All is not lost if Eskimos lose to Lions

The Eskimos could salvage the season if they lose to B.C. Saturday after last weekend's 17-3...

The Eskimos could salvage the season if they lose to B.C. Saturday after last weekend's 17-3 thrashing, but history shows it would be difficult. (Amber Bracken, Edmonton Sun)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:23 PM ET

EDMONTON - Two wrongs will definitely not make things all right for the Edmonton Eskimos.

After finding themselves on the wrong side of a 17-3 score against the B.C. Lions last Saturday, they will have to turn around and face the same opponent right away again this week.

On the road.

After suffering their worst and most embarrassing loss of this young season.

But hardly the worst of all time.

In fact, the Eskimos have made a habit of taking one bad, embarrassing and inexcusable loss per season recently.

Last year, the Eskimos went into Regina and were handed a 17-1 defeat by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Week 2.

The season prior to that, the Eskimos started out 5-0 before getting obliterated 36-1 in Week 8 to a Lions squad that was 1-7 up to that point, before using Edmonton as a springboard to a Grey Cup championship that November.


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