BC Lions snap Montreal losing streak; another QB goes down
Two weeks ago, the Montreal Alouettes ended a 15-year winless drought at BC Place, but the Lions last night ended a mini-streak of their own, beating the Als in Montreal for the first time since 2010. With that being said – I know it’s Labour Day Weekend, but CFL Pick’Em is *not* getting any easier. It’s damn near impossible.
You have to think the Lions were relieved to see Tanner Marsh starting for Montreal with Rakeem Cato away from the team dealing with personal issues, because Manny Arcenaux gave the Alouettes some really good bulletin board material last week.
Lions WR Manny Arceneaux: "Montreal isn't good...I don't respect nobody on their side of the ball." Uhhh okay pic.twitter.com/HUaznfmbWx— Joey Alfieri (@joeyalfieri) August 26, 2015
The Als are no good?! Including last night’s game, “The Manny Show” has a total of five catches for 65 yards and a touchdown against Montreal. I guess he’s “mediocre” – but I digress.
There was no “Marsh Madness” last night, as the Montreal QB threw for a depressing 105 yards on 16 completions. Oh yeah – *five interceptions*, too. Maybe Rakeem Cato really is valuable to the Alouettes after all.
Thursday’s game didn’t come without any bad news, though:
It’s definitely unfortunate news for Travis Lulay, who has battled so hard to get back on the field following another shoulder surgery. The good news is that this doesn’t seem to be a very serious injury and it’s *not* his shoulder.
Now let’s get on with Labour Day Weekend and the *real* rivalries! Sunday has the Battle of the Prairies with Brian Brohm’s Bombers taking on the winless Roughriders, while Monday features the Battle of Southern Ontario with the Argos walking into the Donut Den to take on the TiCats. Don’t forget about the Battle of Alberta, either, with the Esks taking on the Stampeders who they’ve lost eleven straight games to.
Both of the Monday’s games have first place in the East and West Divisions on the line for the first time in history – the CFL’s “second season” is here!
– written by Travis Currah