Calgary Stampeders offence strives to match defence

Simon Charbonneau-Campeau of the Calgary Stampeders is tackled by Aaron Grymes of the Edmonton...

Simon Charbonneau-Campeau of the Calgary Stampeders is tackled by Aaron Grymes of the Edmonton Eskimos at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Sept. 1, 2014. (AL CHAREST/QMI Agency)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:06 PM ET

CALGARY - The praise headed toward the Calgary Stampeders’ defence in the coming days is warranted.

The facts can no longer be ignored.

Not only are the Stampeders defenders by far the league leaders in fewest points allowed, but Monday’s 28-13 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos makes it two consecutive games without surrendering an offensive touchdown.

It’s a feat they’ve reached four times in nine games this season.

(It would be five of nine games had the Montreal Alouettes not scored a meaningless last-second touchdown in the opening week.)

That is sheer dominance, and a huge reason the Stamps boast the CFL-best 8-1 record at the season’s midway point.

“They said Edmonton was the best defence, and they have a great defence, but we’ve got a great d-line, linebackers and our secondary doesn’t get enough credit, too,” Stampeders receiver Marquay McDaniel said. “Our defence is playing really good."


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