October 19, 2023

7 Things – Stamps @ Lions


1. Us: (5-11)

The Stamps kept their playoff drive alive last week with a 26-19 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. A victory this week mixed with a Riders loss to the Argonauts would secure a playoff spot.


2. Them: BC Lions (12-5)

The Lions took down Hamilton 33-30 last weekend on the road. They now return home to host the Stamps. The Lions need a win this week in their regular-season finale, and the Bombers to lose their last two games to lock up first in the West.

3. Us Vs Them:

This is the third and final meeting between these two this season. The Lions are 2-0 against the Stampeders: they won 25-15 in Week 1 and 37-9 in August.


4. Fast Facts

Calgary is attempting to qualify for the postseason for an 18th consecutive season. The 17-year-run of playoff appearances the Stampeders carried into 2023 is tied for the fourth-longest such streak in CFL history.

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

5. Who’s Where

6. Players to Watch

Stamps: DL Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund: IAB has five sacks, one forced fumble and three special-teams tackles this season. The third-year defensive lineman will look to apply the pressure on elusive Leos QB, Vernon Adams Jr. on Friday night.

Lions: QB Vernon Adams Jr.: Adams Jr. is 347 passing yards away from his first 5,000-yard season. It would be the first 5,000-yard season since 2018 when Bo Levi Mitchell, Mike Reilly, Jeremiah Masoli and Trevor Harris all hit that mark.

7. Quotable:

“I feel like we’ve been fighting for our lives all year.” – Veteran DL Derek Wiggan is ready to battle on Friday night in Vancouver.