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Tiger-Cats Face Early Crossroads In Canada Day Matchup vs. Edmonton Elks

After starting the 2022 season with 3 losses, the Tiger-Cats come into Week 4 looking for their first win of the season on Friday, July 1st at 7:30 pm EDT. They will be hosting the Edmonton Elks, who are also 0-3, and this will be the Tiger-Cat’s best opportunity to end their early-season losing streak before heading into a bye week.

The Elks and Tiger-Cats are very similar to one another, both have 3 losses, average 17.7 points/game, and have both struggled with turnovers and quarterback sacks. This game will be decided by which team can make the least amount of mistakes.

In preparation for this game, the Tiger-Cats are working to continue to improve every week, and have made personnel moves to help them manage their offensive line situation. Traditionally, the Tiger-Cats play well in Hamilton at Tim Hortons Field and they have shown improvement statistically each of the last 3 weeks.

When analyzing the Elks and Tiger-Cats matchup it becomes easy to see that these teams are remarkably similar to one another, and both teams will be hungry to get their first win of the season. A significant advantage for the Tiger-Cats is that they play in the East Division, and because of that they are 1 win away from being near the top of the standings. The Elks are in a much more difficult situation in the West Division, and the potential for quickly rising in the standings may be a significant motivator for the Tiger-Cats.

Week 4 Injury Report

Coming into preparation for their matchup vs. the Elks the Tiger-Cats are relatively healthy and have a chance to come into the game with their best personnel available. 3 players have not practiced this week, DB Cariel Brooks (back), OL Kyle Saxelid (ankle), and OL Alex Fontana (knee). Several players were able to practice on a limited basis, FB Felix Garad-Gauthier (knee), OL Coulter Woodmansey (knee), RB Maleek Irons (hamstring). And players were some players appeared on the injured list, but were able to fully participate in practice.

Those players were OL Brandon Revenberg (illness), RB Don Jackson (knee), DB Kameron Kelly (shoulder), and LB Bailey Feltmate (neck). The Tiger-Cats coaching staff will need to continue to manage these injury situations and work to get their best personnel on the field as they face the Edmonton Elks in Hamilton at 7:30 pm Friday.

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