GAME DAY Calgary Stampeders at Edmonton Eskimos - November 22, 2015

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Who will win the Western Final?

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  1. Madman

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    Calgary Stampeders (14-4)

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    Edmonton Eskimos (14-4)

    Western Final
    Sunday November 22, 2015
    Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
    2:30pm MDT

    Television: TSN, ESPN3
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    WF Preview: Calgary at Edmonton

    The Battle of Alberta is always a hard-fought, closely contested match-up. When a trip to the Grey Cup is on the line? It reaches a whole new level. The top two teams in the CFL battle for the Western crown on Sunday.
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    WF: How Will Stamps Handle Esks Big Targets?
    Adarius Bowman and Derel Walker both finished top 5 in the CFL with over 1000 receiving yards each in 2015, and together they form a dynamic receiving duo that the Stampeders defence knows they must account for.
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    Game Preview

    It’s a clash of titans as the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos meet to decide who will represent the West in the 2015 Grey Cup game.

    Calgary (14-4) dispatched the BC Lions 35-9 last week in the Western Semi-Final and, in doing so, earned a berth in a fourth straight Western Final. Edmonton (14-4) last played back in Week 19, a 40-22 win over Montreal that clinched top spot in the West, and have had a bye the last two weeks in a row. This will be the second straight Western Final between the two teams with Calgary winning big at home by a 43-18 score in 2014.

    Calgary has played in 19 West finals since the CFL adopted a single game format for the Final in 1973 and has a 9-10 record overall and holds a 6-5 record against the Eskimos in the 11 West finals played between the two provincial rivals. Calgary last played Edmonton on the road in a Final back in 2001, a 34-16 win for the Red and White.

    Edmonton won the season series against Calgary this year, giving the Eskimos the tie-breaker to claim first place. Calgary won Labour Day at home 16-7 but lost the rematch in Edmonton 27-16 and then again at home in Week 16 by a 15-11 score.

    Calgary was tied for the best road record in the CFL at 6-3 while the Esks were tied for the league’s best home record at 8-1. Both teams were tied at 8-2 within the West Division.
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    Preview: Esks, Stamps set to determine best in West
    This could be the defining game on if the power has truly shifted in the West Division.

    For the second straight year, the Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders will meet in the Western Final to decide who gets to compete for the Grey Cup presented by Shaw.

    The fact that these two clubs have reached this point of the year should come as a surprise to few. The Esks and Stamps sat at nearly the top of every offensive and defensive team statistic while blazing their way to 14-4 records.

    However, the turning point of the season remains the same for both teams. The Stamps won the first meeting on Labour Day, continuing their 12-game winning streak over their provincial rivals. But it was the rematch and Week 16 wins by the Eskimos that changed the course of the season. Those two victories started what is now eight wins in a row for Edmonton and gave them the control of their own destiny for the rest of the regular season.

    “I think our defence played great in all three games. I don’t think they played any different in the first game than they did the second or third. They were pretty dominant all three games,” said Mike Reilly. “The difference was offensively we were able to put some points on the board and the reason we were able to do that was because we connected on some deep plays down the field when they were available and we were able to move the chains a little bit. The third time that we played them, we left a lot out on the field too.”

    After being injured in the opening week, Mike Reilly returned under centre during the first game between the two teams, replacing James Franklin. While the Eskimos lost that game, it brought back a sense of stability to a quarterback position that had been split by Franklin and Matt Nichols.

    Still, like the statistics on the scorecard, everybody knows how important each detail is when these two face off. With the margin for error so slim, one mistake could have a big factor in the final result.
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  2. Addicted

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    Ok boys, toughest game of the year today! I think the key is to keep the emotion under check, play three down ball, and pick away at the Esk's defence. Move the chains a few times and wait for the big play to present itself. Messam will be huge for us in this game and may be the difference. The forecast is for +4 with 40-50km winds, so establishing the ground game early will be key. One thing we know for sure is that Huf will have the team prepared and ready. We have the tools, the talent, and the motivation......we just need to put it all together and hope our injury streak is done.

    I got my bags packed for Winnipeg boys, lets meet there!
     
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  3. Bumpnrun

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    In all my years watching this rivalry I don't think there is a more evened match between the two teams. I believe field position will be huge.
    GO STAMPS GO!
    Let us see another appearance in the Grey Cup next Sunday.
     
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  4. Addicted

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    With any luck we will be watching two teams in red. Nice win Ottawa, great game out East.
     
  5. Addicted

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    Why would we not rely on Messam from the 3???? Gotta be able to get a yard/carry. Bad call, 3 points
     
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  6. Addicted

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    Ok, not a terrible half. Need to convert in the red zone though!!
     
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    Only halftime and the Refs are already screwing us over....
     
  8. Bumpnrun

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    Game over ... Needed defense to step up and they are getting torched.
    Esks D Too much and are by far the rest has done them well. Look fresher as the game is progressing.

    Offense is sputtering and cannot score in the red zone.

    Too bad for Huff.
     
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  9. Bumpnrun

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    As I was afraid, Messam fumble troubles. Ball security is not his greatest asset.
     
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  10. Jason Newlin

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    We will Always be loyal and true to our team. Through thick and thin.the white horse will
    Ride. Now and forever
     
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  11. Bumpnrun

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    Not to be. Next year.
    The Esks were full value for the win. Esks were more hungry and wanted it more than the Stamps.
    Thank you Huff for many great memories and turning the Stamps into a great team to watch.
     
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    Red zone twice and you don't run the ball. Down 21 in 3rd quarter and you run the ball. Really. Game was never close and Calgary was played by Edm. coach. Still a fan and always will be.
     
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  13. redwhite2005

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    well all I can say is the rested and healthy team won today! Congrats to the Eskies.
     

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