While the Toronto Argonauts have a tough road to make the playoffs, they shouldn’t be looking to throw in the towel just yet.
For a second straight season, the Toronto Argonauts find themselves in a tough position to make the post-season but they have every reason to go down swinging this season.
Considering the team’s schedule which still has four games left against the East, the team still has an opportunity but there is no room for error. The Montreal Alouettes, who they are chasing, still have a schedule that features mostly West division opponents.
This is not a situation the Argos to be in as they have to rely on other teams to give them a fighting chance. At the same time, the Argos need to put a stretch of wins together which appears to be easier said than done.
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Toronto knows they missed a big opportunity in their heartbreaking loss to Montreal in Moncton. It has been a common theme this season as the Argos have had many heartbreaking losses but none hurt worse than Sunday’s.
The team started off like they were on a mission but let the Als crawl their way back and with a chance to get the touchdown to tie and potentially win the game on the extra point, they failed to convert on the goal line.
It’s those types of plays and failed opportunities that have put the Argos in a bad position all season especially in their loss against the Edmonton Eskimos where they were settling for field goals early on.
Monday’s Labour Day Classic won’t be an easy one by any stretch with Hamilton still holding their spot as the top team in the East despite losing starting quarterback Jeremiah Masoli for the season. If Toronto were to find a way to get the win, it would be a big confidence boost coupled with a potential loss for Montreal.
Also, there are many players who are playing for a contract next season including their quarterbacks so hopefully, that provides some motivation too.
Do you think the Argos’ playoff chances are over or do they still have a shot? What do you think they need to do to get over the hump. Let us know in the comments below.