103rd Grey Cup@Winnipeg(Sun.,Nov.28th,2015)
Greetings from chilly Winnipeg! It was the 103rd Grey Cup and the 14th Grey Cup victory for the Edmonton Eskimos, who have been competing for the trophy since the late 1940’s. The final score in favor of the Edmonton Eskimos was 26-20, on Sunday night. It was Eskimos day and it has been over ten years since they last hoisted The Grey Cup.
Edmonton’s Mike Reilly outplayed Ottawa’s Henry Burris as the game progressed, throwing for 269 yards and a pair of scores while adding 66 yards on the ground. Ottawa was able to move the ball through the air. For the first time in team history, four receivers went over 1,000 yards, while Burris led the league with 5,703 passing yard. Burris threw to multiple receivers during the Redblacks’ first drive gaining 70 yards in 2:40,then a touchdown reception.
Early in the game, luck was on the side of Ottawa as they got the ball right back after recovering a fumble on the kickoff at the Edmonton 40-yard line. The Redblacks marched down the field, 13-0 with a missed extra point.
The teams battled back and forth for four quarters. A one-yard run by backup quarterback Jordan Lynch with three minutes left in the game won the 103rd Grey Cup for the Edmonton Eskimos over the Ottawa Redblacks. And maybe Ottawa became too conservative with 1:50 left in the game. Electing not to go for the third down and instead punting the ball away to Edmonton. Edmonton’s offence ate up the clock and make the final score Eskimos 26- Redblacks 20. It was an exciting game and the fans got their money’s worth. Kudo to the Ottawa Redblacks who made it to the Grey Cup only two years in the CFL