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CFL Scores Today: Argos Edge Elks 39-36 in High-Scoring Thriller

Key Points:
• Cameron Dukes threw for 214 yards and 2 TDs in Argos victory
• McLeod Bethel-Thompson passed for 342 yards and 4 TDs in losing effort
• Ka’Deem Carey rushed for 104 yards and a TD for Toronto

In a back-and-forth contest at BMO Field, the Toronto Argonauts (2-0) outlasted the Edmonton Elks (0-3) with a 39-36 victory on Saturday night. The game was a showcase of offensive firepower, with both teams combining for 75 points and over 700 yards of total offense.



Toronto Argonauts Performance

The Argonauts‘ offense was firing on all cylinders, led by quarterback Cameron Dukes who had an impressive outing. Dukes completed 18 of 21 passes for 214 yards and two touchdowns, while also contributing a rushing touchdown. The ground game was equally potent, spearheaded by running back Ka’Deem Carey who rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries.

Top 5 Offensive Players for Toronto:
• Cameron Dukes: 214 passing yards, 2 TD passes, 1 rushing TD
• Ka’Deem Carey: 104 rushing yards, 1 TD
• Damonte Coxie: 3 receptions, 58 yards, 1 TD
• Deonta McMahon: 50 rushing yards, 1 TD
• Rasheed Bailey: 1 reception, 21 yards, 1 TD

Defensively, the Argonauts managed to make crucial stops when it mattered most. Their effort was led by a group of tenacious defenders who consistently pressured the Elks’ offense.

Top 5 Defensive Players for Toronto:
• Benjie Franklin: 6 tackles
• Leonard Johnson: 6 tackles
• Mason Pierce: 6 tackles
• Jake Ceresna: 3 tackles, 1 sack
• Royce Metchie: 3 tackles

Edmonton Elks Performance

Despite the loss, the Elks showcased an impressive aerial attack. Quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, returning to his former home stadium, put up stellar numbers in a losing effort. Bethel-Thompson completed 28 of 38 passes for 342 yards and four touchdowns, keeping the Elks in contention until the final moments.

Top 5 Offensive Players for Edmonton:
• McLeod Bethel-Thompson: 342 passing yards, 4 TDs
• Dillon Mitchell: 5 receptions, 120 yards, 1 TD
• Hergy Mayala: 5 receptions, 72 yards, 1 TD
• Kurleigh Gittens Jr.: 6 receptions, 52 yards, 1 TD
• Kevin Brown: 27 rushing yards, 3 receptions for 27 yards

The Elks’ defense struggled to contain the Argos’ balanced attack but managed to force some key stops to keep the game close.

Top 5 Defensive Players for Edmonton:
• Leon O’Neal Jr.: 8 tackles
• Nick Anderson: 9 tackles
• Elliott Brown: 7 tackles, 1 sack
• Noah Curtis: 3 tackles, 2 sacks
• Loucheiz Purifoy: 1 tackle, 1 interception

This high-scoring affair showcased the offensive prowess of both teams, with the Argonauts ultimately securing the win to remain undefeated. The loss drops the Elks to 0-3 on the season, as they continue to search for their first victory.

The current CFL standings show the Argonauts in a strong position in the East Division, while the Elks face an uphill battle in the competitive West. As the season progresses, both teams will look to build on their offensive performances while shoring up their defenses.

Fans, what do you think? Can the Argonauts maintain their momentum and challenge for the top spot in the East? And for the Elks, despite the loss, do you see potential for a turnaround with Bethel-Thompson?

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