Blue Bombers vs. Stampeders
CFL Football: Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Investors Group Field)
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The Calgary Stampeders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet Thursday night at the Investors Group Field.
The Calgary Stampeders hope for a big road victory after a bizarre 1-1-1 start to the season. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 64.5 percent of his passes for 910 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Mitchell has four touchdowns in his last two games. Marquay McDaniel and Joe West have combined for 412 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Anthony Parker has 10 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 98.3 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 185 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 22.7 points and 419.7 yards per game. Brandon Smith leads the Stampeders with 17 tackles, Charleston Hughes has three sacks and Tommie Campbell has one interception.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers could use a win after a rough 1-3 start to the season. Drew Willy is completing 72.2 percent of his passes for 1,239 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Willy has four touchdowns in his last three games. Darvin Adams and Andrew Harris have combined for more than 500 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jace Davis has 21 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 67.8 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 178 yards on 43 carries. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 25.5 points and 472.5 yards per game. Ian Wild leads the Blue Bombers with 29 tackles, Jamaal Westerman has two sacks and Maurice Leggett has two interceptions.
The Stampeders are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 Thursday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Stampeders are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Winnipeg.
The Stampeders have beaten the Blue Bombers in four straight meetings and are running into a Winnipeg team that just hasn't been able to finish games or put together a full performance. Not to mention Calgary has had an extra week to prepare for this game. Give me the road team and the chalk.