Ottawa RedBlacks left to rue missed opportunities

Ottawa RedBlacks Henry Burris looks on during his team's loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the...

Ottawa RedBlacks Henry Burris looks on during his team's loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the second half of their CFL football in Hamilton Saturday. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

TIM BAINES, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 9:29 PM ET

Finding ways to lose is easy.

It's figuring out how to win week after week in the CFL that's a bit more challenging physically and mentally.

If you break down each of their four games, the Ottawa RedBlacks could be sitting high atop the East Division with a 3-1 record. As it is, they're in a logjam of teams, each with one win in what's so far been the CFL Least.

While Edmonton was clearly the better team in Ottawa's second game of the season, the RedBlacks could have beaten Winnipeg and Hamilton (which won 33-23 Saturday) to go along with a win over Toronto.

Against the Ticats, who went into the game winless at 0-3, the RedBlacks cut down on their penalties that fit into the stupid category and substantially decreased the number of times their quarterback was sacked (after five in each of the past two games, Henry Burris went down only once behind the line of scrimmage).


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