Receivers shine in loss to Lions

ERIC FRANCIS

, Last Updated: 7:34 AM ET

Perhaps the saddest thing about the Stamps' charitable donation to the Lions' win column was the fact it overshadowed a breakthrough evening for Calgary's receivers.

Maligned all year for dropping balls at the most inopportune of times, eight different pass-catchers got in on the action last night, including three players who had breakthrough evenings.

One week after being benched, Nik Lewis led the way with six catches for 128 yards, followed by Jeremaine Copeland, who had three grabs for an even 100 yards.

The man who had the biggest impact on the night was Brett Ralph who had four grabs for 94 yards and a touchdown that was called back.

He also made what Tom Higgins considered the play of the game when he made a brilliant tackle to stop B.C. from scoring on a blocked field goal early in the second half.

"That was a heck of a tackle and that's a hell of a football player giving us a chance to stay in that game," said Higgins, who essentially shrugged off all the stats pointing to what should have led to a win.

"Obviously, our receivers did better than they have been doing.

"But the numbers are absolutely irrelevant.

"If you win the turnover battle, you don't have to put up that many yards. It's a hollow feeling."

Ken Yon Rambo also had a productive evening with three good grabs for 43 yards.


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