The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1987 Season

Season Summary

1987 Full Schedule and Results

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1987 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 54 64 L1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 11 7 0 22 617 462 W1 3-3-0
Home 9 7 2 0 14 358 217 L1 5-1-0
Visitor 9 4 5 0 8 259 245 W1 2-4-0
Intra-division 8 4 4 0 8 260 192 L2 3-3-0
Inter-division 10 7 3 0 14 357 270 W2 5-1-0

Full 1987 League Standings

Edmonton Eskimos 1987 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)0-1-0 (1)1-0-0 (1)
Ottawa Rough Riders (3)2-0-0 (2)1-0-0 (1)
Saskatchewan Roughriders (4)2-0-0 (2)1-1-0 (2)
Toronto Argonauts (2)1-0-0 (1)0-1-0 (1)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3)1-0-0 (1)1-1-0 (2)

Coaches

Head Coaches

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Assistant Coaches
  • Doug Sams – Defensive line
  • Don Sutherin – Defensive secondary
  • Mike Roach – Linebackers
  • Steve Goldman – Offensive backfield
  • Gary Durchik – Offensive line

Edmonton Eskimos 1987 Attendance

  • Capacity: 60,081
  • High: 40,486
  • Avg: 33,581 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Variance over 1986 Avg: -6,515
  • Low: 29,930
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 55.89
  • Variance from League Avg: +7,591

More 1987 Attendance Numbers

Team Scoring

19871986 +/-
Average Combined Score 59.94 9.67 +
Average Winning Score 41.09 6.94 +
Average Losing Score 23.57 3.57 +
Average Home Score 39.78 3.33 +
Average Visitor Score 28.78 5.22 +
Average Margin of Victory 19.36 2.83 +
Average Margin of Loss 8.29 1.71 -

Stadium

  • 1987 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 8856144 9295187 12556181 5352105 358 (39.8)259 (28.8)617 (34.3)
Opponent 425395 5359112 4174115 8159140 245 (27.2)217 (24.1)462 (25.7)

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 7 (6-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 5 (3-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 12 (9-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (2-4-0)
After 2nd 9 (7-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 14 (11-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0)
After 3rd 8 (7-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 12 (11-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0)
After 4th 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 11 (11-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0)

Edmonton Eskimos 1987 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 2 – Matt Dunigan
  • 1 – Henry Williams

Defensive Star

  • 2 – Stanley Blair
  • 1 – Danny Bass

Lineman Star

  • 4 – Stewart Hill
Week Game Date Time (EDT ) Result Attendance TV
A 3 Sat. June 6 8:00 PM CGY 33 @ EDM 39 W 34,501
B 9 Tue. June 16 10:30 PM EDM 15 @ BC 31 L 28,384
1 13 Sat. June 27 8:00 PM CGY 16 @ EDM 54 W 29,930 CBC
3 18 Sun. July 5 1:30 PM EDM 36 @ HAM 33 W 15,720 CFN
21 Sun. July 12 4:00 PM HAM 40 @ EDM 30 L 32,265 CFN
4 24 Sat. July 18 8:00 PM EDM 18 @ BC 26 L 43,772 CBC
5 27 Fri. July 24 8:00 PM EDM 42 @ WPG 28 W 29,260 CFN
6 31 Sat. Aug. 1 8:00 PM SSK 28 @ EDM 38 W 30,399 CBC
33 Fri. Aug. 7 8:00 PM EDM 20 @ TOR 23 L 30,264 CFN
9 42 Sun. Aug. 23 4:00 PM OTT 24 @ EDM 45 W 32,167 CFN
43 Fri. Aug. 28 8:00 PM EDM 39 @ SSK 13 W 24,000 CFN
10 47 Mon. Sept. 7 4:00 PM EDM 20 @ CGY 29 L 33,842 CFN
11 50 Sat. Sept. 12 8:00 PM TOR 20 @ EDM 42 W 40,486 CBC
53 Sat. Sept. 19 8:00 PM SSK 13 @ EDM 34 W 31,862 CBC
13 59 Fri. Oct. 2 8:00 PM OTT 19 @ EDM 34 W 31,331 CFN
15 66 Mon. Oct. 12 3:00 PM EDM 20 @ WPG 38 L 24,999 CBC
69 Sun. Oct. 18 4:00 PM EDM 25 @ SSK 34 L 24,282 CFN
16 72 Sun. Oct. 25 2:00 PM WPG 24 @ EDM 49 W 33,376 CBC
17 77 Sun. Nov. 1 4:00 PM BC 33 @ EDM 32 L 40,414 CFN
18 79 Sat. Nov. 7 1:30 PM EDM 39 @ OTT 21 W 15,107 CBC
Playoffs Week 1 83 Sun. Nov. 15 4:30 PM CGY 16 @ EDM 30 W 26,809 CFN
Playoffs Week 2 85 Sun. Nov. 22 4:30 PM EDM 31 @ BC 7 W 44,385 CBC
Grey Cup 86 Sun. Nov. 29 5:30 PM TOR 36 vs EDM 38 W 59,478 CBC