The Montreal Alouettes had another fine season ending up with 12-6 record and in 1st place in the Eastern Division once again this year. As a result they had a bye last week and should be well rested for this year's game.
The Toronto Argonauts squeaked out a 16-13 win in the semis last week versus the favoured Hamilton Tiger Cats. This is a much improved team over the last placed Argonauts of last year and they are coming into the is game on a high as a result of winning the last two regular season games over the Alouettes.
Alouettes' fans should not be overly concerned about the two losses as they were throw away games for the team. In the last regular season game versus Toronto many of the team's starters did not even dress.
On paper the Alouettes are the stronger team with better players at almost every position on offense and defense. In addition to having the best quarterback in the league in Anthony Cavillo, the team boasts wide receivers like Ben Cahoon, Jamel Richardson, Kerry Watkins, and S.J. Green and defensives stars like Chip Cox, Diamond Ferri, Matthieu Proulx, and John Bowman.
The Alouettes' defense will have to pay close attention to Argo running back Cory Boyd. Boyd, with his 1,359 rushing yards, was second in the league. The home side can counter that with a healthy Avon Cobourne. In the past if Cobourne is able to rush for 100 yards or more against Toronto the Alouettes have always won, so you can be sure that is something the team will aim for.
The winner of this game will move on to play either the Calgary Stampeders or the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the Grey Cup. If the heavily favoured Als go on it will be their third trip to the Grey Cup in a row.
Ticket sales for the game have gone great with over 50,000 tickets already sold. The team has just released 2,000 field level tickets, so hurry if you want to get your hands on those. With that many people in the Olympic Stadium it is bound to be rocking!
-Ticket Prices: $18.00, $28.00, $39.00, $65.00, $92.00
-Game Time: 1:00 p.m.