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Ottawa RedBlacks vs. BC Lions Preview and Predictions 09-13-2019


The Ottawa Redblacks look to rekindle their fading playoff hopes when they visit the BC Lions Friday. The Redblacks have dropped four consecutive games, including a disheartening 46-17 home loss to the last-place Toronto Argonauts in Week 13, to fall six points behind the Montreal Alouettes in the race for a postseason berth and try to turn their fortunes around by knocking off the Lions for the fourth time in their last five meetings.



"It's disappointing that we're not getting it done," Ottawa coach Rick Campbell told reporters. "No one feels sorry in pro sports when things aren't going your way so we're going to have to tee it up again in Vancouver." BC is still searching for answers after dropping a 21-16 decision against Montreal to fall to its seventh consecutive defeat. The Lions seemed poised to make the breakthrough they are desperately hoping for as they've lost their last two outings by a combined eight points after dropping their previous five games by an average margin of almost 17, and hope to get over the hump by ending their longest losing skid since 1992. "We're absolutely close but after a while close isn't good enough," BC running back Brandon Rutley told reporters. "We're tired of saying we're getting closer so we're ready to win and that's the mission."

TV: 10 p.m. ET, TSN, ESPN2



ABOUT THE REDBLACKS (3-8): Jonathon Jennings completed 33-of-42 passes for 327 yards and a touchdown against Toronto in his first start since July 25 while Mossis Madu Jr. added 83 yards on 12 receptions filling in for running back John Crockett, who was placed on the six-game injured list. Brad Sinopoli, who had 116 receptions for 1,376 yards last season, caught his first touchdown pass since Aug. 2 while starting safety Antoine Pruneau is likely to be out for the foreseeable future after suffering a leg injury in the loss to the Argonauts. Offensive lineman Stephane Nembot and fullback J.C. Beaulieu are both questionable after missing last weekend's game with undisclosed injuries.

ABOUT THE LIONS (1-10): Mike Reilly threw for 230 yards and a touchdown in the loss to Montreal to move within 17 yards of passing Tom Burgess for 16th place on the CFL's all-time passing list (30,208). Bryan Burnham was one of the lone bright spots on offence as he hauled in eight passes for 129 yards and a TD to advance within 152 yards of reaching 1,000 for the fourth straight year. BC is rolling the dice on offensive lineman Josiah St. John, who was the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, as the club added the former Oklahoma Sooner stalwart to the active roster after he was released by Toronto before the start of the season.



EXTRA POINTS

1. Ottawa has lost eight of its last nine games overall.

2. Burnham has caught four touchdown passes in the last four games.

3. The Redblacks have thrown for a league-low eight TDs in 2019.




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Stadium

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

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Last Injuries

BC Lions

  • Korey Toomer

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • Jean-Simon Roy

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • John White IV

    Lower Body
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • David Mackie

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • Sukh Chungh

    Undisclosed
    Out indefinitely | Six-Game Injured List

  • Khadim Mbaye

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • David Knevel

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • Antonio Johnson Sr.

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | Six-Game Injured List

Ottawa RedBlacks

  • Avery Williams

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • Stephane Nembot

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • Brad Sinopoli

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

  • Antoine Pruneau

    Lower Body
    Out indefinitely | out

  • Jonathan Rose

    Undisclosed
    Late Sept | Six-Game Injured List

  • Andrew Pickett

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | Six-Game Injured List

  • Kishawn McClain

    Undisclosed
    Late Sept | Six-Game Injured List

  • Caleb Holley

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

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 11 0 86.474 56 343 229 11 0 0 10 2667
Danny O'Brien 1 0 39.583 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Duron Carter 11 0 .000 56 1 1 0 0 0 0 56
Josh Bartel 7 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 10 0 559 32 101 5
Brandon Rutley 8 0 177 14 36 0
Mike Reilly 11 0 157 16 45 3
Wayne Moore 4 0 66 11 15 0
Bryan Burnham 10 0 3 3 1 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Bryan Burnham 10 0 848 56 55 0 4
Lemar Durant 11 0 550 56 42 0 4
Duron Carter 11 0 361 32 43 0 0
Shaq Johnson 11 0 316 53 23 0 0
Jevon Cottoy 10 0 231 23 25 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 11 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 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Edwards 10 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 11 0 24 26 52 15 12
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Brandon Rutley 8 0 20 0 108 500
Chris Edwards 10 0 2 0 24 44
Adam Konar 5 0 1 0 0 0
Duron Carter 11 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 11 0 8 3 6 0 0 0
Phillip Norman 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Rutley 8 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Duron Carter 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
John White IV 10 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 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Bryan Burnham 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Jevon Cottoy 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
John White IV 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Josh Bartel 7 0 0 1624 0 50 39 0 0
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Brandon Rutley 8 0 18 0 18 138
Duron Carter 11 0 1 0 1 1

ottawa-redblacks 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
Jonathon Jennings 6 0 86.873 75 103 76 4 0 0 3 736
Dominique Davis 8 0 78.876 67 251 189 14 0 0 5 1846
William Arndt 3 0 52.750 21 25 14 1 0 0 0 124
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
John Crockett 6 0 403 35 74 0
Mossis Madu 6 0 303 35 70 0
Dominique Davis 8 0 102 22 25 5
Jonathon Jennings 6 0 45 8 12 0
Greg Morris 3 0 28 19 7 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Dominique Rhymes 11 0 719 75 48 0 3
Brad Sinopoli 11 0 461 26 47 0 3
R.J. Harris 7 0 363 42 28 0 1
Caleb Holley 9 0 291 26 28 0 0
Mossis Madu 6 0 142 14 25 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
Anthony Cioffi 11 0 0 0 1 0 2 15 0 1 7 0
Antoine Pruneau 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 0
Avery Ellis 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 21 0
Avery Williams 11 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 12 0
Brendan Gillanders 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Lewis Ward 10 0 30 32 53 7 6
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Ryan Lankford 6 0 26 0 89 536
DeVonte Dedmon 4 0 15 0 111 497
Greg Morris 3 0 5 0 25 106
R.J. Harris 7 0 5 0 25 86
Brad Sinopoli 11 0 1 0 0 0
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Jonathon Jennings 6 0 5 2 2 0 0 0
Dominique Davis 8 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
Brad Sinopoli 11 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Caleb Holley 9 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
DeVonte Dedmon 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Brad Sinopoli 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
DeVonte Dedmon 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dominique Davis 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Dominique Rhymes 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jean-Christophe Beaulieu 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
DeVonte Dedmon 4 0 22 0 95 339
Ryan Lankford 6 0 11 0 47 96
R.J. Harris 7 0 2 0 11 9
Chris Randle 10 0 1 0 4 4