GAME DAY Calgary Stampeders vs Edmonton Eskimos - September 7, 2015

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Who will win the 50th Labour Day Classic?

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  2. Edmonton Eskimos

  1. Madman

    Madman Administrator
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    May 1, 2012
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    Calgary Stampeders (7-2) vs Edmonton Eskimos (6-3)
    The Labour Day Classic
    Monday September 7, 2015

    McMahon Stadium, Calgary
    2:30pm MDT

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

    [​IMG] Position Chart & Roster
    [​IMG] Game Notes

    Depth Chart


    Preview: Edmonton at Calgary wk.11

    Two of the top defences in the CFL go toe-to-toe for tops in the West Division when the Calgary Stampeders host the Edmonton Eskimos on Mark's Labour Day Weekend.

    The Other Side - Eskimos
    Ahead of the Labour Day Classic, we hear from the Eskimos' Adarius Bowman and Derel Walker.

    Game Preview
    For the 50th time in their storied rivalry, the Calgary Stampeders will play host to the Edmonton Eskimos on Labour Day.

    The teams have met annually on the holiday Monday since 1982 and the Stamps hold a 23-25-1 record in the Labour Day games played against the Eskimos.

    Calgary (7-2, first place in the West) won its fourth straight game with a 36-8 road win over the Blue Bombers while Edmonton (6-3, second place) is 2-2 in its past four games after beating Toronto 38-15 at home. Calgary swept the Eskimos in 2014, winning all three regular season games including a 28-10 victory on Labour Day. Calgary has won 11 straight games against its provincial rival dating back to 2012 and has an 18-5 overall record against Edmonton since 2008.

    The Stamps are 8-3 at home when playing Edmonton under head coach John Hufnagel including a 5-2 Labour Day record.

    The Stamps have a league-best 5-0 record at home in 2015 and are also unbeaten against Western teams at 3-0 while the Eskimos are 2-2 on the road and 2-1 against Western opponents.

    Preview: First place on the line between Esks, Stamps

    The Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos are set to renew hostilities in their annual Labour Day Classic on Monday afternoon at McMahon Stadium.

    There is more than just pride on the line between the two clubs. The Stampeders currently sit one game above the Eskimos in the West for first place in the division. Should the Eskimos secure a win, it will move them into a tie for top spot but a loss will put them another game deeper.

    Both teams are well aware of the stakes that this game carries. Yet the Stampeders seem to have the Eskimos’ number in recent history, winning the last 11 meetings overall and seven of the last 10 Labour Day Classics. Calgary is also riding a three game winning streak in the matchup.

    The game is also a rematch of the West Finals from last season, a game that saw the Stampeders punch their ticket to the Grey Cup with a 43-18 win.

    It was said the Edmonton was not physical enough against the Stampeders, a thought the Esks’ head coach Chris Jones agrees with.

    “It’s at least one of the contributing factors, I would say, the other is missed assignments on defence. We got to protect our quarterback, those are the things we need to do.”
  2. Bumpnrun

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    Jun 5, 2012
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    I would have Boudreaux in and Beltre out.


    The only concern I have is the weather is not looking so good and we all know the Stamps record in the cold is less than flattering. Ball security will be paramount.
    #2 Bumpnrun, Sep 7, 2015
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