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IT"S GAME DAY!!!! WESTERN FINALS!!! Let's Pick up where we left off the last time we beat the Stumps!! WEST DIVISION FINAL | WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS (10-8) at CALGARY STAMPEDERS (13-5) THE 4-1-1 Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. Sunday; McMahon Stadium, Calgary TV: TSN, RDS, ESPN News Radio: CJOB The forecast: A mix of sun and cloud. High +5C, low zero. Vegas line: The Stampeders are favoured by five points. Streaks: Winnipeg: 1W; Calgary: 1W. Home/Road: The Bombers are 5-5 on the road this year, including last week’s West Semi-Final win in Regina; the Stampeders are 7-2 at home. Head to head, 2018: The Bombers and Stamps split their season series 1-1. Calgary won 39-26 at home on August 25, with the Bombers countering with a 29-21 victory at Investors Group Field on October 26. Playoff history: The Bombers and Stampeders last met in the postseason in the 2001 Grey Cup, a 27-19 Calgary win. The last non-Grey Cup playoff game between Winnipeg and Calgary was the 1982 West Semi-Final in Winnipeg, a 24-3 Bombers win. Winnipeg and Calgary last met in a West Final in 1965, a best-of-three series won by the Bombers 2-1. Winnipeg then lost to Hamilton in the ’65 Grey Cup, dubbed the Wind Bowl because of blustery conditions. Winnipeg and Calgary have met six times in the West Final, with the Bombers 6-0 after wins in 1945, 1946, 1947, 1961, 1962 and 1965. (with thanks Ed Tait) https://www.bluebombers.com/2018/11/17/game-preview-west-final/ https://d3ham790trbkqy.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2016/06/181118-position-chart-Cgy.pdf If anyone has an image link to Stumps Depth chart- please let me know.
Edmonton @ Calgary Game Notes *Calgary wrapped up the 2017 season series with their second-straight Labour Day home-and-home set sweep from Edmonton. *Edmonton scored only three points in the first quarter against Calgary this year; the Stamps outscored them 44-23 in the first half. *Edmonton dominated offensively 408 yards to 353 with 33:14 of time of possession, 354 passing yards per game, and a 56% per cent conversion rate. *Calgary’s edges were on defence with nine Sacks to three, 32 pressures to 16 by the Esks, and seven takeaways to just three by Edmonton. *Red Zone: Calgary cashed in seven of their 10 red zone chances (70 per cent); Edmonton went just four-of-10 (40 per cent) *Punting: Calgary averaged 36.2 yards to Edmonton’s 31.9 mainly due to a 90-yard TD return by Roy Finch. *FGs: Rene Paredes made six-of-seven field goal attempts vs. Edmonton this year; Sean Whyte missed all three games vs. the Stampeders. *Alex Singleton had tackle totals of 13, 11 and six for 30 defensive stops vs. Edmonton. He had a tackle for loss in each game. *Big Plays: Edmonton created seven “big plays” to Calgary’s nine. *Kenny Ladler made 14 tackles in the two games he played against Calgary; Aaron Grymes made eight defensive tackles in his one game. *Calgary comes into this game with a three-game losing streak, their longest in advance of a playoff game since 1957. *Calgary’s last win: The Stamps enter this game with a two-game home losing streak after winning 17-straight at McMahon Stadium. They last won at home 50 days ago (Sep 29/17 to Nov 18/17: 0 days). Their last win at all was on Oct 13/17, 36 days ago. *C.J. Gable has rushed for at least 70 yards in all five games he has started for Edmonton including 107 in the Semi-Final win at Winnipeg. Gable has 473 yards on 89 carries over his five Edmonton games for a 5.3 yard average with four rushing touchdowns. *Johnny Adams has shifted to kick cover duty in recent games and has nine special teams tackles in the last four contests. ??Mike Reilly vs Bo Levi Mitchell If Bo isn’t healthy...it will be Edmonton.