The Alouettes had several players step up in all three phases of the game throughout the 2022 season. On offence, you could probably figure out which players stood out the most if you watched the team play this year, but this group was able to turn their season around because they got contributions from several different players.
Of course, I can’t underline every great offensive performance from last season. After a long debate internal debate, these are the three signature individual offensive performances I came up with.
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Geno Lewis at Hamilton – July 28, 2022:
Lewis finished this game with eight receptions for 154 yards. He was virtually uncoverable, especially in the second half. He made multiple jump-ball catches in this game, but his most impressive reception came on second and 23 with under one minute remaining and the Als trailing by seven points.
The 29-year-old had five 100-yard games in 2022, but he never topped the 154 yards he picked up on that day.
Lewis has been somewhat of a Ticat killer in his career and that was true again last season. In three regular season games against the Tabbies, he finished with 22 receptions for 305 yards and three touchdowns. Oh, by the way, he also had seven receptions for 98 yards in the playoff win over the Tiger-Cats last November.
Trevor Harris vs. Hamilton – August 20th, 2022:
The Alouettes were coming off an emotional overtime win in Winnipeg the previous week, and they had another hard-fought battle that came down to the tire on Aug. 20. The Als found themselves down in the fourth quarter when Harris hit Reggie White Jr. for a go-ahead score in the dying minutes of the game.
Hamilton responded with a quick drive of their own, which allowed them to score the go-ahead field goal with little time remaining. Harris was able to put his team in position to kick another field goal with no time left on the clock. The Alouettes won the game by one point. Their starting quarterback finished the night 24/31 for 382 yards and three touchdowns.
Tyson Philpot vs. Toronto – November 13th, 2022:
Just to be clear, Philpot’s coming out party didn’t happen in this game. These were the best numbers he put up as a receiver all year, but most people were already able to see that he was going to be a star in the league. The fact that he caught eight passes for a team-leading 127 yards and one touchdown in the biggest game of the year says a lot about his potential and his ability.
He repeatedly demonstrated an ability to get open in crucial moments of the game. Philpot isn’t just a speedster, he’s able to make contested catches, too.
Just imagine how much better this 22-year-old is going to be in his second professional season? Depending on how free agency plays out, he could find himself as the number one or two receiver on the roster.