This off-a-helmet tip drill was part of Friday night's weird CFL football.

The Canadian Football League is often known for some unusual plays, and the Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos brought that in Friday night’s game, perhaps helped by some slippery conditions in the Edmonton rain. The first half alone saw two tip drill interceptions and a pass defended by a helmet. On the first drive of the game, Eskimos’ quarterback Mike Reilly threw a long end zone pass, but it was into tight coverage. And receiver Nate Behar tried to tip it away from his defender to avoid an interception, but wound up tipping it right to another Argos’ defensive back, T.J. Heath:

Here’s another look at that:

Then, in the second quarter, the tables were turned, with a pass from Toronto quarterback James Franklin going off the hands of receiver Llevi Noel to Edmonton defensive back Chris Edwards:

That one was a little less impactful, as it was third down (and thus would have been a turnover on downs if incomplete), but it was still odd. And another weird play came along later in the quarter, where a Franklin throw went off defensive back Monshadrik Hunter’s helmet:

With the rain still coming down at Commonwealth Stadium, this one may get even weirder. It will certainly get Ludacris, as he’s performing at halftime.

Update: Yeah, that was fun.


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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.