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Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Calgary Stampeders Preview and Predictions 11-10-2019


The Calgary Stampeders begin their quest for their fourth consecutive Grey Cup appearance when they host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the West Division semifinal Sunday. The Stampeders missed out on a chance to win their fourth straight division title following a 29-28 loss to the Blue Bombers on Oct. 25, but earned home field advantage for the semifinal by taking down the BC Lions 21-16, and hope to make their eighth consecutive appearance in the Western final.



"Our team has a lot of fight and I think we're hungry but we're not playing at a championship level yet," Calgary coach Dave Dickenson admitted to reporters. "I'm confident in the guys in the room if we can get there ... and if we can get a win we'll see how long we can take this thing." Winnipeg looks to get over the disappointment of missing out on a home playoff game after going 2-4 down the stretch. The Blue Bombers, who needed Calgary to lose in its regular-season finale in order to finish in second place, won the season series with the Stampeders, but have dropped six of their last seven games on the road and face the daunting task of winning three straight away games if they hope to lift their first Grey Cup since 1990. "We had the season we had and there were a few games we'd like to have back," Winnipeg coach Mike O'Shea told reporters. "We're going on the road for three and that's the bottom line."

TV: 4:30 p.m. ET, TSN, RDS, ESPN2



ABOUT THE BLUE BOMBERS (11-7): Zach Collaros completed 22-of-28 passes for 221 yards and a pair of touchdowns in his Winnipeg debut against Calgary and is set to get the starting nod over a banged-up Chris Streveler, who will see some snaps in short-yardage situations. Andrew Harris gained 64 yards against the Stampeders to become the ninth player in CFL history to surpass 9,000 yards on the ground en route to winning his third straight rushing title (1,380). Centre Michael Couture will likely be sidelined for another week after missing practice Thursday, with Cody Speller set to replace him.

ABOUT THE STAMPEDERS (12-6): Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 283 yards and a touchdown in the win against BC to extend his streak of games with at least one TD pass to 17 (playoffs included). Hergy Mayala continued his late-season surge as he hauled in five passes for 103 yards and a score to give him five TD catches in his last four games while Reggie Begelton finished with six receptions to surpass 100 for the first time in his career with 102. Linebacker Cory Greenwood, who led the CFL in tackles before going on the six-game injured list with a shoulder issue, returned to practice and could step into the starting lineup.



EXTRA POINTS

1. The Blue Bombers have dropped 17 of their last 19 meetings in Calgary (playoffs included).

2. Mitchell has thrown 14 touchdowns compared to one interception in his last five games against Winnipeg.

3. The winner will travel to Regina to face the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Nov. 17 in the West Division final.




Prediction

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Stadium

McMahon Stadium
Calgary, Alberta, CAN.
Capacity: 35,650

Last Injuries

Calgary Stampeders

  • Eric Rogers

    Undisclosed
    Out Sun | out

  • Fraser Sopik

    Leg
    out for season | out

  • Romar Morris

    Undisclosed
    Out Sun | Six-Game Injured List

  • Kamar Jorden

    Knee
    Prob Sun | Six-Game Injured List

  • Aaron Peck

    Undisclosed
    Out Sun | out

  • Ivan McLennan

    Knee
    Out Sun | Six-Game Injured List

  • Cordarro Law

    Undisclosed
    Out Sun | out

  • Royce Metchie

    Undisclosed
    Prob Sun | probable

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

  • Brady Oliveira

    Ankle
    Ques Nov 24 | Six-Game Injured List

  • Charles Nelson

    Undisclosed
    Ques Nov 24 | Six-Game Injured List

  • Lucky Whitehead

    Undisclosed
    Ques Nov 24 | questionable

  • Craig Roh

    Undisclosed
    Ques Nov 24 | questionable

  • Michael Couture

    Undisclosed
    Ques Nov 24 | questionable

  • Anthony Gaitor

    Undisclosed
    Ques Nov 24 | questionable

  • Jeff Hecht

    Undisclosed
    Ques Nov 24 | questionable

  • Connor Griffiths

    Undisclosed
    Ques Nov 24 | questionable

calgary-stampeders Stats 2019

Passing
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Montell Cozart 1 0 112.500 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 11
Nick Arbuckle 11 0 106.918 76 237 174 5 0 0 11 2103
Bo Levi Mitchell 6 0 85.999 51 229 147 7 0 0 8 1732
Rob Maver 13 0 .000 25 2 2 0 0 0 0 44
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Ka'Deem Carey 8 0 422 31 75 2
Terry Williams 13 0 242 28 46 1
Don Jackson 3 0 125 25 30 1
Nick Arbuckle 11 0 68 13 23 4
Ante Milanovic-Litre 10 0 40 11 10 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Reggie Begelton 12 0 1036 76 72 0 7
Eric Rogers 13 0 797 42 65 0 7
Markeith Ambles 9 0 407 28 35 0 0
Richard Sindani 9 0 250 51 18 0 0
Colton Hunchak 4 0 176 57 12 0 0
Defense
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Brandon Smith 9 0 0 0 0 1 2 64 0 0 0 0
Charlie Power 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Casher 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 9 0
Cordarro Law 11 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 7 44 0
Cory Greenwood 12 0 0 0 3 1 1 18 0 2 7 0
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Rene Paredes 13 0 33 39 59 22 22
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Terry Williams 13 0 28 0 103 706
Reggie Begelton 12 0 5 0 34 109
Josh Huff 5 0 4 0 35 96
Lorenzo Jerome 2 0 2 0 47 73
Colton Hunchak 4 0 1 0 17 17
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Terry Williams 13 0 5 3 2 0 0 0
Reggie Begelton 12 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
Nick Arbuckle 11 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
Bo Levi Mitchell 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Ka'Deem Carey 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Bo Levi Mitchell 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Brandon Smith 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
DaShaun Amos 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Don Jackson 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Eric Rogers 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Terry Williams 13 0 50 0 49 532
Romar Morris 2 0 4 0 14 21
Lorenzo Jerome 2 0 3 0 8 20
Ante Milanovic-Litre 10 0 1 0 -5 -5
Markeith Ambles 9 0 1 0 10 10