Montreal 20, Edmonton 10
When: 4:00 PM ET, Saturday, July 20, 2019
Alouettes 20, Eskimos 10:
Where: Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, Montreal, Quebec
Vernon Adams Jr. threw one touchdown pass and caught another as surging Montreal ended its 11-game losing streak against visiting Edmonton.
Adams completed 15-of-22 passes for 191 yards and rushed for 44 as the Alouettes (3-2) extended a winning streak to three games for the first time since the end of the 2016 season. Eugene Lewis registered 69 yards on five receptions and threw the TD pass to Adams while William Stanback gained 84 yards from scrimmage for Montreal, which defeated the Eskimos for the first time since Oct. 5, 2013.
Trevor Harris was 29-of-43 for 271 yards and a pair of interceptions for Edmonton (3-2), which was held to three field goals by Sean Whyte and a single after averaging 31.3 points over its first four games. Ricky Collins caught four passes for 78 yards and Kenny Stafford gained 58 yards on five receptions to lead the Eskimos, who recorded three sacks.
After both teams failed to get a first down in two possessions to start the game, the Alouettes put together a five-play drive highlighted by a 21-yard touchdown pass from Lewis to Adams for a 7-0 lead. Whyte and Montreal's Boris Bede traded short field goals in the second quarter before the former capped the final drive of the first half with a 34-yarder to pull Edmonton within 10-6.
Whyte converted a 48-yard attempt on the first drive of the second half to cut the deficit to one point, but the Alouettes responded on their first possession as Adams connected with Jake Weineke on a 5-yard scoring strike. After a brief weather delay, Montreal had an interception wiped out due to a penalty and Bede extended the lead to 20-9 with a 21-yard field goal with 9:50 remaining before the Alouettes' defence sealed the win.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Harris saw his interception-free streak end at 228 pass attempts on Saturday, when Alouettes CB Greg Reid made a pick late in the first quarter. It is now the fifth-longest such streak in CFL history. … Montreal was without WRs DeVier Posey (calf) and B.J. Cunningham (knee) while the Eskimos placed OL Matt O'Donnell (leg) on the 6-game injured list. … Alouettes RB Jeremiah Johnson finished with 82 yards from scrimmage in his debut with the team. … Edmonton RB Martese Jackson returned five punts and two kickoffs for a total of 111 yards.
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Montreal will play their next game at home against Ottawa. The Alouettes have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
Edmonton will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Eskimos have a W/L % of .333 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.