Stampeder Game Day

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:58 AM ET

AT WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS 6:30 P.M., CANAD INNS STADIUM TV: TSN; RADIO: QR77

COMING IN:

If not for the much-publicized blown call last week in Vancouver, the Stamps would be riding their first two-game winning streak of the season into tonight's regular-season finale. The Bombers saw their post-season aspirations snuffed out last weekend in Edmonton, where the Esks posted a 40-34 victory.

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

The Red and White earned their second win of the season by blasting the Bombers 49-27 at McMahon Stadium Aug. 7. Calgary has won six of the past 10 meetings and seven of 10 in Winnipeg, although the hometown Bombers hammered the Stamps 52-17 last year. Calgary leads the lifetime series 88-83.

ROSTER MOVES:

CALGARY -- LB Wesley Robertson is in for DL Antwone Young (knee) and WR Craig Spear makes his CFL debut in favour of long-snapper Bill Chamberlain (broken hand).

WINNIPEG -- DB Cedric Dickenson checks in for DB Raheem Covington.

MATCHUPS:

WHEN CALGARY HAS THE BALL -- For QB Khari Jones, the worst part about playing for Winnipeg this season was not being able to face the Bombers' pourous secondary, which has given up an average of 312 yards per game through the air. Jones, who returns to Winnipeg for the first time since last month's blockbuster trade, should be able to improve on the 140-yard passing day he had last week in B.C. although S Wes Lysack, also part of the deal, immediately improved the Bombers' defensive backfield. Jones should have plenty of time to look downfield against a Winnipeg pass rush that ranks last in the league with 22 sacks. Rookie WR Nik Lewis, who scored a pair of touchdowns when the teams last met, could have a big game as he looks to become the fifth Stamps freshman receiver to crack the 1,000-yard barrier. Stamps K Clinton Greathouse will want to keep the ball out of Keith Stokes' hands. The return specialist, who has already taken one to the house against Calgary this year, leads the CFL in punt return yardage (958), kickoff return yardage (1,098) and combined yards (2,575).

WHEN WINNIPEG HAS THE BALL -- The Stamps' defensive front will be going after QB Kevin Glenn, who is now the No. 1 man. With 44 sacks on the season, Calgary is in the hunt for the league crown, neck-and-neck with Saskatchewan (45), Montreal and Hamilton (both 44). The Bombers pivot can alleviate some of that pressure by getting the ball into the hands of all-star running back Charles Roberts, who leads the league in touchdowns (13) and sits second in rushing with 1,408 yards. SB Milt Stegall hasn't put up the numbers he's used to but still set a club record with his seventh 1,000-yard campaign and found the endzone twice last weekend in Edmonton. Former Stampeders FB Scott Regimbald has scored one touchdown since joining the Bombers.

NOTABLES:

Stamps LB Brian Clark spent his last four seasons with Winnipeg while DB Milo Lewis suited up for the Bombers the previous two campaigns ... Stamps DB Joey Boese is second in the league in defensive tackles (89) behind Toronto's Kevin Eiben (107) ... The Stamps are minus-1 in the give-away/takeaway department. The Bombers are minus-7 ... Former Stamps S Wes Lysack is third in the CFL with five interceptions ... LB Joe Bonaventura, LB John Grace and RB Scott Deibert have each registered a blocked kick this season ... A number of players from both teams played for the University of Manitoba: Stamps LB Scott Coe, OL Travis Arnold and Winnipeg FB Wade Miller, OL Matt Sheridan and S Wes Lysack ... Calgary OL Jeff Pilon was originally drafted by Winnipeg in 1999 while the Stamps selected standout DL Doug Brown in 1997 ... Stamps C Jamie Crysdale will play in his 205th consecutive game ... A Stampeders win would equal last year's mark of 5-13.

Catch all the action today on QR77. Jay Donald and Billy Powers will have the pre-game show at 5:30 p.m. Mark Stephen provides the play-by-play with colour work by Greg Peterson. Join Jay Donald and Billy Powers for the post-game show.


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