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

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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Stadium

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

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Last Injuries

BC Lions

Edmonton Eskimos

  • Joshua Stangby

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | Six-Game Injured List

  • Andrew Marshall

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | Six-Game Injured List

  • Mark Mackie

    Collarbone
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • Ricky Collins Jr.

    Ankle
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • Alex Bazzie

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • Peter Cender

    Lower Body
    Ques Sat | Six-Game Injured List

  • Trevor Harris

    Knee
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • Anthony Orange

    Shoulder
    Early Aug | 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 5 0 86.310 56 168 112 5 0 0 5 1256
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
John White IV 5 0 283 32 59 2
Mike Reilly 5 0 71 10 20 1
Brandon Rutley 5 0 18 5 5 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Bryan Burnham 4 0 349 56 20 0 0
Lemar Durant 5 0 313 29 24 0 4
Duron Carter 5 0 205 32 24 0 0
John White IV 5 0 160 17 20 0 1
Shaq Johnson 5 0 113 38 10 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
Aaron Grymes 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
Anthony Thompson 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0
Chris Edwards 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
Claudell Louis 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Davon Coleman 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 8 0
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Sergio Castillo 5 0 12 13 52 6 4
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Brandon Rutley 5 0 20 0 108 500
Chris Edwards 5 0 2 0 24 44
Adam Konar 4 0 1 0 0 0
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Mike Reilly 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Brandon Rutley 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
John White IV 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Davon Coleman 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
T.J. Lee III 5 0 0 0 1 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 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
John White IV 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Josh Bartel 1 0 0 306 0 50 7 0 0
Lemar Durant 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Mike Reilly 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Brandon Rutley 5 0 18 0 18 138
Duron Carter 5 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 4 0 116.453 77 156 114 0 0 0 8 1362
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
C.J. Gable 4 0 415 24 79 0
Trevor Harris 4 0 40 11 20 3
Alex Taylor 1 0 3 3 1 0
Ricky Collins Jr. 4 0 -5 -5 1 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Greg Ellingson 4 0 379 54 27 0 2
Ricky Collins Jr. 4 0 307 45 19 0 0
Kenny Stafford 4 0 228 28 18 0 2
Natey Adjei 4 0 206 77 15 0 1
C.J. Gable 4 0 88 23 14 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
Almondo Sewell 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 14 0
Anthony Orange 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 -5 0 0 0 0
Brian Walker 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 0 1 4 0
Forrest Hightower 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 1 8 0
Jesse Joseph 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 0
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Sean Whyte 4 0 14 15 47 11 11
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Martese Jackson 3 0 10 0 31 196
Jordan Robinson 1 0 7 0 37 131
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
C.J. Gable 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
Jordan Robinson 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Monshadrik Hunter 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Natey Adjei 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ricky Collins Jr. 4 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
C.J. Gable 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
DaVaris Daniels 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Greg Ellingson 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Hugh O'Neill 4 0 0 887 0 58 20 0 0
Kenny Stafford 4 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 3 0 13 0 24 139
Jordan Robinson 1 0 2 0 3 4
Monshadrik Hunter 4 0 1 0 9 9