July 29, 2023

7 Things – Stamps @ Als


1. Us: (2-4)

The Stamps fell 43-41 in another tight, OT battle last Sunday against the Redblacks. No.1 pivot Jake Maier had 450 yards and four TD’s in the loss, while receiver Marken Michel had 134 yards and two touchdowns in his best game since returning to the team. SAM linebacker Titus Wall led the way on defence with 11 tackles.

2. Them: Montreal Alouettes (2-3)

The Alouettes have lost three in a row after winning their first two games of the season and are coming off their first bye last week. The last time we saw them on the field they dropped a 35-27 battle with the Argonauts. Montreal QB Cody Fajardo had 281 yards and three touchdown passes in the loss.

3. Us Vs Them

This is the first of two matchups between the Stamps and Alouettes this season. Montreal will be in Calgary Saturday, Sept. 23. This is the first visit to Montreal for the Stamps since Oct. 5, 2019, a game Calgary lost 21-17.

Watch the game recap here.

4. Fast Facts:

Calgary quarterback Jake Maier has thrown for 765 yards in the past two weeks and enters Week 8 action ranked second in the CFL with 1,672 passing yards. Maier threw four touchdown passes against Ottawa last week, including two to Marken Michel, who led all CFL players in Week 7 with 134 receiving yards.

The Stamps are looking to maintain the heat on opposing quarterbacks after registering 12 sacks in the past two games. Veteran defensive tackle Mike Rose is among the league leaders with five sacks on the season while free agent acquistion Julian Howsare has dropped the quarterback three times in the past two games.

The Stamps and Alouettes met once last season as Calgary claimed a 30-27 victory at McMahon Stadium in the 2022 season-opener.

Calgary is 2-1 on the road so far this season and 1-1 against East Division opponents. Montreal is 1-2 at home and 0-2 against the West.

Thanks to our Director of Communications Jean Lefebvre for handing off these facts!

5. Who’s Where


6. Players to Watch

Stamps: Rene Paredes K: Rene Paredes hit 2,000 career points last week and will play in his 200th career game this week against the Alouettes.

Als: Austin Mack WR: Mack comes into the game second in the CFL in receiving yards with 458. He has two touchdowns and two 100 plus yard games in five games played this season

7. Quotable: 

“When you have a tough loss… I can’t wait to play again, can’t wait to coach again. I feel like our guys are looking forward to getting back on the field, they’re gelling, and coming together as a group.” – Head coach and general manager Dave Dickenson on moving forward to Sunday’s game against Montreal.