Rambo grabs first TD

DAN TOTH -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 12:11 PM ET

Henry Burris completed 22 passes last night but one stood out from the rest.

A 57-yard rocket to Ken-Yon Rambo provided the Calgary Stampeders with their only touchdown in a season-opening 22-16 loss, one of the few big plays the offence managed against the Toronto Argos.

"We came out in the second half and showed what we could do," Rambo said of the over-the-top toss that pulled the Stampeders within 12.

The Argos, defending Grey Cup champions, provided Calgary a stern test with a defence that mixes coverages and confuses quarterbacks.

Although Stamps pivot Henry Burris overthrew Rambo -- who made four receptions for 88 yards to lead all Stamps receivers -- and Jeremaine Copeland on deep routes for other potential long gains, it was hard to find open receivers in the Argos secondary.

"Great defence," Rambo said with a shrug. "They mixed it up with different coverages and we were talking about how they might have the most difficult coverages in the CFL."

Stampeders head coach Tom Higgins said Burris spent much of the night under pressure.

"Any time you put pressure on your quarterback, he's making decisions he might not want to make," Higgins said. "Toronto does a very good job of creating turnovers and that's why we're on the short end tonight."


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