Monday, November 9, 2009


That was satisfying, especially the two trips by the secondary to the Lund powerboat. Hamilton's 39 to 17 win puts the Cats at 0.500 for the regular season, secures a home playoff spot for the first time since 2001 and gives the Cats a three game winning streak going in to next week's game at Ivor Wynne against BC where they are 6 and 3 this season.

The defence was especially good, with the Bombers only scoring three points in the last three quarters. Admittedly it was Michael Bishop, but the Cats did a decent job of bottling up running back Fred Reid. Why the Bombers didn't have Bishop try to run more and move the chains is beyond me. Bizarrely it seems that Bomber coach Mike Kelly will be back next year, which can only be good for the Ticats 2010 playoff chances.

Cobb frankly had a subpar day, rushing 21 times for 77 yards for a 3.7 yard average, however the Bomber run defence is probably the best in the league (apart from Montreal). Good to see the Cats kept running though, as it kept the Bomber defence honest.

Glenn was good, with 28 for 42 passing for 316 yards with a TD, but two picks. McDaniel was the hero of the receiving corps, with seven grabs for 91 yards, but also Stala, Bruce and James had good games, with even John Williams having one reception for 14 yards. Eight different receivers had at last one catch in the game, which shows good diversity on offense. By contrast, Winnipeg only had four different receivers catching a pass, but Bishop only completed eight passes.

Ito did decently with a 40 yard average on ten punts, plus three for three on field goals, even if one is of the phantom variety.

BC looks pretty beat up in the quarterback department and lost in rather lacklustre fashion to Edmonton on Friday so the Cats are looking good. The Cats have beaten BC twice this year and I'm guessing if they win this will be the first time the Cats have ever beat the Lions three times in one season. Should be a good game and hopefully a good crowd at Ivor Wynne

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