Game Day

IAN BUSBY -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:34 AM ET

CALGARY STAMPEDERS AT EDMONTON ESKIMOS, 7 P.M., TSN, QR77

COMING IN:

Calgary failed in a comeback attempt Monday at McMahon Stadium, losing 25-23 to Edmonton in the Labour Day Classic.

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

With the victory Monday, the Eskimos have won eight of the last nine meetings in the Battle of Alberta. Edmonton also has a 115-67-4 edge in the all-time series.

INJURIES

CALGARY -- DL Demetrious Maxie (broken leg), DB Joey Boese (hamstring), DB Jermaine Chatman (jaw), DB Anthony Malbrough (hamstring).

EDMONTON -- WR Ed Hervey (knee), RB Michael Jenkins (foot).

ROSTER MOVES:

CALGARY -- For the first time in several weeks, the same lineup will dress that lost by two points to the Eskimos Monday.

EDMONTON -- The tailback wheel keeps spinning in the provincial capital, this week stopping on Ron McClendon. The rookie running back takes the spot of Michael Jenkins, who hurt his foot Monday at McMahon. Shutdown cornerback Malcolm Frank has returned from an injured shoulder and goes in for his replacement, Tay Cody.

MATCHUPS:

WHEN CALGARY HAS THE BALL -- The Eskimos defence will key on the running game with confidence it can shut down the passing game because of its veteran secondary. Joffrey Reynolds was a target of the hard-hitting backfield Monday and was rattled by safety Kelly Wiltshire and dropped a pass. Quarterback Henry Burris will need blitz protection.

WHEN EDMONTON HAS THE BALL -- The o-line will need to adjust to the linebacker stunts. QB Ricky Ray was shut down in the second half of the Labour Day Classic when Calgary switched to man-to-man coverage in the secondary and sent an extra rusher.

NOTABLES:

Stampeders head coach Tom Higgins makes his first visit to Commonwealth Stadium as an opponent since he was an assistant coach with Calgary in 1992. Higgins spent 11 seasons in Edmonton as assistant GM, GM and head coach in that order ... Four of the five top receivers in CFL yardage will play in this game. Jason Tucker leads with 960 yards, Jeremaine Copeland is second with 828, Derrell Mitchell third with 823 and Nik Lewis fifth with 750.


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