GAME DAY Calgary Stampeders vs BC Lions - November 15, 2015

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Who will win the Western Semi-Final?

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  2. BC Lions

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  1. Madman

    Madman Administrator
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    Calgary Stampeders (14-4)

    BC Lions (7-11)

    Western Semi-Final
    Sunday November 15, 2015
    McMahon Stadium, Calgary
    2:30pm MDT

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

    [​IMG] Position Chart & Roster
    [​IMG] Game Notes

    Stampeders Depth Chart


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    WSF Preview: BC at Calgary

    The BC Lions look to carry momentum from the final weeks of their season into the Western Semi-Final, as they take on the defending Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium.

    3 Things
    Here are 3 Things you need to know about Sunday's Western Semi-Final.

    Pre-game comments - Western Semi-Final
    Hear from Coach Huff and players Jerome Messam, Juwan Simpson, Eric Rogers and Bo Levi Mitchell on the eve of the Western Semi-Final at McMahon Stadium.

    WSF Analysis: Breaking Down the Key Figures's Pat Steinberg weighs in on the players for both BC and Calgary that will factor heavily in their teams' chances on Sunday.

    Mister Rogers' neighborhood
    Former TV host Fred Rogers entertained and educated youngsters for generations and was beloved by all. But after sharing the lead for CFL touchdowns with 10 this season, another Mr. Rogers is making a huge impact on fans young and old in Calgary with the Stampeders. For Eric Rogers, his neighborhood is the endzone.

    Stampeders not looking past Lions
    Facing a team they've dominated all season, Farhan Laji explains how the defending Grey Cup champions are preparing for the semi-final showdown against the Lions.

    Game Preview

    The Calgary Stampeders play host to the BC Lions in the CFL’s Western Semi-Final as the 2015 playoffs kick off this week.

    The Stampeders are hosting the game after finishing second in the West with a 14-4 record while the Lions finished third with a 7-11 mark. Calgary has played in six semifinal games since 2005, posting a 2-4 record, but has won the last two semis at home (2009 and 2012). The Stamps are a perfect 5-0 against the Lions in West semifinal games (all played at home), with the most recent being in 2001, a 28-19 win for the Stamps.

    Calgary is 8-3 all-time in playoff games against the Leos with the last game taking place in 2012 in the West final at BC, a game won 34-29 by Calgary.

    Calgary swept the season series in 2015, winning 35-23 at home in Week 13 and 33-16 on the road in Week 20.

    The Stamps finished tied for the league’s best home record at 8-1 and are 8-2 against the West while the Lions are 3-6 on the road and are 4-6 against West teams.

    Preview: Lions embracing underdog role against Stamps
    Like both teams would tell you, records don’t matter anymore.

    With the playoffs officially underway, where the BC Lions and Calgary Stampeders finished in the standings or what they accomplished during the regular season is erased. Now it’s up to one game to decide their fate on their road to the 103rd Grey Cup.

    Even though they didn’t win the West Division, the Stamps quietly finished the year tied for the best record in the league. That’s no small feat on its own but to accomplish this in the same year that the club is looking to defend its Grey Cup championship should send a message as to where the team thinks they stand.

    It’s that reason that has the Lions looking up as the underdogs in the game but nobody in BC’s locker room is going into Sunday afternoon’s game believing that is the case.

    “Guys really not just too much concerned about the underdog aspect. It’s just the fact of knowing that everything we’ve been through, that’s behind us,” said wideout Emmanuel Arceneaux. “We’re at the playoff point right now and it’s just go hard or go home. We have an opportunity to actually have a chance to compete for the Grey Cup now.”

    While the Stamps swept the season series over the Lions, that doesn’t necessarily tell all of the story of where each of these teams currently stand but it does set the tone for how the Lions got here.

    Already down to backup John Beck after starter Travis Lulay went down, the Leos were forced to use then third-string rookie quarterback Jonathon Jennings in their Week 13 loss to the Stamps. The defeat, however, could be the turning point of BC’s season, as it was with Jennings under centre that everything seemed to click for them on both sides of the ball.

    The second meeting took place in the final week of the regular season and both teams opted to dress their backups. Playcalling was conservative as there was nothing to lose or gain with the playoff seeding already determined.
  2. strujas

    strujas Member

    Nov 18, 2014
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    Smother Jennings! Give him nothing!!! GO STAMPS GO!!!!!
  3. Bumpnrun

    Bumpnrun Member

    Jun 5, 2012
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    Don't play like the Dino's.

    Play clean with no turnovers and special teams will be paramount. Limiting Harris will be key.

    No Harrison. Too bad. I like the dynamic he provides out of the backfield.

  4. deuvl

    deuvl Moderator
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    May 14, 2012
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    a laugher at best. go home bc. you've stunk
  5. Mathgod

    Mathgod Member

    May 4, 2012
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    Heroic win considering the Oline situation. Messam was a beast. Parker continues his strong play.

    Going to be a difficult situation if Lavertu and Bergman can't play next week.
  6. strujas

    strujas Member

    Nov 18, 2014
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    Bring on the Schmoes....
  7. redwhite2005

    redwhite2005 Member

    Jun 2, 2012
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    Yes Parker the last few games has been great the kid is coming along fine!

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