Edmonton Eskimos seasons (1980–89)

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From 1980 to 1989, the Edmonton Eskimos won four Grey Cups. During the decade, the Eskimos compiled a record of 127 wins, 56 losses, and 2 ties. One of the highlights of the decade was the emergence of Matt Dunigan.From 1984–87, the Esks record improved with Dunigan at the helm. Avenging a loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 1986 Grey Cup, the Eskimos once again reigned supreme and captured the Cup in 1987.[1]

1980[edit]

1981[edit]

1982[edit]

1983[edit]

1983 Edmonton Eskimos season
Head coach Pete Kettela, Jackie Parker
Home field Commonwealth Stadium
Results
Record 8–9
Division place 3rd, West
Playoff finish Lost Western semi-final
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1982 1984 >

The Eskimos offense had 472 points for, while the defense had 426 points allowed. Warren Moon finished his career in the CFL in 1983. He was the league's leading passer with 380 completions of 664 attempts for 5,648 yards and 31 touchdowns. He was also named to the Western All-Star team, the CFL All-Star team and won the Schenley Most Outstanding Player Award.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Week Opponent Final Score Record

Postseason[edit]

Week Opponent Final Score Record

Player stats[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Games Played Attempts Completions Yards Pct. Interceptions Long Touchdowns
Matt Dunigan[1] 16 26 14 239 53.9 2 54 4
Warren Moon[1] 16 664 380 5648 57.2 19 48 31

Rushing[edit]

Player Rushes Yards Long Touchdowns
Warren Moon[1] 85 527 25 3

Awards and honors[edit]

1984[edit]

1984 Edmonton Eskimos season
Head coach Jackie Parker
Home field Commonwealth Stadium
Results
Record 9–8
Division place 3rd, West
Playoff finish Lost Western semi-final
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1983 1985 >

The Eskimos offense had 484 points for, while the defense had 498 points allowed. In 1984, Matt Dunigan captured the Molson Toughest Yard Award given to the player that exemplified heart, desire, determination, toughness, and the will to win by going the extra yard.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Week Opponent Final Score Record

Postseason[edit]

Week Opponent Final Score Record

Player stats[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Games Played Attempts Completions Yards Pct. Interceptions Long Touchdowns
Matt Dunigan[1] 13 412 220 3273 53.4 19 81 21

Awards and honors[edit]

1985[edit]

1985 Edmonton Eskimos season
Head coach Jackie Parker
Home field Commonwealth Stadium
Results
Record 10–7
Division place 3rd, West
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1984 1986 >

The Eskimos offense had 447 points for, while the defense had 395 points allowed

Schedule[edit]

Week Opponent Final Score Record

Postseason[edit]

Week Opponent Final Score Record

Player stats[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Games Played Attempts Completions Yards Pct. Interceptions Long Touchdowns
Matt Dunigan[1] 14 405 242 3410 59.7 22 89 19

Awards and honors[edit]

1986[edit]

1986 Edmonton Eskimos season
Head coach Jackie Parker
Home field Commonwealth Stadium
Results
Record 15–5–1
Division place 1st, West
Playoff finish Grey Cup runner-up
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1985 1987 >

The Eskimos offense had 623 points for, while the defense had 427 points allowed

Schedule[edit]

Week Opponent Final Score Record

Postseason[edit]

Week Opponent Final Score Record

Player stats[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Games Played Attempts Completions Yards Pct. Interceptions Long Touchdowns
Matt Dunigan[1] 18 485 275 3648 56.7 14 68 25

Punt Returns[edit]

Player Games Played Number Yards Long Touchdowns
Henry Gizmo Williams[1] 8 37 423 74 1

Kickoff Returns[edit]

Player Games Played Number Yards Long Touchdowns
Henry Gizmo Williams[1] 8 9 210 35 0

Awards and honors[edit]

1987[edit]

1988[edit]

1989[edit]

References[edit]

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