The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1986 Season

Season Summary

1986 Full Schedule and Results

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1986 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 41 40 W1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 13 4 1 27 540 365 W1 4-1-1
Home 9 8 1 0 16 328 180 W6 6-0-0
Visitor 9 5 3 1 11 212 185 T1 3-2-1
Intra-division 10 9 1 0 18 326 178 W1 5-1-0
Inter-division 8 4 3 1 9 214 187 T1 3-2-1

Full 1986 League Standings

Edmonton Eskimos 1986 Opponent Appearances

Opponent@ EDMEDM @
BC Lions (3)2-0-0 (2)1-0-0 (1)
Calgary Stampeders (3)1-0-0 (1)2-0-0 (2)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2)1-0-0 (1)1-0-0 (1)
Montreal Alouettes (2)1-0-0 (1)0-1-0 (1)
Ottawa Rough Riders (2)1-0-0 (1)0-0-1 (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)1-0-0 (1)0-1-0 (1)

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Denny Creehan – Defensive line
  • Don Sutherin – Defensive secondary
  • Mike Roach – Linebackers
  • Steve Goldman – Offensive backfield
  • Paul Boudreau – Offensive line

Edmonton Eskimos 1986 Attendance

  • Capacity: 60,081
  • High: 53,504
  • Avg: 40,097 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Variance over 1985 Avg: -1,933
  • Low: 32,757
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 66.74
  • Variance from League Avg: +14,322

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Team Scoring

19861985 +/-
Average Combined Score 50.28 0.03 -
Average Winning Score 34.15 4.45 +
Average Losing Score 20.00 2.50 -
Average Home Score 36.44 5.82 +
Average Visitor Score 23.56 0.18 +
Average Margin of Victory 16.54 2.54 +
Average Margin of Loss 10.00 3.50 -

Stadium

  • 1986 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 503484 10261163 9044134 8673159 328 (36.4)212 (23.6)540 (30.0)
Opponent 282149 6656122 194564 6763130 185 (20.6)180 (20.0)365 (20.3)

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 5 (5-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (2-1-0) 2 (1-0-1) 4 (2-2-0) 8 (7-1-0) 4 (3-0-1) 6 (3-3-0)
After 2nd 5 (5-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 5 (3-1-1) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (2-1-0) 10 (8-1-1) 3 (2-1-0) 5 (3-2-0)
After 3rd 8 (7-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (3-1-1) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 13 (10-2-1) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (3-2-0)
After 4th 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (5-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 3 (0-3-0) 13 (13-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 4 (0-4-0)
After OT1 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 0 (0-0-0)

Edmonton Eskimos 1986 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 2 – Matt Dunigan
  • 1 – Tom Richards

Defensive Star

  • 2 – Danny Bass
  • 1 – Craig Shaffer
  • 1 – Cliff Toney

Lineman Star

  • 3 – Stewart Hill
  • 1 – James Zachery
  • 1 – Tom Tuinei
  • 1 – Rudy Phillips
Week Game Date Time (CST ) Result Attendance TV
A 3 Mon. June 9 6:30 PM EDM 7 @ WPG 22 L 21,526
B 7 Mon. June 16 7:30 PM SSK 18 @ EDM 34 W 29,604
1 11 Tue. June 24 7:30 PM EDM 21 @ CGY 20 W 27,120 CTVW
2 17 Thu. July 3 7:30 PM BC 13 @ EDM 36 W 32,757 CBCW
4 23 Sat. July 12 7:00 PM EDM 31 @ SSK 19 W 16,498 CBC
25 Thu. July 17 8:30 PM OTT 39 @ EDM 49 W 33,922 CBCW
6 34 Fri. Aug. 1 7:30 PM TOR 35 @ EDM 34 L 38,672 CTV
7 36 Thu. Aug. 7 7:30 PM EDM 6 @ MTL 17 L 11,203 CBCE
9 42 Fri. Aug. 15 7:30 PM WPG 5 @ EDM 33 W 40,617
10 47 Sat. Aug. 23 5:30 PM EDM 20 @ TOR 26 L 28,833
11 51 Mon. Sept. 1 2:00 PM EDM 42 @ CGY 19 W 33,626 CTV
12 55 Sun. Sept. 7 2:00 PM MTL 22 @ EDM 37 W 37,332
14 61 Fri. Sept. 19 8:00 PM EDM 32 @ BC 3 W 59,478 CTV
64 Fri. Sept. 26 7:30 PM BC 13 @ EDM 31 W 41,570 CTVW
16 69 Sat. Oct. 4 5:30 PM EDM 24 @ HAM 23 W 17,352 CBC
72 Fri. Oct. 10 7:30 PM HAM 9 @ EDM 28 W 38,385
18 79 Sun. Oct. 19 1:00 PM CGY 30 @ EDM 38 W 53,504 CTV
81 Sat. Oct. 25 7:30 PM EDM 20 @ WPG 42 L 32,946
19 85 Sat. Nov. 1 12:30 PM EDM 16 @ OTT 16 OT T 14,058 CTV
20 91 Sun. Nov. 9 3:00 PM SSK 14 @ EDM 42 W 44,121 CTV
Playoffs Week 1 94 Sun. Nov. 16 3:30 PM CGY 18 @ EDM 27 W 24,065 CBC
Playoffs Week 2 96 Sun. Nov. 23 3:30 PM BC 5 @ EDM 41 W 32,490 CTV
Grey Cup 97 Sun. Nov. 30 3:00 PM HAM 39 vs EDM 15 L 59,621 CTV, CBC