Lions tandem hot for a half

DEREK VAN DIEST -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:43 AM ET

At first glace, it didn't look feasible.

The B.C. Lions scrimmaged 47 yards from the Edmonton end zone with 10 seconds remaining in the first half.

Up 17-10 at the time, they could have settled for the lead, taken a knee and waltzed into the locker-room to plan for the second half.

But why go in up by seven when the 'Jackson Two' were so in sync?

TOOK A SHOT

The Lions took a shot.

Jarious Jackson completed a 38-yard pass to Paris Jackson, and the visitors went on to kick a field goal to close out the half.

The reception was one of four for Jackson in the half, and at the time it looked as though he would eat up the Eskimo secondary for the rest of the night.

But that wasn't the case, as the Lions were held to a single second-half touchdown in a 35-24 loss.

"Things were going well for us in the first half," said Jarious Jackson.

"But we weren't productive in the second half, we kind of bogged down.

"We weren't productive on first down, and when you're second and long, it doesn't matter who you're playing, it's going to be tough."

The Eskimos held Paris Jackson to just one catch for five yards in the second half. He finished the game with five receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown.

"They didn't do anything differently," he said.

MISSED ASSIGNMENTS

"We basically shot ourselves in the foot several times with missed assignments, dropped balls and by not executing our plays."

His quarterback agreed.

"We got away from the things we were doing in the first half," Jarious Jackson said.

"They just played a better game in the second half then we did. That's why they won."


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