Posted: 7/4/2013 8:13:41 AM
Hey guys, just wanted to share a play I have posted for Thursday night, featuring the Argos vs. Lions. Hope everyone has a great week north of the border.
Both of these teams were involved in high-scoring season
openers last week, with the Argos pulling out a wild, come-from-behind
39-34 win over the Ti-Cats and the Lions getting thumped 44-32 in
I expect things to settle down a little bit this week, as both defenses bounce back at B.C. Place.
Toronto has undergone plenty of changes on the
defensive side of the football since hoisting the Grey Cup last fall,
but the cupboard isn't bare by any means. Perhaps not surprisingly, we
saw the Argos get off to a slow start last week, allowing 31 first
quarter points against Hamilton. However, they answered the bell in the
second half, holding the Ti-Cats to only three points, and I look for
that performance to carry over into this week's contest.
are regarded as one of, if not the best defensive team in the CFL but
they were absolutely crushed by a game Stampeders squad in an emotional
tilt in Calgary last Thursday. I don't think it's asking a lot for them
to pull up their socks and perform better in their home opener this week
- even against the defending champs.
Note that B.C. held Toronto
to a combined 32 points in two meetings last season. The Lions allowed
fewer than 20 points in five of nine regular season home games.
also worth noting that last year's meeting here in B.C. had a set total
of only 47 points. That game played 'over' the number, but still
'under' the total we're dealing with this time around, finishing up at
It's still early, but this is a big game for the Lions
as they try to avoid falling into an early 0-2 hole. The Argos will use
this game as a measuring stick after last week's inconsistent, but
winning effort against Hamilton. I believe it all adds up to a
hard-fought, relatively low-scoring contest at B.C. Place. Take the under.