Edmonton Eskimo offence dried up in the downpour

Edmonton Eskimos' Hugh Charles is tackled by BC Lions' J.R. Larose during a CFL game at...

Edmonton Eskimos' Hugh Charles is tackled by BC Lions' J.R. Larose during a CFL game at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Perry Mah/Edmonton Sun/QMI Agency

Robert Tychkowski, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:24 PM ET

Three points?

Yes it was raining — hard — but this is the CFL. You should be able to put up 20 if the game is being played at the bottom of the North Saskatchewan River.

So for an offence to generate just three measly points in a home game at Commonwealth Stadium is somewhere between embarrassing and inexcusable.

“I really don’t know (what happened), I’m at a loss for words, too,” said running back Hugh Charles, as shocked as anyone after Saturday’s 17-3 loss to the BC Lions. “We had the (3-1) lead going into the half, which was good, everybody was feeling good about that, but coming out (for the third quarter), it just shut off.”

The Lions rattled off a couple of quick touchdowns in the third quarter and the Eskimos, who’d done a reasonable job controlling the game in a smash-mouth first half, had to switch gears.

 

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