The battles in the trenches
Offensively, the Eskimos and Bombers finished first and second overall in offensive points this season, with 27.2 and 26.7 per game, respectively. Defensively, the Eskimos and Bombers finished second and third overall in total quarterback sacks and pressures this season, with 165 and 160, respectively. So the most running we might see from these high-octane offences are the quarterbacks scrambling for their lives. Then again, Eskimos QB Mike Reilly enjoyed the league’s top pass protection this year, taking just 29 sacks this year. The Bombers are no slouches themselves, finishing tied for fourth with 38 sacks surrendered and allowing the fewest pressures in the league with 71.