Brandyn Thompson’s fail lapse touchdown incited a waves as a Edmonton Eskimos remained undefeated on a deteriorate with a slight 23-21 feat over a Ottawa Redblacks on Friday.
The Eskimos, who were entrance off a bye week, softened to 3-0 and changed into solitary possession of initial place in a West Division. The fortifying Grey Cup champion Redblacks forsaken to 0-3-1.
Ottawa got on a house initial with a 42-yard margin idea by Brett Maher, a usually points available in a initial quarter.
The Redblacks took a 9-0 lead 7 mins into a second quarter, as a 34-yard flitting play from Trevor Harris to Greg Ellingson set adult a one-yard TD thrust by fill-in quarterback Ryan Lindley. The modify missed.
The Eskimos came attack behind with scoring plays only 27 seconds detached nearby a finish of a second entertain to take a lead, removing a 21-yard margin idea from Sean Whyte and afterwards a touchdown on defence, as a parallel pass from Harris got divided from a receiver and was scooped adult and taken 31 yards into a finish section by Eskimos defensive behind Thompson.
Edmonton afterwards surged into a 17-9 lead on a four-yard TD pass from Mike Reilly to Adarius Bowman with only 3 seconds to play in a initial half.
Eskimo Alex Hoffman-Ellis blocked an Ottawa punt mid by a third, heading to a nine-yard margin idea by Whyte.
The Redblacks narrowed a opening during a finish of a third entertain on a two-yard TD run by William Powell, though a two-point modify try failed.
Edmonton responded with a 36-yard Whyte margin idea to go adult 23-15.
Ottawa had a possibility to tie a diversion with 27 seconds left after a 13-yard TD pass to Josh Stangby, though a two-point modify try was once again unsuccessful.
The Redblacks are right behind during it on Wednesday, when they play horde to a Montreal Alouettes. The Eskimos are in Hamilton on Thursday.