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Burris, Loffler, McKnight named CFL top performers for Werek 17

Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Henry Burris (left) celebrates with wide receiver Khalil Paden during the first-half of CFL football action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Hamilton on Friday, October 14, 2016. Ottawa quarterback Burris, Winnipeg defensive back Taylor Loffler and Saskatchewan running back Joe McKnight are the CFL's top performers for Week 17. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
October 18, 2016 - 10:00 AM

TORONTO - Ottawa quarterback Henry Burris, Winnipeg defensive back Taylor Loffler and Saskatchewan running back Joe McKnight are the CFL's top performers for Week 17.

Burris excelled in his first start since Week 9, leading the Redblacks to a 30-29 win in Hamilton on Friday.

The 41-year-old connected on 27-of-39 passes for 393 yards and one touchdown pass, while also running in two TDs, as the Redblacks moved three points ahead of Hamilton in the race for first place in the CFL East Division.

Loffler had three takeaways in the Blue Bombers' 35-32 victory over the Lions at BC Place on Friday night. The rookie from Kelowna, B.C., had two interceptions and a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in his first game in his home province.

McKnight had a memorable Roughriders debut, rushing for 150 yards on 17 carries as Saskatchewan extended its winning streak to four games with a 29-11 road win over the Toronto Argonauts.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
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