM 9 W 7,500  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Fri Jul 29 10:00 PM
SSK 40 @ EDM 13 L 16,400  
1
Tue Aug 2
EDM 7 @ WPG 26 L 15,112  
2
Mon Aug 8
EDM 27 @ BC 7 W 32,284  
2
Fri Aug 12
WPG 10 @ EDM 9 L 17,557  
4
Mon Aug 22
EDM 18 @ SSK 17 W 18,052  
4
Sat Aug 27
CGY 5 @ EDM 26 W 19,800 CBC
6
Fri Sep 2
BC 6 @ EDM 13 W 19,930  
7
Fri Sep 9
EDM 8 @ MTL 3 W 18,000 CTV
7
Sun Sep 11
EDM 14 @ TOR 34 L 21,685 CTV
9
Mon Sep 19
OTT 49 @ EDM 21 L 18,341  
9
Sat Sep 24
EDM 18 @ CGY 18 T 19,886  
10
Sat Oct 1
HAM 28 @ EDM 7 L 18,000  
11
Mon Oct 10
BC 19 @ EDM 7 L 18,003 CTV
12
Sun Oct 16
EDM 14 @ WPG 16 L 19,020 CTV
13
Sat Oct 22
EDM 33 @ SSK 21 W 18,000  
14
Sat Oct 29
CGY 29 @ EDM 16 L 21,000 CBC
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sun Nov 6
EDM 8 @ WPG 16 L 15,463  

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

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 -1.62
Average Visitor Score 17.38 +0.88
Average Margin of Victory 11.00 +7.60
Average Margin of Loss 15.89 +1.34

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)

Coaches

Head Coach

Edmonton Eskimos 1966 Player Awards and Nominations

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

Edmonton Eskimos 1966 All-Star Selections

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

* – indicates unanimous selection

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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

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