The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1983 Season

Season Summary

Edmonton Eskimos 1983 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1983 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 3 0 2 94 121 L1 1-3-0
Regular Season 16 8 8 0 16 450 377 L2 2-4-0
Home 8 4 4 0 8 222 204 L1 3-3-0
Visitor 8 4 4 0 8 228 173 L3 2-4-0
Intra-division 8 3 5 0 6 204 215 L1 2-4-0
Inter-division 8 5 3 0 10 246 162 L1 3-3-0

Full 1983 League Standings

Edmonton Eskimos 1983 Opponent Appearances

Opponent@ EDMEDM @
BC Lions (2)0-1-0 (1)0-1-0 (1)
Calgary Stampeders (2)1-0-0 (1)0-1-0 (1)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2)1-0-0 (1)1-0-0 (1)
Ottawa Rough Riders (2)0-1-0 (1)1-0-0 (1)
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2)1-0-0 (1)1-0-0 (1)
Toronto Argonauts (2)0-1-0 (1)0-1-0 (1)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2)0-1-0 (1)0-1-0 (1)
Montreal Concordes (2)1-0-0 (1)1-0-0 (1)

Coaches

Head Coaches

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Edmonton Eskimos 1983 Attendance

  • Capacity: 60,081
  • High: 53,577
  • Avg: 50,021 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Variance over 1982 Avg: -7,879
  • Low: 39,742
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 83.26
  • Variance from League Avg: +19,818

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Team Scoring

19831982 +/-
Average Combined Score 27.00 1.19 +
Average Winning Score 39.38 0.92 +
Average Losing Score 16.88 7.33 -
Average Home Score 27.75 4.13 -
Average Visitor Score 28.50 7.63 -
Average Margin of Victory 39.38 0.92 +
Average Margin of Loss 20.13 10.08 -

Stadium

  • 1983 home stadium: Commonwealth Stadium
  • Capacity: 60,081
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1983 – 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 354075 7573148 5058108 6257119 222 (27.8)228 (28.5)450 (28.1)
Opponent 424486 7834112 503787 345892 173 (21.6)204 (25.5)377 (23.6)

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 (2-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 7 (6-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 8 (1-7-0)
After 2nd 5 (3-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 9 (7-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (1-6-0)
After 3rd 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 6 (4-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 10 (7-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0)
After 4th 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0)

Edmonton Eskimos 1983 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 2 – Warren Moon
  • Defensive Star

    • 1 – James Parker
    • 1 – Larry Highbaugh

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Tom Tuinei
  • 1 – Leo Blanchard

Edmonton Eskimos 1983 Player Awards and Nominations

1983 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Warren Moon (Winner)
  • Defensive Player — Joe Hollimon (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Leo Blanchard (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Brian Fryer (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Paul Hickie (Team Nominee)

Edmonton Eskimos 1983 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–4 (4) [HAM] Peter Bos (OG) British Columbia
1–9 (9) Tony Lawson (DE) McGill
2–7 (16) [WPG] Dale Kinney (DE) St. Francis Xavier
2–9 (18) Stew Andrews (LB) Alberta
3–9 (27) Rick Makos (OG) Toronto
4–9 (36) Steve Hall (WR) Guelph
5–9 (45) Jerry Philip (DB) York
6–9 (54) Paul Hickie (K) Saskatchewan
7–9 (63) Gord Reinich (SB) Alberta
8–9 (72) Jamie Crawford (QB) Alberta
Week Details (EDT
A 4
Fri. June 10
BC 52 @ EDM 20 L 42,196
B 9
Sat. June 18
9:00 PM
EDM 9 @ SSK 20 L 22,095
C 11
Wed. June 22
9:30 PM
WPG 17 @ EDM 34 W 38,951
D 17
Wed. June 29
9:30 PM
EDM 31 @ CGY 32 L 21,838
1 22
Sat. July 9
5:00 PM
EDM 35 @ HAM 32 W 17,211 CBC
2 24
Fri. July 15
7:30 PM
WPG 20 @ EDM 18 L 39,742 CTV
4 31
Thu. July 28
8:00 PM
EDM 44 @ OTT 4 W 18,622
5 35
Fri. Aug. 5
7:30 PM
SSK 21 @ EDM 36 W 51,448 CTV
6 39
Fri. Aug. 12
7:30 PM
BC 43 @ EDM 13 L 52,765 CTV
7 44
Sat. Aug. 20
5:30 PM
EDM 28 @ MTL 15 W 20,126 CBC
8 48
Fri. Aug. 26
7:30 PM
OTT 17 @ EDM 14 L 49,880 CTV
9 53
Mon. Sept. 5
2:00 PM
EDM 15 @ CGY 18 L 30,481 CBC
10 58
Sun. Sept. 11
2:00 PM
HAM 21 @ EDM 50 W 51,428 CTV
11 62
Sun. Sept. 18
1:30 PM
EDM 46 @ SSK 21 W 28,377
12 66
Sun. Sept. 25
3:00 PM
EDM 30 @ BC 31 L 52,430 CBC
13 70
Sun. Oct. 2
2:00 PM
CGY 28 @ EDM 31 W 52,255 CTV
14 72
Sun. Oct. 9
1:30 PM
EDM 15 @ TOR 19 L 27,746 CBC
15 76
Sat. Oct. 15
7:30 PM
MTL 32 @ EDM 45 W 49,074 CTV
16 82
Sun. Oct. 23
2:00 PM
EDM 15 @ WPG 33 L 24,206 CBC
17 84
Sat. Oct. 29
7:30 PM
TOR 22 @ EDM 15 L 53,577 CTV
P1 92
Sun. Nov. 13
4:00 PM
EDM 22 @ WPG 49 L 31,379 CTV