Toronto Argonauts: Turnovers spoil another chance to get first win

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The Toronto Argonauts put together one of their best efforts from start to finish but turnovers proved to be costly as they fall to 0-5 after a loss to the Calgary Stampeders.

Week after week, the Toronto Argonauts find another frustrating way to lose a game and Friday’s 26-16 loss to the Calgary Stampeders was no different.

There aren’t many teams capable of winning a game after allowing seen turnovers and despite that, the Argos kept the game within reach for most of the game. The team played with a more focused effort on special teams and their defence had their best game holding Calgary to only 276 yards on offence.

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In the first half, the Argos went toe-to-toe with the Stamps and found themselves trailing by two, then the turnover floodgates opened in the second half. A fumble by Armanti Edwards on a hard hit by Corey Greenwood allowed Tre Roberson to take it to the house and increase Calgary’s lead to 19-9.

Despite that, the Argos still had every opportunity to get into this game and started to put together consistent drives after James Wilder Jr. stretched out for his second receiving touchdown of the season.

From there, the Argos defence did everything they could to try and get pressure on Nick Arbuckle even forcing an interception to give the offence instant field position. Every time it looked like the Argos were going to pull within a score, they coughed up the ball with a fumble or interception.

Bethel-Thompson had four interceptions in the game and you have to think there is a lot of disappointment considering that was the difference in this game. Considering the amount of push back the team had, this was clearly a wasted opportunity and other than their loss to B.C., their best chance to finally get into the win column.

They have one last chance to avoid going winless in Edmonton before returning home but considering how tough the Eskimos’ defence has been this season and Trevor Harris playing at an elite level, the Argos will have to dig deep once again which is easier said than done.

It’s not like the Argos can flip a switch or make a big addition to turn it around. It will come down to the team finding a way to eliminate their mistakes and the defence keeping it close.

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