CALGARY - Through the last 13 quarters, the B.C. Lions have allowed nothing in terms of majors.
Nik Lewis doesn’t think that’s such a major deal.
“They played Toronto,” said the Calgary Stampeders’ leading receiver. “Toronto is a struggling team. B.C. went out and won the game they were supposed to win.
“They beat Toronto and they were supposed to. Now they have to come in here. Some people think they are going to win, but I don’t.”
The streak goes back to the Lions’ Aug. 13 loss at home to Winnipeg, and was extended through victories over the Edmonton Eskimos and twice against the Argonauts.
Certainly, the Argos were struggling as after the first meeting Cleo Lemon was turfed and replaced by Steven Jyles. Still, the Lions managed to shut the door, which is impressive no matter who the opponent would be.
Lewis begs to differ.
“We pose a different threat than any other team in the league with our running backs,” Lewis said, referring to the tandem of Joffrey Reynolds and Jon Cornish. “We pose a much different threat than any other team in the league (because of our receiving corps).
“I can’t compare what they’ve done to other teams to what they can do to us.”
The Stamps did beat the Lions in Week 2, thanks in large part to a 61-yard Lewis touchdown. It was a simple short route, but Lewis managed to break free and turn into a major.
“It was great blocking,” Lewis said. “I saw the lane and hit it. I broke a couple of tackles, and I showed my open-field speed.”