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Edmonton Eskimos vs. Montreal Alouettes Preview and Predictions 11-10-2019


The Montreal Alouettes on Sunday will host their first playoff game in five years when they take on the Edmonton Eskimos in the East Division semifinal. The Alouettes improved their win total by five games over the previous year en route to finishing the regular season with a winning record for the first time since 2012, and hope that star quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. - 10-5 as the starter in 2019 - can conjure up some more magic to help punch Montreal's ticket to the Eastern final.



"We hit two of our goals and now we need to hit this last one," Adams told reporters. "This time last year we were having exit meetings and going home so we can't take this for granted." Edmonton limps into the postseason losers of seven of its last nine games following a 23-13 defeat to the Saskatchewan. The Eskimos staved off a late challenge from the BC Lions to clinch the crossover playoff spot despite finishing two games under .500, and hope that a healthy Trevor Harris, who has missed five of the team's previous six games, can guide the squad to their fifth division final appearance in the last six years. "I feel great and feel better than I have the entire year," Harris told reporters. "These are the games you live for so it will be a lot of fun."

TV: 1 p.m. ET, TSN, RDS, ESPN2



ABOUT THE ESKIMOS (8-10): Harris missed four games with an injury to his throwing hand before coming back to pass for 321 yards and a touchdown in the 27-24 loss to Saskatchewan on Oct. 26, but was rested in the regular-season finale. C.J. Gable, who led Edmonton with 1,001 rushing yards, returned to practice after missing the last three games with a knee injury and is likely to play Sunday. Edmonton signed six players to its practice roster, including defensive end Jake Ceresna and offensive lineman Josiah St. John, who was the first overall pick in the 2016 CFL Draft, to add depth for a potential postseason run.

ABOUT THE ALOUETTES (10-8): Adams, who will be making his first playoff start, threw for 126 yards and a pair of touchdowns before he was rested in the second half of the 42-32 win over the Ottawa Redblacks. Starting cornerback Tommie Campbell is questionable after missing the last two games with an unspecified ailment while wide receiver Jake Wieneke (lower body) and linebacker Chris Ackie (ankle) are expected to recover from their respective injuries sustained against the Redblacks. DeVier Posey, who was the MVP of the 2017 Grey Cup, will be a game-time decision after sitting out the last two games with a thigh issue while fellow wide receiver Quan Bray is questionable.



EXTRA POINTS

1. Adams leads the CFL in total touchdowns (36).

2. Harris has thrown for 1,102 yards and nine touchdowns in his last three playoff games, including the Grey Cup.

3. The winner will visit the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Nov. 17 in the East Division final.




Prediction

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Montreal, Quebec, CAN.
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montreal-alouettes Stats 2019

Passing
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Vernon Adams Jr. 11 0 100.165 75 315 204 8 0 0 15 2935
Matthew Shiltz 2 0 87.240 21 16 11 0 0 0 0 107
Antonio Pipkin 3 0 65.193 22 41 19 0 0 0 1 161
Eugene Lewis 11 0 .000 21 1 1 0 0 0 1 21
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
William Stanback 10 0 748 49 125 5
Vernon Adams Jr. 11 0 332 27 68 11
Jeremiah Johnson 6 0 263 47 45 1
Antonio Pipkin 3 0 46 18 6 0
Matthew Shiltz 2 0 21 10 5 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Eugene Lewis 11 0 678 65 47 0 3
DeVier Posey 8 0 621 58 39 0 2
Quan Bray 10 0 584 75 41 0 3
Jake Wieneke 10 0 376 44 27 0 5
B.J. Cunningham 6 0 345 45 27 0 1
Defense
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Antonio Simmons 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 0
Bo Banner 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 0
Boseko Lokombo 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chad Geter 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
Chris Ackie 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Boris Bede 12 0 23 28 52 27 25
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Shakeir Ryan 5 0 14 0 24 235
Stefan Logan 4 0 12 0 28 222
Ryder Stone 7 0 7 0 34 149
Shaquille Murray-Lawrence 2 0 7 0 58 190
Kaion Julien-Grant 1 0 2 0 21 31
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
William Stanback 10 0 5 3 2 0 0 0
Vernon Adams Jr. 11 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
Antonio Pipkin 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Eugene Lewis 11 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Martin Bedard 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Antonio Pipkin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
B.J. Cunningham 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Boris Bede 12 0 0 3237 0 57 73 0 0
DeVier Posey 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Eugene Lewis 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Shakeir Ryan 5 0 26 0 101 315
Stefan Logan 4 0 10 0 31 118
Quan Bray 10 0 9 0 16 89
Paris Taylor 1 0 5 0 11 36
Greg Reid 12 0 4 0 45 62

edmonton-eskimos Stats 2019

Passing
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Trevor Harris 12 0 104.370 83 441 316 4 0 0 15 3706
Logan Kilgore 2 0 72.721 32 64 43 4 0 0 2 465
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
C.J. Gable 12 0 860 34 173 2
Trevor Harris 12 0 139 27 48 6
Shaquille Cooper 2 0 128 26 22 1
Logan Kilgore 2 0 20 5 10 2
Alex Taylor 7 0 8 4 3 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Greg Ellingson 12 0 871 54 65 0 5
Ricky Collins Jr. 13 0 869 83 62 0 3
DaVaris Daniels 8 0 600 59 42 0 2
Natey Adjei 13 0 476 77 48 0 1
Tevaun Smith 13 0 399 75 37 0 3
Defense
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Almondo Sewell 12 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 7 39 0
Anthony Orange 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 -5 0 0 0 0
Arjen Colquhoun 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0
Brian Walker 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 0 2 5 0
Don Unamba 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 28 0 1 5 0
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Sean Whyte 13 0 38 43 48 26 27
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Martese Jackson 6 0 16 0 31 291
Jordan Robinson 1 0 7 0 37 131
Shai Ross 1 0 2 0 28 48
Tevaun Smith 13 0 2 0 21 38
Jonathan Walton 5 0 1 0 12 12
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Trevor Harris 12 0 7 4 1 0 0 0
Natey Adjei 13 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
C.J. Gable 12 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
Jordan Robinson 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Logan Kilgore 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
C.J. Gable 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
DaVaris Daniels 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Greg Ellingson 12 0 0 43 0 43 1 0 5
Hugh O'Neill 7 0 0 1898 0 70 41 0 0
Kenny Stafford 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Martese Jackson 6 0 30 0 30 304
Jordan Robinson 1 0 2 0 3 4
Alex Bazzie 2 0 1 0 7 7
Alex Taylor 7 0 1 0 0 0
Josh Johnson 13 0 1 0 10 10