It didn’t take long into his Friday night match up with the Toronto Argonauts for Montreal Alouettes historic quarterback Anthony Calvillo to throw a league-best 395 touchdowns. The career mark now puts Calvillo up above an impressive pile of CFL quarterbacks that have plied their trade north of the border over time.
Calvillo bumped former Argos quarterback Damon Allen, specifically, from the top spot in the midst of Montreal’s 40-17 win.
Individual accolades and moral victories aside, the win also put the Alouettes further up the CFL East Division standings. Though it’s hard to climb the rungs of the ladder when undefeated, the Als progressed from 2-0 to 3-0 on the year. They, naturally, are one of the safest choices on the CFL betting board.
According to Bodog’s online sportsbook, Montreal has league-best 3/2 odds of winning the Grey Cup in 2011.
Though they’ll certainly be challenged in the West, Calvillo and the Alouettes have shown a unique offensive dominance amongst East Division teams. Through their first three games of the 2011 season the Als have scored 109 points. The next highest in the East? Winnipeg at 66.
This Sunday Montreal will face off against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in a rematch of the 2010 Grey Cup. Though it won’t be their first reunion since (the Als beat the Roughriders in Week 2 of 2011 as well), it will serve as a reminder for the franchise as they look to become the first team to win three consecutive championships since the Edmonton Eskimos did it in 1982.
Will Calvillo, no spring chicken at age 38, have enough in him to keep powering the Alouettes through the competition?
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