Stampeders win streak was tenuous at best

Corey Mace of the Calgary Stampeders runs onto the field prior to taking on the BC Lions during CFL...

Corey Mace of the Calgary Stampeders runs onto the field prior to taking on the BC Lions during CFL football in Calgary, Alta. on Friday August 1, 2014. (Al Charest/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency)

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:42 AM ET

It was only a matter of time.

The Calgary Stampeders’ season-opening winning streak was well-deserved.

But it was also tenuous.

The offence failed to fire in tight back-to-back wins over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Edmonton Eskimos. The defence and special teams rode to the rescue.

So the cracks were visible in the four-game streak.

Some fans preferred the ostrich approach. Some were angry that reporters had the gall to question an unbeaten team — the CFL’s lone squad with a clean sheet.

Of course, the Stamps coaching staff went to work on the issues, hoping to kick-start a stagnant attack before the problems showed up in the standings.

Which brings us to Friday night.

Bo Levi Mitchell’s offence was slightly better — thanks, in large part, to Martell Mallett’s solid return to the gridiron after a five-year sabbatical.

The former CFL rookie of the year was the first Stamps running back to crack the 100-yard mark this season.


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