Today, the Toronto Argonauts proved the immutable law of the CFL: you may succeed for a while without a good quarterback, but it's awfully difficult to get to a Grey Cup without one. Last week, they won a tough playoff game in Hamilton thanks to strong performances by their ground game, special teams and defence. It's occasionally possible to win CFL games when your starting quarterback throws for only 134 yards, but it doesn't happen very often.
If last week was the exception, this week proved the rule. Lemon actually improved his yardage total to 169 yards today, but only completed 11 of 21 passes and threw two interceptions. That simply isn't enough to win in the CFL. Cory Boyd was held in check too, only rushing eight times for 43 yards before leaving with a severe-looking injury. The Argonauts' offence lived up to its two-star rating, and the defence and special teams' didn't perform up to their expectations. The Alouettes jumped out to a 17-0 lead by the end of the first quarterRead More »from Quarterback issues doom Toronto, lead to Montreal's triumph