Pinball won't get caught looking beyond B.C.

STEVE BUFFERY

, Last Updated: 8:19 AM ET

Argonauts head coach Michael Clemons now turns his focus to the B.C. Lions, the club his team faces next Saturday in Vancouver.

After that, the Argos play host to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers back at the Rogers Centre on Sept. 23 before moving on to a two-game (away and home) series against the Edmonton Eskimos, who reside in last place in the CFL's West Division.

It's that series against the Eskimos that may prove to be the most important of the season for the Argonauts.

The way the CFL playoffs work, if the last-place team in one division has a better record than the third-place team in the other division, the team with the better record gets in the playoff.

The Argonauts (4-6) sit third in the East, so two wins against Edmonton (3-6-1) would be crucial, even though Clemons says he is not looking past the 6-2-1 Lions.

"The (Edmonton) series is down the road and we've got some work to do in the next two weeks," said the Toronto coach, who waved aside suggestions that his club may be a little overconfident facing the Lions after beating up on the woeful Hamilton TigerCats yesterday and last Monday in Hamilton.

"No one will be deceived going into the play against the B.C. Lions," Clemons said. "They play defence as well as anybody in the league, including us."


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