GAME DAY Calgary Stampeders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers - August 29, 2015

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Can the Stampeders hold off the Blue Bombers?

Poll closed Aug 29, 2015.
  1. Calgary continues their winning ways on the road

  2. Winnipeg will be well rested and take this one

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  1. Madman

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    Calgary Stampeders (6-2) at Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3-5)
    Saturday August 29, 2015

    Investors Group Field, Winnipeg
    4:00pm MDT

    Television: TSN, ESPN3
    Radio: News Talk 770, SiriusXM

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    Preview: Calgary at Saskatchewan Wk. 9

    The Winnipeg Blue Bombers return from their bye week to take on the West-leading Calgary Stampeders at Investors Group Field.

    3 Things
    Here are 3 Things you should know for Saturday's game in Winnipeg.

    Game Preview
    The Calgary Stampeders play their second straight road game as they visit the Winnipeg Blue Bombers this week. This is the first of two times the Stamps will play back-to-back road games in 2015, the other being in Weeks 14 and 15.

    The Stampeders (6-2) took hold of sole possession of first place in the West last week with a 34-31 win in Regina over the pesky Roughriders while the Bombers are coming off of a bye. This makes it the second straight week that Calgary is playing a team coming off their bye (and third time overall) and the Stamps are 2-0 in those games after wins over Montreal in Week 6 and last week against the Riders.

    Winnipeg (3-5, third place in the West) lost the last game they played, a 27-20 home defeat at the hands of the Argos in Week 8. Calgary has found Winnipeg a friendly place to play of late, winning five straight games in the Manitoba capital dating back to 2010 including a 33-23 win at Investors Group Field in 2014. The Stampeders are 1-2 on the road and 2-0 when playing Western teams this season while Winnipeg is 2-2 at home and also 2-2 within the West Division.

    Preview: Bombers turn up the urgency vs. Stamps

    If the real season for some teams starts Labour Day, it starts for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers a week early.

    Rested and refreshed coming off the bye, they face a crucial test on Saturday night in front of the home crowd at Investors Group Field. The division-leading and defending Grey Cup Champion Calgary Stampeders are in town, the first of six West Division opponents the Bombers will face in the next seven games.

    Yes, it’s accurate to say these next seven weeks will determine the fate of Bombers’ season.

    “We’ve got to win some games here, that’s all there is to it,” linebacker Sam Hurl told “We’ve lost the last two in a row and it’s a big deal to us to make sure we get back on the winning track.”

    The Bombers are 3-5 and their season right now could go in one of two directions. They currently sit just outside of a playoff spot with Montreal, fourth in the East with a 4-5 record, on pace to cross over. After facing Calgary on Saturday and meeting the halfway point in the schedule, the team will probably have an accurate assessment of exactly where it is.

    Up until now that’s been a mixed bag. The Bombers have led by as many as eight points in five of their eight games this season, while they owned a 16-0 lead in an eventual loss to the Stamps back in Week 4. But they’ve also been blown out in three games, outscored 122-37 in two losses to Hamilton and one to Edmonton.

    “They’re a good all-around team and it’s definitely a good test for us,” said Hurl of Saturday’s opponent. “It’s the middle of the season, it’s becoming crunch time now so it’s definitely going to be an exciting game.”

    “I’m pumped for it and I think it’ll be a good test to see where we’re at as a team.”
  2. strujas

    strujas Member

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    Greg Wilson in. Good call Huff. It's only a matter of time before Wilson breaks out with a huge game. GO STAMPS GO!!!

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