Canada prepares for its 1st World Cup in 36 years
The Canadian Football League made its 1st World Cup in 36 years Monday, with the defending champions and hosts, the Montreal Alouettes, winning their semifinal game over the Green Bay Packers.
The Green Bay Packers are a team with a long, storied history, having won seven NFL championship titles, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported during the game that Green Bay’s quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, might be the only quarterback with multiple NFL championships in his DNA.
“I mean, I don’t know. But, yeah, I would think so,” Rogers said.
After another stunning defensive performance and a last-minute field goal, the Alouettes beat the Packers 14-6 at Lambeau Field on Monday night, and the Alouettes will host the NFL champions, the Baltimore Ravens, starting Saturday night.
“It’s unbelievable and awesome,” Deville said. “I don’t know whether or not we’re going to be a football team in the next four or six or seven years, but we’re going to be a football team because we have to be.”
In the meantime, the Alouettes have a chance to keep their championship hopes alive with another win.
“A win is a win,” said Alouettes head coach Mike Riley, who has now won eight of his last nine at Lambeau Field. “And I think the biggest thing about having a win is the confidence of what it means to us.”
The Alouettes opened the season with a win over the visiting Baltimore Ravens, and Deville threw the first TD pass in franchise history for the Alouettes, going 14-for-14 in the game for 120 yards and two touchdowns, setting an NFL record for most touchdown passes