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Argonauts Spoil Henoc Muamba’s Return

As I lay on the couch nursing a fierce turkey hangover, I realize I am thankful for one thing: Canadian football. It’s been a long standing tradition to have CFL football for the “Thanksgiving Day Classic” as Suitor and Cuthbert carve the turkey in studio and this year’s Classic featured the surging Argonauts taking on the struggling Alouettes.

And, well, the Argos continue to surge and Als the continue to struggle…

The quarterback carousel continues to spin in Montreal as Rakeem Cato went down to injury in the second quarter.

It looked to me like he fell on the ball (ouch) and may have hurt his ribs. The combination of Anthony Boone, Tanner Marsh and a returning Henoc Muamba (who amassed five tackles and one interception) just wasn’t enough to stop the Argos, who are now riding a three-game winning streak.

For Toronto, former Alouette Brandon Whitaker had 99 yards on the ground while the rookie receivers continued to dominate with Tori Gurley gaining 73 yards through the air including his ninth touchdown of the year.

The win now puts Toronto in a tie for first place with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Every game between now and the end of the season is technically a “home game” for the Argos, but it’s not guaranteed that all those games will be played at the familiar confines of Rogers Centre.

Do you think Hamilton fans will be generous enough to help out the Argos while they try to overtake the Tiger-Cats in the standings? Not a chance. Toronto has faced this kind of adversity all season long but home games in their most hated rival’s stadium is taking this adversity to a whole other level…

– written by Travis Currah