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Edmonton Eskimos vs. BC Lions Preview and Predictions 07-11-2019

The BC Lions look to build on their first win of the season when they host the Edmonton Eskimos on Thursday in a West Division clash. Sergio Castillo's single off a missed field goal as time expired handed the Lions an 18-17 victory over the Toronto Argonauts in Week 4 and they hope to climb up the West Division standings by avenging a 39-23 loss to the Eskimos on June 21.

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"He missed it but he got enough on it to give us a point and we came out with a win," BC coach DeVone Claybrooks told reporters. "It's a step in the right direction and as long as the guys keep working and keep believing then we'll continue to get better." Edmonton won its first two games of the season before dropping a 28-21 decision to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Week 3. The Eskimos, who were off last week, scored eight offensive touchdowns in their first two wins, but were held to seven field goals against Winnipeg, and hope to clinch the season series against the Lions, which could loom large in November after they missed the playoffs in 2018 because of BC holding the tiebreaker. "We want to treat every game as important regardless of who it is but in terms of the standings and season series that stuff does come into play," Edmonton quarterback Trevor Harris told reporters. "We just have to execute, be us and do what we can to win the game."

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ABOUT THE ESKIMOS (2-1): Harris was named one of the CFL's Top Performers for the month of June after throwing for 1,086 yards and six touchdowns without an interception en route to leading Edmonton to a 2-1 record. Linebacker Christophe Mulumba-Tshimanga was added to the active roster after starting 2019 on the six-game injured list and could make his season debut while offensive lineman Jacob Ruby is set to return after a two-game injury absence. C.J. Gable, who leads the team with 347 rushing yards, is questionable after missing practice with a lower-body injury while Edmonton added offensive lineman Eric Lofton to the practice squad.

ABOUT THE LIONS (1-3): Mike Reilly threw for 272 yards and a touchdown in the win against Toronto to become the 26th quarterback since 1950 to start 100 regular-season games. Lemar Durant continued his stellar start to the season as he hauled in nine passes for 125 yards and a touchdown while John White added 138 rushing yards and a TD. Bryan Burnham, who has caught at least one pass in 68 consecutive games, is questionable after missing the Week 4 win with a lower-body issue while defensive end Odell Willis recorded a sack against the Argonauts and is one shy of becoming the 12th player is league history to reach 100 for his career.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Edmonton has dropped seven straight road games dating back to last season.

2. Durant has caught a touchdown pass in each of his first four games in 2019.

3. The Eskimos have committed a league-high 46 penalties this season.

 

 

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BC Place Stadium
Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN.
Capacity: 60,000

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Last Injuries

BC Lions

Edmonton Eskimos

  • Kenny Stafford

    Undisclosed
    Out Fri | out

  • Josh Johnson

    Undisclosed
    Ques Oct 26 | questionable

  • Tevaun Smith

    Undisclosed
    Ques Oct 26 | questionable

  • C.J. Gable

    Knee
    Ques Oct 26 | questionable

  • SirVincent Rogers

    Tricep
    Late Oct | Six-Game Injured List

  • Shai Ross

    Undisclosed
    Late Oct | Six-Game Injured List

  • Martese Jackson

    Upper Body
    Late Oct | Six-Game Injured List

  • Anthony Orange

    Leg
    Out indefinitely | Six-Game Injured List

bc-lions 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
Mike Reilly 13 0 90.074 56 399 270 14 0 0 14 3306
Danny O'Brien 2 0 39.583 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Duron Carter 13 0 .000 67 2 2 0 0 0 1 123
Josh Bartel 9 0 .000 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
John White IV 11 0 639 32 118 6
Brandon Rutley 9 0 288 17 56 0
Mike Reilly 13 0 188 27 50 5
Wayne Moore 4 0 66 11 15 0
Jamel Lyles 2 0 62 36 3 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Bryan Burnham 12 0 1078 56 73 0 5
Lemar Durant 13 0 702 56 51 0 5
Shaq Johnson 13 0 476 67 26 0 1
Duron Carter 13 0 403 32 46 0 2
Jevon Cottoy 12 0 311 30 29 0 1
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
Aaron Grymes 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
Anthony Thompson 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0
Branden Dozier 11 0 0 0 1 0 1 16 0 0 0 0
Chris Edwards 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
Claudell Louis 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Sergio Castillo 13 0 28 30 52 23 20
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Brandon Rutley 9 0 20 0 108 500
Chris Edwards 12 0 2 0 24 44
Adam Konar 6 0 1 0 0 0
Duron Carter 13 0 1 0 16 16
Rashaun Simonise 2 0 1 0 12 12
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Mike Reilly 13 0 8 3 6 0 0 0
Brandon Rutley 9 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
Phillip Norman 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Duron Carter 13 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
John White IV 11 0 1 1 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
Brandon Rutley 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Bryan Burnham 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Duron Carter 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jevon Cottoy 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
John White IV 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Brandon Rutley 9 0 18 0 18 138
Duron Carter 13 0 1 0 1 1

edmonton-eskimos 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
Trevor Harris 12 0 104.370 83 441 316 4 0 0 15 3706
Logan Kilgore 2 0 72.721 32 64 43 4 0 0 2 465
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
C.J. Gable 12 0 860 34 173 2
Trevor Harris 12 0 139 27 48 6
Shaquille Cooper 2 0 128 26 22 1
Logan Kilgore 2 0 20 5 10 2
Alex Taylor 7 0 8 4 3 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Greg Ellingson 12 0 871 54 65 0 5
Ricky Collins Jr. 13 0 869 83 62 0 3
DaVaris Daniels 8 0 600 59 42 0 2
Natey Adjei 13 0 476 77 48 0 1
Tevaun Smith 13 0 399 75 37 0 3
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
Almondo Sewell 12 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 7 39 0
Anthony Orange 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 -5 0 0 0 0
Arjen Colquhoun 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0
Brian Walker 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 0 2 5 0
Don Unamba 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 28 0 1 5 0
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Sean Whyte 13 0 38 43 48 26 27
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Martese Jackson 6 0 16 0 31 291
Jordan Robinson 1 0 7 0 37 131
Shai Ross 1 0 2 0 28 48
Tevaun Smith 13 0 2 0 21 38
Jonathan Walton 5 0 1 0 12 12
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Trevor Harris 12 0 7 4 1 0 0 0
Natey Adjei 13 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
C.J. Gable 12 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
Jordan Robinson 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Logan Kilgore 2 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
C.J. Gable 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
DaVaris Daniels 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Greg Ellingson 12 0 0 43 0 43 1 0 5
Hugh O'Neill 7 0 0 1898 0 70 41 0 0
Kenny Stafford 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Martese Jackson 6 0 30 0 30 304
Jordan Robinson 1 0 2 0 3 4
Alex Bazzie 2 0 1 0 7 7
Alex Taylor 7 0 1 0 0 0
Josh Johnson 13 0 1 0 10 10