EDITORIAL BY GRAYDON FOX
1st Place: $25 Amazon gift card
2nd-5th Place: $10 Amazon gift card
If there are ties, a random drawing will determine the winner.
Top 5 Winners:
- Lesley Paxton (358 points)
- Robert Millwater (350 points)
- Randall Williams (329 points)
- Brian Ponthier (329 points)
- Timber Hofer (329 points)
“The Crowd” projects a final score of Edmonton 27.2 – Toronto 24.2 with an over/under of 51.4.
2018 Statistics (9 total teams):
Point differential: Edmonton +2 (5th) > Toronto -39 (8th)
Points per game: Edmonton 28.0 (3rd) > Toronto 15.3 (9th)
Points allowed per game: Edmonton 27.5 (6th) > Toronto 28.3 (7th)
Passing yards per game: Edmonton 342.5 (1st) > Toronto 181.3 (8th)
Rushing yards per game: Edmonton 97.0 (7th) > Toronto 91.7 (8th)
Turnovers: Toronto 4 (2nd) > Edmonton 8 (8th)
Toronto pulled off a 20-17 home upset over the Edmonton Eskimos in week four. Edmonton held a 17-12 lead late in the fourth quarter but a last minute touchdown ultimately proved to be their undoing. Edmonton outgained Toronto 426-362 in total yardage but couldn’t get the key stop on defense. James Franklin was 16-24 for 217 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the victory. James Wilder Jr. carried the ball 21 times for 120 yards (5.7 average) and a touchdown. Mike Reilly threw for 370 yards with a touchdown and an interception in defeat. For the season, Toronto is averaging 15.3 points per game (9th) and allowing 28.3 (7th). Edmonton is averaging 28.0 points per game (3rd) and they are allowing 27.5 (6th).
Toronto controlled the line of scrimmage and ran the ball at will against the Edmonton defense in week four. The Eskimos found success in the passing game but were unable to get into the endzone at their normal rate. Edmonton has the better quarterback and I expect them to bounce back with a victory in front of their home crowd.
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