Argos-Eskimos has makings of special game

Argonauts' Chad Owens leads during a recent team practice. Owens is expected to return to the...

Argonauts' Chad Owens leads during a recent team practice. Owens is expected to return to the lineup when Toronto takes on Edmonton on Saturday. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:03 AM ET

EDMONTON - With so many games left to be played and so many roster moves likely to be made, it would be foolish to describe Saturday’s kickoff pitting the host Eskimos versus the Argos as a statement game.

At the same time, the many subplots and connections linking the two teams does help create a backdrop that doesn’t come along very often.

More than anything, Saturday is an opportunity for the CFL to actually relish a well-played and well-coached game following the many snooze-fests that have characterized the season.

The return of football to Ottawa has diluted the product, the inordinate number of injuries and lack of quarterback talent in the East has created an imbalance that’s as one-sided as it is embarrassing.


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