Takeaways from Esks’ loss to Ticats, which begs the question: IS IT Even WORTH Talking about THE Playoffs?
A demoralizing 42-12 defeat at the hands of the league-leading Hamilton Tiger-cats saw the Edmonton Eskimos miss out on a chance to secure at least a crossover spot in the Canadian Football League playoffs.
And while they are still firmly in control of their post-season destiny, needing just one more win over their remaining three games, is it something that’s even worth talking about anymore?
After all, the Eskimos have yet to beat a team ahead of them in the standings this season, while going just 3-5 on the road. That’s not exactly a formula for success for a team whose likely path to the Grey Cup final in Calgary runs through Montreal, where they fell 20-10, and Hamilton, where they just suffered their most lopsided loss of the year Friday in giving up 40 points for the first time.
And with it, an Eskimos team that hit the halfway point of the season with a 6-3 record has gone on to lose five of its last six games.
And at this point, they appear just as likely to fall backwards into a crossover playoff spot with the three teams below them losing, rather than the Eskimos winning their own way in themselves.
Here is what’s become all too obvious in Friday’s loss in Hamilton:
Eskimos running back Christion Jones is tackled by a swarm of Tiger-cats in Hamilton on Friday.