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Ottawa RedBlacks vs. Toronto Argonauts Preview and Predictions 10-11-2019


The Ottawa Redblacks look to end their longest losing streak in more than five years when they visit the Toronto Argonauts on Friday. The Redblacks have dropped seven straight games, including a 21-16 loss to the Edmonton Eskimos in Week 16 before going on their bye, and aim to keep their faint playoff hopes alive - they must win out and hope the Eskimos lose out - by avenging a disappointing 46-17 loss to the Argonauts on Sept. 7.



"We're just really pouring our energy in trying to get ready for Toronto and being concerned with that game," Ottawa coach Rick Campbell told reporters. "There are a lot of proud guys here who want to play good football and that will be the plan going forward." Toronto was eliminated from playoff contention following a dismal 55-8 loss to the BC Lions in Week 17. The Argonauts were on the verge of suffering one of their largest defeats in franchise history before Armanti Edwards caught a touchdown pass with six seconds left, and hope to show some fight as they strive to sweep the season series with the Redblacks for the second time in three years. "We're officially eliminated but we have a bunch of men in here ... and the guys we've got will give it their all on every play," Toronto running back James Wilder Jr. told reporters. "I think we have the type of guys who will give it their all as if we were still in it."

TV: 7 p.m. ET, TSN, RDS2, ESPNews



ABOUT THE REDBLACKS (3-11): Dominique Davis completed 15-of-23 passes for 215 yards with a rushing touchdown before suffering a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter of the loss to Edmonton and will miss Friday's clash. Dominique Rhymes hauled in five passes for 104 yards against the Eskimos to move within 50 of reaching 1,000 receiving yards for the first time in his three-year career. Will Arndt, who has thrown for 185 yards and two interceptions this season, is set to make his first CFL start with Davis on the shelf for at least the next week while Ottawa released quarterback Bryan Schor and offensive lineman KC Bakker.

ABOUT THE ARGONAUTS (2-12): James Franklin was limited to 32 yards on 6-of-9 passing with an interception before he was benched in the third quarter while McLeod Bethel-Thompson finished with 94 yards and a touchdown against BC. Toronto relieved general manager Jim Popp of his duties Tuesday after the club went 15-35 since he joined at the start of the 2017 season and will be replaced by Hall of Fame running back Mike "Pinball" Clemons, who played 11 years and won two Grey Cups with the Argonauts. "This season has made it clear that this team is lacking the identity and culture that has brought a record number of Grey Cups to Toronto," team president Bill Manning told reporters. "A change was necessary to put the Argos back on the path to a championship."



EXTRA POINTS

1. Ottawa has lost 11 of its last 12 games after a 2-0 start.

2. Toronto is 6-26 since the start of the 2018 season.

3. Redblacks quarterbacks have thrown a combined 23 interceptions this season.




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Last Injuries

Toronto Argonauts

  • Derel Walker

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • Brandon Burks

    Undisclosed
    Early Nov | Six-Game Injured List

  • Kevin Fogg

    Undisclosed
    Early Nov | Six-Game Injured List

  • Micah Awe

    Undisclosed
    Early Nov | Six-Game Injured List

  • Isiah Cage

    Undisclosed
    Early Nov | Six-Game Injured List

  • Shane Richards

    Leg
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • Alden Darby

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • Marcus Ball

    Knee
    out for season | out

Ottawa RedBlacks

  • Avery Williams

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | Six-Game Injured List

  • Jacob Scarfone

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | Six-Game Injured List

  • Stephane Nembot

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • Nigel Romick

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • Mossis Madu

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • Kishawn McClain

    Undisclosed
    Early Nov | Six-Game Injured List

  • Danny Mason

    Lower Body
    Ques Sat | Six-Game Injured List

  • Jonathan Rose

    Undisclosed
    Early Nov | Six-Game Injured List

toronto-argonauts 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
McLeod Bethel-Thompson 12 0 95.058 96 376 249 12 0 0 19 3090
James Franklin 6 0 84.360 56 71 48 3 0 0 2 582
Dakota Prukop 5 0 35.577 18 13 8 2 0 0 0 68
Drew Brown 3 0 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
James Wilder Jr. 8 0 259 19 57 1
Brandon Burks 6 0 204 29 34 0
Chris Rainey 12 0 154 19 34 0
McLeod Bethel-Thompson 12 0 146 20 21 0
James Franklin 6 0 58 12 9 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Derel Walker 12 0 949 96 57 0 6
S.J. Green 12 0 667 26 55 0 2
Armanti Edwards 11 0 652 55 42 0 3
James Wilder Jr. 8 0 377 24 38 0 4
Rodney Smith 8 0 359 34 34 0 2
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
Abdul Kanneh 12 0 0 0 1 0 1 18 0 0 0 0
Alden Darby 12 0 0 0 0 1 3 42 0 0 0 0
Cleyon Laing 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 32 0
Freddie Bishop 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 18 0
Ian Wild 10 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Tyler Crapigna 8 0 18 20 50 17 16
Drew Brown 3 0 3 5 43 1 1
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Chris Rainey 12 0 44 0 48 986
Kevin Fogg 7 0 8 0 25 155
Kurleigh Gittens Jr. 2 0 4 0 22 66
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
McLeod Bethel-Thompson 12 0 7 4 1 0 0 0
James Wilder Jr. 8 0 4 3 0 0 0 0
Chris Rainey 12 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
Abdul Kanneh 12 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Armanti Edwards 11 0 1 1 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
Armanti Edwards 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Brandon Burks 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Chris Rainey 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Derel Walker 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Drew Brown 3 0 0 143 0 43 4 0 0
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Chris Rainey 12 0 50 0 79 555
Kevin Fogg 7 0 4 0 39 60

ottawa-redblacks 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
Dominique Davis 8 0 78.876 67 251 189 14 0 0 5 1846
Jonathon Jennings 8 0 76.476 75 151 103 7 0 0 3 1096
William Arndt 4 0 46.644 37 36 20 2 0 0 0 185
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
John Crockett 6 0 403 35 74 0
Mossis Madu 8 0 388 35 90 0
Dominique Davis 8 0 102 22 25 5
Jonathon Jennings 8 0 88 13 22 0
Greg Morris 5 0 33 19 8 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Dominique Rhymes 13 0 846 75 54 0 3
R.J. Harris 9 0 474 43 35 0 1
Brad Sinopoli 12 0 473 26 50 0 3
Caleb Holley 9 0 291 26 28 0 0
Mossis Madu 8 0 190 14 32 0 0
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
Anthony Cioffi 13 0 0 0 1 0 2 15 0 1 7 0
Antoine Pruneau 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 0
Avery Ellis 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 21 0
Avery Williams 11 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 12 0
Brendan Gillanders 6 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
Lewis Ward 12 0 32 35 53 7 6
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Ryan Lankford 8 0 29 0 89 608
DeVonte Dedmon 5 0 16 0 111 542
Greg Morris 5 0 6 0 25 121
R.J. Harris 9 0 5 0 25 86
Brad Sinopoli 12 0 1 0 0 0
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Jonathon Jennings 8 0 5 2 2 0 0 0
Dominique Davis 8 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
Brad Sinopoli 12 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Caleb Holley 9 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
DeVonte Dedmon 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Brad Sinopoli 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
DeVonte Dedmon 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dominique Davis 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Dominique Rhymes 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jean-Christophe Beaulieu 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Ryan Lankford 8 0 24 0 47 218
DeVonte Dedmon 5 0 22 0 95 339
R.J. Harris 9 0 2 0 11 9
Chris Randle 12 0 1 0 4 4