In the upcoming Week 5 clash, the Calgary Stampeders are looking to secure their first win against a West Division opponent this season. It’s a crucial game as they take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at IG Field, a matchup that promises to be an exhilarating spectacle.
Calgary Stampeders, currently 1-2 in the season, have been rejuvenating after a bye week. They’re keen to turn things around after a heart-wrenching 29-26 overtime loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Stamps will be missing receiver Malik Henry due to an Achilles injury, but they’re bolstering their offense with the return of Marken Michel.
On the other side, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are sitting comfortably with a 3-1 record, coming off a decisive 17-3 victory over the Montreal Alouettes. QB Zach Collaros demonstrated his prowess in their last game, throwing for 177 yards and two touchdowns.
The Stampeders, despite their recent performance, have a history of losing close games at IG Field. They’ve dropped six straight in Manitoba, their last victory dating back to July 7, 2017. Calgary will be desperate to break this jinx and get back to winning ways.
- Date/Location: IG Field
- Kickoff time: 8:30 PM
- Channel: TSN, CBS Sports Network (USA), CFL Live Stream CFL+
- Odds: Calgary Stampeders +7.5, Winnipeg Blue Bombers -7.5
Calgary Stampeders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
This game will hinge on how Calgary adapts to playing without Malik Henry and whether Marken Michel can make an immediate impact on his return. Meanwhile, the Blue Bombers will be looking to extend their lead in the West Division, with Brady Oliveira hoping to add to his impressive 327 rushing yards.
Calgary Stampeders Injury Report/Game Status
The most significant injury for the Stamps is receiver Malik Henry, who’s out for the season. The team’s depth will be tested, but the return of Marken Michel offers a glimmer of hope.
Calgary Stampeders Active/Inactive List
The key active player to watch for the Stamps is Reggie Begelton. He missed Week 3 due to a rib injury but will return for this crucial clash. Begelton’s last outing saw him catch eight balls for 141 yards, demonstrating his value to the Stampeders’ offense.
At linebacker, keep an eye on Cameron Judge. In his 20 games with the Stamps, he’s already managed four interceptions, two of which have come this season. His performance could be pivotal in securing a victory.
While the odds favour the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Calgary Stampeders have shown their grit and resilience. Given their determination to snap the losing streak at IG Field, an upset could be on the cards. However, the Blue Bombers’ form, combined with home advantage, makes them the likely winners in a closely contested game. Bombers win 24 – 12
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