August 24, 2023

7 Things – Stamps @ Argos


1. Us: (3-7)

The Stamps fell 19-18 last week against the Bombers 19-18 at McMahon Stadium. Tommylee Lewis was dynamic with 237 return yards and 46-yards receiving. Rene Paredes was six-for-eight on field goals accounting for all of the Stampeders points.


2. Them: Toronto Argonauts (7-1)

The Argos are coming off a bye week. The last time we saw them they put on an offensive display, taking down the Redblacks 44-31.

3. Us Vs Them

The Stamps are the only team to defeat the Argonauts this season. They beat Toronto 20-7 on Aug. 4 at home. Friday’s game wraps up the two-game season series between these two teams.


4. Fast Facts:

The Stamps are trying to extend their road winning streak against the Argonauts to nine games. Since a 39-36 loss at Rogers Centre on July 7, 2012, the Stamps have won eight straight away games against the Double Blue, with the victories coming in three different venues. The wins in 2013 and 2014 were at Rogers Centre, while a 2015 victory came at Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field when a scheduling conflict with a Toronto Blue Jays playoff game forced a location change. The five wins since 2016 have come at the Argos’ new home at BMO Field.

The Stamps have outscored the Boatmen 271-130 during the eight-game streak.

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

5. Who’s Where

6. Players to Watch

Stamps: DB Branden Dozier: Dozier has been all over the field lately. He registered six tackles and three pass knockdowns last week against the Blue Bombers.

Argos: QB Chad Kelly: Kelly leads the league in yards per pass attempt at 11.2, and is third in the CFL in pass touchdowns with 13. Dozier and his friends are going to have to be on their A-game this weekend.

7. Quotable:

“Let’s make sure we lock in and we put on our pads we go out there and do what’s right, play our game and see what happens.” – Head coach and general manager Dave Dickenson on preparing for Friday’s game in Toronto.