Eskimos continue winless streak en route to 1-9 record

Eskimos' Chris Thompson is tied up by Stampeders' Dan Federkeil during CFL action at Commonwealth...

Eskimos' Chris Thompson is tied up by Stampeders' Dan Federkeil during CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium Friday night. (Amber Bracken/QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:53 AM ET

EDMONTON - If the 2013 season is a tale of two halves, then the Edmonton Eskimos must have plagiarized the first chapter all over again in Friday's 22-12 loss to the Calgary Stampeders.

The defeat, in front of a crowd of 33,654 at Commonwealth Stadium for the annual Labour Day rematch, was Edmonton's eighth in a row as they fell to a league-worst 1-9.

After sweating their way to a Labour Day win that saw a 30-point fourth-quarter lead end up in a three-point squeaker, the Stampeders sweated things out once again in a downtown hotel with broken air-conditioning the night before the game.

But no one was feeling the heat more than Hugh O'Neill, who was suffering from a case of the Labour Day series field-goal curse that plagued fellow kicker Grant Shaw last year, where both losses were decided by his last-play misses.

Both of his first-half attempts went wide left to go as missed singles, allowing Calgary to take a 10-9 lead into halftime.


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