BC LIONS vs WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS
It’s a heavyweight rematch 364 days in the making. The BC Lions and Winnipeg Blue Bombers will once again do the dance to determine Western Division supremacy and the right to move on to the 110th Grey Cup in Hamilton on November 19. Saturday’s Division Final goes down at 3:30 PM at Winnipeg’s IG Field (TSN/RDS/CFL+/AM 730).
After a memorable three-game regular season series which featured a blowout on each side and a back-and-forth overtime tilt that paved the way for another Bomber first-place finish, Vernon Adams Jr. and the Lions once again have to try it the hard way. Bring it on, they’ll say.
“It’s nothing new to me. I’ve been an underdog my whole life,” said the CFL’s passing leader.
“Just come to work, show up, limit the mistakes playing against a great team like that, and just handle our business. We remember the feeling from last year. Not trying to feel that again, and that’s it, man. Let’s do what we need to do.”
The energy of the crowd and the high stakes of this contest will once again bring about an opportunistic defence. If the offensive line keeps him clean like they did against Calgary, anything is possible.
“I’m excited. It’s always fun playing the Bombers. They’ve had a great team there for the last few years, ” explained Adams Jr.
“A lot of chemistry there. Bighill leading the charge, Willie J. doing his thing, and the back end is pretty sound. The challenge is awesome. When we played this last game here and it went into overtime, we gave the fans what they wanted to see. We just didn’t finish the way we wanted to. Now, that’s our goal, just to finish right, play all four quarters, and do our best to get this win.”
WHERE TO CATCH THE GAME
LISTEN: Catch Bob Marjanovich and Giulio Caravatta’s pregame show on AM 730, starting an hour before kickoff! Then listen to the game live on AM730, Lions Audio Network and Sirius XM 167 Canada Talks.
WATCH: The CFL ON TSN panel, led by host Kate Beirness alongside CFL Hall of Famers Matt Dunigan and Milt Stegall, TSN Edge lead analyst Davis Sanchez, as well as special guest analysts throughout the season. TSN’s broadcast team of play-by-play announcers including Rod Smith, Dustin Nielson, Marshall Ferguson, and Farhan Lalji, who are joined by game analysts Glen Suitor, Duane Forde, and Dunigan. For a full listing of TSN Channels and how you can watch the game in your regions, click here.
The CFL is facilitating a streaming option for American and international fans in order to make its unique game more readily available to them. The streaming service will be available on desktop and mobile devices with no additional downloads or login services required, beyond supplying a verified email address. CFL+ can be accessed here. International fans can also catch this game on CBS.
FOLLOW: The BC Lions digital team brings you real-time coverage from the sidelines, including exclusive behind-the-scenes video & photos on all the social channels! Follow along on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.