Bottom-dwelling Esks face league's hottest D-line

The Eskimos offensive line, shown here in practice earlier this season, will face arguably the...

The Eskimos offensive line, shown here in practice earlier this season, will face arguably the league's toughest defensive line. (Amber Bracken/QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:17 PM ET

EDMONTON - As if the Edmonton Eskimos offensive line didn’t have enough in the way of challenges recently, now they have to prepare for back-to-back games against the league’s angriest, most get-after-’em defensive front.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will come into Commonwealth Stadium looking for their 600th franchise win on Saturday’s game (4:30 p.m., TSN, 630 CHED) with a CFL-best 38 sacks on the season over the first 10 games. And that pressure was a big part of their upset victory over the first-place Saskatchewan Roughriders last week to improve to just 2-8 and sit a game ahead of Edmonton.

“They’re a tremendous group,” Kavis Reed said of the team he last co-ordinated the defence of, prior to becoming the head coach in Edmonton in 2011. “They’re arguably right now the best defensive line.

“That you could make a tremendous argument for.”


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