GAME DAY Calgary Stampeders at Edmonton Eskimos - September 12, 2015

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Who will win the Labour Day Rematch?

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  1. Madman

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    Calgary Stampeders (8-2) at Edmonton Eskimos (6-4)
    The Labour Day Rematch
    Saturday September 12, 2015

    Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
    7:30pm MDT

    Television: TSN, ESPN3
    Radio: News Talk 770, SiriusXM

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    Preview: Calgary at Edmonton

    The Battle of Alberta rematch heads to Edmonton when the Eskimos welcome the Calgary Stampeders.

    Game Preview
    For the 27th time in their storied rivalry, the Edmonton Eskimos will play host to the Calgary Stampeders at Commonwealth Stadium on the weekend after Labour Day.

    The tradition began in 1989 and, after a rocky start of six straight rematch losses, Calgary has gone 13-7 since 1995 and is now tied with Edmonton with a 13-13 record in the second game of the annual home-and-home series.

    Calgary is currently on streak of eight straight wins dating back to 2007 and has never lost in the rematch under head coach John Hufnagel. The Stamps (8-2, first place in the West) ran their current win streak to five games with a hard-fought 16-7 win over the Eskimos on Labour Day while the loss dropped Edmonton (6-4, second place) to 2-2 in its last four games.

    Calgary also ran its winning streak against the Eskimos to 12 games including a 41-34 win over the Green and Gold in last year’s rematch. Calgary is now 4-0 against Western teams and 2-2 on the road while Edmonton is 4-1 at home and 2-2 against Western opposition.

    Preview: Esks face season-defining game vs. Stamps

    The Edmonton Eskimos aren’t hiding behind the clichés.

    If only one thing is clear before Saturday’s clash with the Stampeders at Commonwealth Stadium, it’s that this Week 12 matchup may define their season. They know it and they aren’t pretending otherwise.

    “We could be six points back or we could be two points out, so that is a big difference,” quarterback Mike Reilly told

    The Eskimos are coming off a 16-7 loss to the Stampeders and are now a game down in the season series, one that will officially conclude on Oct. 10 in Calgary. But a loss on Saturday gives the Stampeders a three-game lead atop the West Division standings and the cushion of a guaranteed tie-breaker when it comes to head-to-head play.

    If the Esks are going to prove their status as an elite team in the CFL, ending a 12-game regular season losing streak vs. the Stamps is a must. Otherwise in the span of six short days they’ll have been relegated to a team no longer in the race for a division title, but one looking to lock down second place instead.

    “It’s a big game and it’s at home, and we didn’t perform so well the last time we played against them, at least on the offensive side of the ball,” said Reilly. “We’ve got a lot of reasons to be ready to play this football game."

    A loss on Labour Day didn’t go entirely according to plan.

    The Eskimos failed to score a touchdown and kicked the ball on their first 15 possessions, ending the game with a turnover on downs. They also didn’t move beyond the Calgary 46-yard-line throughout the game’s first three quarters.

    Rookie starting quarterback and 23-year-old James Franklin generated only 91 net yards and eight first downs on 13 drives, getting pulled in the fourth quarter for Reilly in just his second career start. Yet equally at fault was an O-line that just couldn’t get a push, leading to five sacks against the Esks’ offence and only 42 total rushing yards.

    “When you have 40-something yards rushing, you’re never happy with where your run game is,” said Head Coach Chris Jones. “We’ve got to do a better job of controlling the line of scrimmage and giving our running backs an opportunity to get out there and help us win the football game.”

    The Eskimos will no doubt look like a different team on Saturday night vs. the Stampeders. Reilly is set to return under centre for his first start since the season-opener, when he suffered a knee injury that kept him on the shelf until the Labour Day Classic.
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