Comeback of the year

Coach Pinball Mike Clemons (Sun Photo: Stan Behal)

Coach Pinball Mike Clemons (Sun Photo: Stan Behal)

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 10:30 AM ET

The Toronto Argos might be writing the comeback story of the year in the CFL.

With seven wins in their last eight games, the Double Blue is the hottest team in the league and is surging toward the playoffs.

Tied for first place in the East, a win over Edmonton today coupled with a Winnipeg loss tomorrow would clinch at least a home playoff game.

But two short months ago the Argos were 2-5 and in a boatload of trouble because of an incredible rash of injuries.

"We start the season and we have lost the defensive player of the year (in 2005) in the East (Michael Fletcher) and the offensive player of the league (Damon Allen) is lost in the second play of the first game," recalled Toronto coach Michael (Pinball) Clemons.

From there, it only got worse.

"We have had three of our five offensive linemen miss multiple games and four of our five receivers miss multiple games," continued Clemons.

"All five of our running backs have missed multiple games and our starting quarterback missed half the season."

But as the club started to return to health in mid-August, the hot streak began.

"We have been the best team (in the league) for a while, but we haven't been able to showcase it because of injuries, but now we're showing who we are," said Arland Bruce.


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