The Calgary Stampeders, reeling with a 2-5 record, are looking to break their losing spell this week as they face the Toronto Argonauts, the current leaders of the East Division who are unbeaten in six games. The Stampeders are hungry for a win after a disappointing loss to the Montreal Alouettes in Week 8. On the other side, the Argonauts are determined to extend their winning streak and maintain their hold on the East Division.
- Date/Location: Friday, August 4, at McMahon Stadium, Calgary, Alberta.
- Kickoff Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Channel: TSN (Canada), CFL+ (International)
- Odds: Spread: Argonauts -8.5, Stampeders +8.5; Over/Under: 51
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The Stampeders’ struggle to find their groove continues into Week 9. Despite a promising performance from Jake Maier, who threw for 256 yards, and Reggie Begelton, who caught eight passes for 102 yards, the Stampeders couldn’t overcome the Alouettes last week.
In contrast, the Argonauts are riding high after defeating the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Their special teams and defense shone in the game, particularly Javon Leake, who collected 171 punt-return yards and a touchdown.
This upcoming match will be the first of two clashes between the Stamps and the Argos this season. The last encounter at McMahon Stadium saw the Stampeders walk away with a resounding 29-2 victory. However, the Argos, in their current form, are looking much more formidable.
Calgary Stampeders Injury Report/Game Status
The team is yet to release an official injury report for Week 9, and updates regarding any injured players’ status will be crucial in the days leading up to the match.
Look out for key players like Micah Awe, who leads the CFL in tackles this season, and Jake Maier, who has shown promise as a quarterback. These players will play crucial roles in the Stampeders’ efforts to turn their season around.
Given the Stamps’ recent struggles and the Argos’ winning streak, it’s likely the Argos will maintain their momentum. However, in the unpredictable world of the CFL, the Stampeders might pull off a surprise. The match will hinge on key performances and which team can capitalize on their opponent’s weaknesses. Toronto 28, Calgary 18
However, the odds currently favor the Argonauts due to their dominant form this season, but the Stampeders, backed by their home crowd, should not be counted out just yet.
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