Argos on record pace while Eskimos' Mike Reilly red hot

Mike Reilly, shown here facing the Bombers earlier this month, has league-leading stats for the...

Mike Reilly, shown here facing the Bombers earlier this month, has league-leading stats for the second third of the season. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:25 PM ET

EDMONTON - It’s the hottest team in the CFL versus the hottest quarterback in the league.

In terms of opposition, the Edmonton Eskimos are going from worst (Winnipeg) to first (Toronto). But they’re doing it with Mike Reilly, who just happened to pass for 511 yards against Toronto in a losing cause earlier this year and has been the top QB in the league ever since.

First and Toronto don’t frequently appear in the same sentence but the Argos are the defending Grey Cup champions and there’s not much denying that they’re coming into Commonwealth Stadium as the top team in the league right now.

Win this one and the team which has moved up to No. 1 on everybody’s power rankings, will make history.

The Argos are completing a four-game “road trip” and, so far, are 3-0. It’s rare for a team to play four consecutive games on the road. And it’s never happened that a team went 4-0.


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