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KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 7:28 AM ET

B.C. LIONS

- When the B.C. Lions lock up first place in the West Division and QB Casey Printers does enough to secure the CFL's Most Outstanding Player award, expect Dave Dickenson to get some playing time.

CALGARY STAMPEDERS

- Their special teams have allowed five touchdowns in the last four games ... Head coach Matt Dunigan was happy with the play of former Bomber FB Randy Bowles in their loss to the Argos last Wednesday.

EDMONTON ESKIMOS

- The struggling Esks are in danger of missing the CFL playoffs for the first time in 33 seasons, and if they lose at home to Montreal on Monday afternoon it will be their first four-game losing streak since 1990.

HAMILTON TIGER-CATS

- QB Danny McManus, who left Friday night's game against the Eskimos in the fourth quarter after taking a helmet to the chin, is expected to be ready to start Friday's game in Winnipeg against the Bombers.

MONTREAL ALOUETTES

- The 35 points that the Roughriders scored against the Als on Saturday night were the most Montreal has given up since surrendering 34 to the Eskimos in last year's Grey Cup -- also played at Taylor Field.

OTTAWA RENEGADES

- With Sandro Sciortino recovering from testicular cancer surgery, Brian Holmes will take over the placekicking duties in the nation's capital for the rest of the year. Holmes tried out for the Lions in the spring.

SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS

- Until Saturday, the last time the Green and White had beaten the Alouettes at Taylor Field was on Oct. 12, 1986, when QBs Joe Paopao and Bernard Quarles sparked the 'Riders to a 29-11 triumph.

TORONTO ARGONAUTS

- QB Damon Allen, who's been out since mid-August with a broken leg, likely will dress Monday against B.C. but won't start. "We'll try to ease him back in there," coach Pinball Clemons told the Toronto Star.


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