It’s pretty basic, really.
When your defence outscores your offence, your chances of winning in the CFL are just this side of none. Especially when you give up 32 points.
On a beautiful Ottawa day, it got ugly — plain ugly — Sunday afternoon at TD Place.
The Ottawa RedBlacks, wearing their spiffy new third jerseys, lost their seventh game of the season, 32-7 to the Calgary Stampeders.
Once again, the RedBlacks defence played with a bend-but-don’t break mentality that held up for three quarters or so and the offence was so erratic that Henry Burris, one of the CFL’s best quarterbacks of the past decade, heard some boos. Backup QB Thomas DeMarco was cheered when he came into the game with 3:50 left.
But Ottawa quickly coughed up the ball on downs.
At least, the RedBlacks receivers cut down on the drops.
But the offence wasn’t able to sustain any long drives.
Ottawa started the game on fire.