Edmonton Eskimos declaw BC Lions 41-22

Edmonton Eskimos Kenny Stafford (8) and Natey Adjei (3) celebrate a touchdown against the B.C. Lions during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Friday June 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Quarterback Mike Reilly passed for three touchdowns and took one in himself as the Edmonton Eskimos overcame a sloppy start to record a 41-22 victory over the B.C. Lions on the Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium on Friday.

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Reilly completed 22 of 30 passes for 326 yards as the Eskimos improved to 2-1 on the season, while the Lions are 1-1.

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The Lions started the game with a single on a 37-yard missed field-goal attempt by Tyler Long.

B.C. got the ball back when Reilly was picked off by T.J. Lee, eventually leading to a one-yard touchdown plunge by Jeremiah Johnson.

Edmonton continued to implode, fumbling the ball away to Dyshawn Davis on its own 23-yard line on the ensuing kick-off. Long kicked a 14-yard field goal to put the Lions up 11-0 midway through the first.

The Esks got on the board when B.C. conceded a safety.

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The Eskimos will be back in action on Saturday, July 7, in Toronto; in the first half of a home-and-home series.

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The kick-off is at 3:30 p.m., with the Countdown to Kick-off starting at 2 p.m., on 630 CHED.

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