Posted by: Jeremy | September 11, 2009

Argos look for revenge in rematch


Jamal Robertson and the Argos look to recover at home against the Ti-Cats

Jamal Robertson and the Argos look to recover at home against the Ti-Cats (Photo Credit: Paolo Cescato)

Four days ago, the Argos were roughed up in the Labour Day Classic at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Tonight they get a shot at revenge, as the Tiger-Cats head to Toronto for the second half of the home-and-home series at Rogers Centre.

At 2-7, the Argos are on pace for the same 4-14 mark they slumped to last year. Hamilton, on the other hand, ran their record to 5-4 with Monday’s 34-15 win, giving them already two more wins than in all of 2008. The Ti-Cats have a chance to surpass the five-win mark for the first time since 2004 tonight.

The Argos, meanwhile, get a big boost with the return of defensive end Jonathan Brown, who has been sidelined since the pre-season with a back injury. Brown, second on the team’s all-time sack list, was an East Division All-Star each of the past four seasons. His seven sacks in 2008 also led the Argos for the fourth straight year.

Hamilton will be looking to stretch Toronto’s defense for the second time this week. Quarterback Kevin Glenn threw for 273 yards Monday, 115 of which were to former-Argo Arland Bruce III, who makes his return to Rogers Centre tonight as a Ti-Cat. Bruce has 38 receptions for 609 yards and four touchdowns in 2009, and fellow receiver Prechae Rodriguez has chipped in 40 for 456 and three scores.

Cody Pickett makes his fourth consecutive start at quarterback for the Argos. In three losses and a relief appearance, Pickett has passed for 937 yards and three touchdowns, though the majority of his attempts have gone toward the sidelines as opposed to downfield. Running back Jamal Robertson leads Toronto with 43 receptions (fifth in the CFL).

The Argos and Tiger-Cats kickoff at seven tonight.

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