However, it is the Eskimos’ defense that continues to play at a very high level, so much so they played a major part in generating the Eskimos points and great field position Friday night in their 42-10 romp over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Friday night the Eskimos got two first half touchdowns from turnovers–a Clint Kent 29 yard fumble return for a touchdown and a T.J. Hill 32 yard interception return for a touchdown.
The Eskimos also generated four other points in the first half from two other Winnipeg turnovers.
Still, it is the Eskimos’ offense that continues to be of significant concern. Quarterback Steven Jyles, was ok, not great. I know he had 272 yards passing, but still had two interceptions to one touchdown.
Running back Hugh Charles’ statistics meanwhile were inflated. Seventy-six of his 196 total yards of offense came on one play when the score was completely in Edmonton’s favour.
The Eskimos defense grade on Friday was an A+ and their offense grade was a B with an overall grade of an A-. With the win, Edmonton improves to 2-1 and Winnipeg falls to 0-3.