Game day

IAN BUSBY -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:59 AM ET

COMING IN:

Two touchdowns in the final five minutes gave the Stampeders a 24-14 victory last Saturday in Cal-gary's season opener. Quarterback Henry Burris hit Nik Lewis with the winning touchdown on a bomb and then connected with Jeremaine Copeland on another.

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

After the Stamps won the season-opener, the all-time season series now sits at 115-71-4 in favour of the Eskimos. Calgary is 4-6 in the last 10 Battles of Alberta.

INJURIES:

CALGARY -- LB Walter Spencer (ankle), LB George White (Achilles), DB Crance Clemons (hamstring), WR Scotty Anderson (knee), RB David Allen (knee).

EDMONTON -- DB William Loftus (rotator cuff), DL Randy Spencer (calf).

KEYS TO VICTORY:

1. RUNNIN' REYNOLDS -- The powerful running back quietly piled up huge yardage against the usually stingy Eskimos run defence last week. Expect the Esks to change their scheme and stack linebackers in the box to make sure Joffrey Reynolds doesn't break free for long gains again.

2. FUMBLIN' STUMBLIN' -- The past two meetings between these clubs have been decided on fumbles. The Esks bumbled away several chances to the Stamps in the season opener, although the Calgary defence also did an admirable job stripping the ball.

Edmonton will certainly correct its seven turnovers from last week.

3. RETURN ENGAGEMENT -- The second end of a back-to-back is where the great coaches shine. Expect each club to make adjustments on both sides of the ball to improve their systems.

Watch for the Stamps to throw more blitz packages on defence and try more innovative plays on offence such as end-arounds and play-action passes.

KEY STAT:

122 -- The amount of yards the Stamps beat the Eskimos by along the ground last week in the season-opener. Calgary easily won the battles in the trenches.

KEY MATCHUP:

Taylor Robertson and Jeff Pilon vs. Robert Brown and Andre Sommersell: Robertson was CFL lineman of the week after he and Pilon dominated the line of scrimmage against the Eskimos, who will try Sommersell in place of Sherrod Coates this week.

NOTABLES:

The Stamps haven't won two straight to start a season since 2000, when they finished 12-5-1 under head coach Wally Buono ... Quarterback Henry Burris needs 35 completions for 1,000 in his CFL career ... The Stamps are only 4-2 when Joffrey Reynolds rushes for more than 100 yards in a game during the running back's short career.


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