With virtually the entire CFL universe picking the then-undefeated Ticats (lest CFL.ca writer Chris O’Leary), it seemed the Als had little to no chance of reversing their Week 3 fortunes on Thursday Night Football.
Then, William Stanback happened.
1-2 looks significantly better than 0-3, and Montreal is now just one game out of a playoff spot; Hamilton, meanwhile, lost stud running back Sean Thomas Erlington to what appeared to be a serious lower-body injury.
There’s bizarre, and then there’s the ending of Saturday’s Lions-Argos contest.
After a quiet first half and relatively busy second half, the Lions walked it off on a rouge — due to Toronto return man Chris Rainey stepping out at the back of the end zone on a missed Sergio Castillo field goal attempt. Watch for yourself:
At 0-3 and facing a three-game roadtrip to Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton — combined record: 7-2 — the Argos have a sizable mountain to climb.