EDMONTON ESKIMOS HISTORY

 

 

 DID YOU KNOW:

THE ESKIMOS HOLD THE ALL-TIME CFL RECORD FOR MOST REGULAR SEASON VICTORIES:  617


 CLUB HISTORY & MILESTONES:

1891

First Calgary and Edmonton home and home series.

1895

Edmonton plays first series of organized games with the formation of the Alberta Rugby Football Union.

1897

The name "Esquimaux" coined by a Calgary sportswriter.

1910

Team officially named the Edmonton Eskimos.

1921

Team plays in its first Grey Cup game.

1930

CLARKE STADIUM opens.

1951

Team sets CFL Record for Rushing, with 67 carries in one game.

1954

Team wins its first Grey Cup.

1978

Team signs Rose Bowl MVP Warren Moon to long-term contract.

Aug 30, 1978

Eskimos move into newly-built COMMONWEALTH STADIUM.

1982

Team wins CFL-Record fifth consecutive Grey Cup.

1989

Team wins CFL-Record 16 games in Regular Season.

1993

Team sets CFL Record with 13 QB sacks in one game.

Nov 17, 1996

Team sets CFL Playoff record for most points in a game, defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 68-7.

Nov 24, 1996

Team sets All-Time Grey Cup records for Appearances (21), Points-For (445), and Points-Against (497).

May, 2000

Original CLARKE STADIUM demolished.  It is rebuilt as a smaller venue and becomes the Eskimos' practice facility.

Aug 18, 2000

Team becomes only the fourth team in Pro Football history (the others being the New York Giants, the Chicago Bears, and the Green Bay Packers) to win its 500th Regular Season game, defeating the Saskatchewan Roughriders 28-22 at Taylor Field in Regina.

Oct 19, 2001

Eskimos set Professional sports franchise record, qualifying for playoffs for 30th consecutive year!

Sept 29, 2002

Eskimos defeat Hamilton 34-33 to qualify for post-season for 31st consecutive season, extending their record.

Nov 24, 2002

Eskimos set new All-Time Grey Cup records for Appearances (22), Points-For (461), and Points-Against (522).

Sept 19, 2003

By virtue of their 45-33 victory over the Ottawa Renegades, the Eskimos qualify for post-season for the 32nd consecutive year!

Oct 17, 2003

Eskimos clinch First Place in Western Division for the third year in a row. This is their 21st First Place finish since 1949.

Nov 16, 2003

Eskimos win their 12th Grey Cup, defeating the Montreal Alouettes 34-22 at Taylor Field in Regina.

Oct 15, 2005

Eskimos qualify for post-season for the 34th consecutive year, defeating the Saskatchewan Roughriders 19-18.

Nov 27, 2005

Eskimos win their 13th Grey Cup, defeating the Montreal Alouettes 38-35 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver in only the second overtime Grey Cup game in history!

Oct 14, 2006

Eskimos miss the post-season for the first time in 35 years following a 28-25 defeat at home to the Toronto Argonauts.

Oct 26, 2007

Eskimos lose 36-29 to Saskatchewan in overtime, officially eliminating them from the playoff race for the second year in a row.  It is the first time since 1964-65 the team has missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons.  Eskimos lose their final game 21-19 in Hamilton, finishing the Regular Season with a 5-12-1 record.

Oct 31, 2008

The Eskimos return to the post-season, becoming the fifth team to qualify as a crossover team.  No crossover team has ever won a post-season game.  The final regular season game was the Eskimos' 1,000th in team history.  As of October 31, 2008 the Eskimos have posted a 582-399-19 W-L-T record (339-159-6 Home, 243-240-13 Away).  The Eskimos are only the third team in CFL history to have played 1,000 regular season games since 1946, and only the eleventh team, CFL or NFL to achieve this feat.  In all of pro-football history, the Eskimos have the highest winning percentage: .592.  Their 582 wins ranks fourth in all of pro football history behind the Chicago Bears (680), Green Bay Packers (641) and New York Giants (612).

Nov 8, 2008

Eskimos become the first crossover team to win Semi-final playoff game, defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 29-21.

July 9, 2011

600th Regular Season victory in franchise history.  Defeated Hamilton 28-10 at Commonwealth Stadium.


 PREVIOUS & ALTERNATE LOGO(S):


 THIRTEEN GREY CUP VICTORIES FOR EDMONTON-BASED TEAMS (ESKIMOS):

First Grey Cup: 1954

1954

1955

1956

1975

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1987

1993

2003

2005


 

EDMONTON'S RECORD AGAINST OTHER TEAMS:

1949 THROUGH JULY 25, 2013

* - In 2001 & 2002 one point was awarded for an Overtime loss. (Eskimos had 2 OT losses - one in BC; one at home vs. Saskatchewan.)

 

GP

WON

LOST

TIED

PF

PA

PTS

PCT.

HOME

AWAY

1,077

617

442*

18

26,191

22,911

1,254*

.581

355-176*-7

262-266*-11

 

 

EDMONTON'S REGULAR SEASON RECORD VS. OTHER TEAMS, 1949 TO PRESENT:

 

 

 

OPPONENT:

GP

W

L

T

PF

PA

PTS

PCT.

HOME

AWAY

BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS

1954 TO PRESENT

182

103

75

4

4,206

3,763

211*

.577

54-36-1

49-39*-3

CALGARY STAMPEDERS

1949 TO PRESENT

212

123

86

3

4,976

4,506

251

.587

67-37-1

56-49-2

HAMILTON TIGER-CATS

1961 TO PRESENT

84

54

29

1

2,176

1,846

109

.649

30-11-0

24-18-1

MONTREAL ALOUETTES/ CONCORDES

1961-1986; 1996 TO PRESENT

67

37

28

2

1,668

1,518

76

.567

24-10-0

13-18-2

SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS

1949 TO PRESENT

198

113

83

2

4,765

4,147

229*

.576

70-30*-2

43-53-0

TORONTO ARGONAUTS

1961 TO PRESENT

84

45

38

1

2,164

1,907

91

.542

26-15-1

19-23-0

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

1949 TO PRESENT

175

93

79

3

3,918

3,641

189

.540

56-29-1

37-50-2

OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS/ RENEGADES

1961-1996; 2002-2005

60

37

21

2

1,823

1,344

62

.596

24-7-0

13-14-2

SACRAMENTO GOLDMINERS

1993-1994

5

5

0

0

156

67

10

1.000

2-0-0

3-0-0

LAS VEGAS POSSE

1994

2

2

0

0

95

27

4

1.000

2-0-0

0-0-0

SHREVEPORT PIRATES

1994-1995

2

2

0

0

61

17

4

1.000

1-0-0

1-0-0

BALTIMORE STALLIONS

1994-1995

2

1

1

0

43

43

2

.500

1-1-0

0-0-0

BIRMINGHAM BARRACUDAS

1995

1

1

0

0

45

18

2

1.000

0-0-0

1-0-0

MEMPHIS MAD DOGS

1995

2

2

0

0

59

31

4

1.000

1-0-0

1-0-0

SAN ANTONIO TEXANS

1995

1

0

1

0

27

32

0

.000

0-0-0

0-1-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDMONTON ESKIMOS PLAYOFF RECORD:

1949 THROUGH NOVEMBER 11, 2012

NOT INCLUDING GREY CUP

OPPONENT:

GP

WON

LOST

PF

PA

PCT

HOME

AWAY

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

36

19

17

611

630

.528

11-6

8-11

   Western Semi-Finals

7

3

4

151

162

.429

2-0

1-4

   Western Finals

28

15

13

431

447

.536

9-6

6-7

   Eastern Semi-Final

1

1

0

29

21

1.000

0-0

1-0

SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS

21

12

9

483

350

.571

10-4

2-5

   Western Semi-Finals

8

5

3

172

89

.625

3-2

2-1

   Western Finals

13

7

6

311

261

.538

7-2

0-4

CALGARY STAMPEDERS

23

12

11

514

488

.522

7-3

5-8

   Western Semi-Finals

13

7

6

261

234

.538

5-1

2-5

   Western Finals

10

5

5

220

235

.500

2-2

3-3

BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS

13

9

4

384

250

.692

6-3

3-1

   Western Semi-Finals

6

4

2

182

121

.667

3-2

1-0

   Western Finals

7

5

2

202

129

.714

3-1

2-1

MONTREAL ALOUETTES

1

0

1

26

36

.000

0-0

0-1

   Eastern Final

1

0

1

26

36

.000

0-0

0-1

TORONTO ARGONAUTS

1

0

1

26

42

.000

0-0

0-1

   Eastern Semi-Final

1

0

1

26

42

.000

0-0

0-1

KITCHENER-WATERLOO DUTCHMEN

1

1

0

28

6

1.000

0-0

1-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS:

96

53

43

2,072

1,802

.552

35-16

19-27

 

 

EDMONTON ESKIMOS POST-SEASON RECORD:

1921 THROUGH NOVEMBER 11, 2012

OPPONENT:

GP

WON

LOST

PF

PA

PCT

HOME

AWAY

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

38

20

18

655

703

.526 1

11-6

9-12

SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS

21

12

9

483

350

.571

10-4

2-5

CALGARY STAMPEDERS

23

12

11

514

488

.522

7-3

5-8

BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS

13

9

4

384

250

.692

7-3

2-1

MONTREAL ALOUETTES

12

8

4

283

280

.667 2

0-0

0-1

TORONTO ARGONAUTS

6

2

4

144

181

.333 3

0-0

0-1

HAMILTON TIGER-CATS

2

1

1

63

49

.500

x

x

OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS

3

1

2

50

61

.333

x

x

KITCHENER-WATERLOO DUTCHMEN

1

1

0

28

6

1.000

0-0

1-0

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

1

0

1

1

13

.000

x

x

TOTALS:

120

66

54

2,605

2,381

.550

35-16

19-28

 

1 - Includes 1-1 in Grey Cup

2 - Includes 8-3 in Grey Cup

3 - Includes 2-3 in Grey Cup

x - Grey Cup; no Home/Away

 


 

EDMONTON ESKIMOS GREY CUP RESULTS:

 

YEAR

WINNING TEAM

LOSING TEAM

SITE

 

 

 

 

1921

Toronto Argonauts 23

Edmonton Eskimos 0

Toronto

1922

Queen's University Golden Gaels 13

Edmonton Eskimos 1

Kingston

1952

Toronto Argonauts 21

Edmonton Eskimos 11

Toronto

1954

EDMONTON ESKIMOS 26

Montreal Alouettes 25

Toronto

1955

EDMONTON ESKIMOS 34

Montreal Alouettes 19

Vancouver

1956

EDMONTON ESKIMOS 50

Montreal Alouettes 27

Toronto

1960

Ottawa Rough Riders 16

Edmonton Eskimos 6

Ottawa

1973

Ottawa Rough Riders 22

Edmonton Eskimos 18

Toronto

1974

Montreal Alouettes 20

Edmonton Eskimos 7

Vancouver

1975

EDMONTON ESKIMOS 9

Montreal Alouettes 8

Calgary

1977

Montreal Alouettes 41

Edmonton Eskimos 6

Montreal

1978

EDMONTON ESKIMOS 20

Montreal Alouettes 13

Toronto

1979

EDMONTON ESKIMOS 17

Montreal Alouettes 9

Montreal

1980

EDMONTON ESKIMOS 48

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 10

Toronto

1981

EDMONTON ESKIMOS 26

Ottawa Rough Riders 23

Montreal

1982

EDMONTON ESKIMOS 32

Toronto Argonauts 16

Toronto

1986

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 39

Edmonton Eskimos 15

Vancouver

1987

EDMONTON ESKIMOS 38

Toronto Argonauts 36

Vancouver

1990

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 50

Edmonton Eskimos 11

Vancouver

1993

EDMONTON ESKIMOS 33

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23

Calgary

1996

Toronto Argonauts 43

Edmonton Eskimos 37

Hamilton

2002

Montreal Alouettes 25

Edmonton Eskimos 16

Edmonton

2003

EDMONTON ESKIMOS 34

Montreal Alouettes 22

Regina

2005

EDMONTON ESKIMOS 38

Montreal Alouettes 35 (OT)

Vancouver

 

GP

WON

LOST

PF

PA

PCT

24

13

11

533

579

.542

 

 

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