Argos jump to first in East with win in Montreal

Argos running back Steve Slaton celebrates one of his two touchdowns in Montreal on Friday night....

Argos running back Steve Slaton celebrates one of his two touchdowns in Montreal on Friday night. (Christinne Muschi/Reuters)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:17 AM ET

MONTREAL - The Argos may have found their piece to replace Chad Kackert, providing some peace of mind.

It’s the other skill positions on offence, minus quarterback, that must now be addressed, but progress of any kind during such a rough stretch of inefficiency must be viewed as an encouraging sign.

More encouraging, naturally, is a win on a night when a win was absolutely required at such a critical stage of the Argos’ season.

From worst to first, at least for one day, the Argos ended a three-game losing streak by beating a very bad Als team 31-5 on Friday night at disinterested and disappointed Molson Stadium.

Steve Slaton scored two touchdowns, each as a receiver from Ricky Ray, and did a decent job in blitz pickup.

He doesn’t have Kackert’s burst, but Slaton makes defenders miss with his cut-back ability.

With Slaton stepping up, Curtis Steele ran hard when he was given touches.


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