Stampeders fall to Lions, lose Nik Lewis too

Calgary Stampeders' Larry Taylor (C) is tackled by B.C Lions' J.R LaRose (27) during the first half...

Calgary Stampeders' Larry Taylor (C) is tackled by B.C Lions' J.R LaRose (27) during the first half of their CFL football game in Vancouver, British Columbia, August 17, 2013. REUTERS/Ben Nelms

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:22 PM ET

CALGARY - VANCOUVER — The Calgary Stampeders lost more than just a game.

The Red & White fell 26-22 to the B.C. Lions Saturday night at BC Place.

But they may have lost veteran slotback Nik Lewis for an extended period of time.

Lions linebacker Solomon Elimimian brought down the Stamps leading receiver late in the first half and rolled on Lewis’ ankle.

Trailing by four, the Stamps had one last chance but needed to go 73 yards in 1:11. The drive stalled at the Lions 35 yardline with 10 seconds on the clock.

Lions quarterback Travis Lulay didn’t shoot out the lights, finishing 16-for-28 with a touchdown and a trio of interceptions.

But the Lions defence shut things down in the second half as the Lions won their 10th straight home game in front of 29,201 fans.

With the loss, the Stamps and Lions are now tied at 5-2, good for second place in the CFL’s West Division.

The Stamps will remain on the road as they visit the Toronto Argonauts Friday (5


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