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CFL Week 8: Calgary Stampeders (2-4) Odds, Injuries, Preview, Depth Chart, Prediction

The Calgary Stampeders will be seeking redemption after a thrilling overtime loss against the Redblacks last week when they take on the Montreal Alouettes in Week 8 of the CFL season.

Game Preview

The Stamps, currently holding a 2-4 record, were left heartbroken after falling short in a tight contest against the Redblacks, losing 43-41. Despite the loss, pivot Jake Maier put up an impressive 450 yards and four touchdowns, while receiver Marken Michel recorded 134 yards and two touchdowns in his best game since rejoining the team.

The Montreal Alouettes, on the other hand, are coming off their first bye last week with a 2-3 record. They will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak, their last defeat being a 35-27 loss to the Argonauts. Montreal QB Cody Fajardo is expected to be a key player, having thrown 281 yards and three touchdown passes in the previous game.

Game Details

  • Date/Location: Sunday, July 30 at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, Montreal
  • Kickoff Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Channel: TSN, CBS Sports Network
  • Streaming: CFL +
  • Odds: Stampeders +3, Alouettes -3
  • Over/Under: 47.5
  • Moneyline: Stampeders +130, Alouettes -150

Calgary Stampeders vs Montreal Alouettes Preview

This will be the first of two matchups between the Stamps and the Alouettes this season. The Stamps’ last visit to Montreal dates back to October 2019, a game they lost 21-17. Calgary’s quarterback Jake Maier has had an impressive run, throwing 765 yards in the past two weeks, making him the second-ranked in the CFL with 1,672 passing yards. Maier’s synergy with Marken Michel, who led all CFL players in Week 7 with 134 receiving yards, will be critical in this game.

On the other hand, the Alouettes will aim to break their losing streak with a win over the Stampeders at home. The Alouettes have a 1-2 home record and are winless against the West this season.

Calgary Stampeders Injury Report/Game Status

The Calgary Stampeders will rely on their top performers. Ka’Deem Carey, Tae Daley, Natrell Jamerson will be among the key inactive players.

Depth Chart

The depth in Calgary’s lineup is commendable, with the likes of Jake Maier and Marken Michel in the offense, and Mike Rose and Julian Howsare in the defense. Rene Paredes, who achieved the milestone of 2,000 career points last week, will also play a crucial role.

Score Prediction

Based on the teams’ current form and their recent performances, the Calgary Stampeders are likely to struggle in this game. The predicted scoreline is Calgary Stampeders 31, Montreal Alouettes 36. Lets hope I am wrong.

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Mark Perry is the founder and editor of CFL News Hub. A dedicated and experienced football analyst, he has been providing comprehensive coverage of the sport since 2018. In March 2021, he further expanded his reporting scope to the Canadian Football League. Mark continues to share insightful analysis and updates on all things CFL, adding to the lively conversation surrounding the sport. Contact him directly at mark.perry@cflnewshub.com.

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