Stampeders gain share of first in West

Stampeders' Cordarro Law sacks Eskimos QB Mike Reilly in first half CFL action during the Labour...

Stampeders' Cordarro Law sacks Eskimos QB Mike Reilly in first half CFL action during the Labour Day Classic in Calgary on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. (Darren Makowichuk/QMI Agency

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:58 AM ET

CALGARY - It was a beautiful 48 hours for the Calgary Stampeders.

Coming off a Labour Day series sweep of the Edmonton Eskimos, the battered and bruised Stamps enjoyed a pair of days off over the weekend to heal up from the pounding associated with two games in a 96-hour span.

Oh, and then they got to sit back Sunday, watch the Saskatchewan Roughriders lose 25-13 to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and pick up a share of first place in the process.

All in an off-day’s work.

With both teams now sitting at 8-2 and the season-series all square at one win apiece, it’s back to square one in the West Division.

Stamps wideout Maurice Price feels they — not the Riders — are now the team to beat.

“I sure do — no ifs ands or buts,” said Price, who was among a litany of veterans sitting out practice Monday morning at McMahon Stadium.


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