BC Lions Secure A Home Playoff Game

BC Lions Secure A Home Playoff Game After A 31-14 Win Over The Edmonton Elks

The BC Lions secure a home playoff game for the first time since 2016 after a big 31-14 win over the Edmonton Elks. James Butler ran all over Commonwealth Stadium on Friday night to the tune of 141 yards on 24 carries and one touchdown. He also moved past the 1000-yard mark on the season for the first time in his CFL Career. The performance also saw him take over the league lead in rushing yards this season.

Still, without star Quarterback Nathan Rourke, who is getting closer and closer to returning, Vernon Adams Jr. had a solid game once again under center. Adams went 18 of 24 for 211 yards 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Butler also added 4 catches for 21 yards but Adams’s favorite targets on the night were Keon Hatcher and Dominique Rhymes. Rhymes had 6 catches for 62 yards while Hatcher had 3 catches for 49 yards and a touchdown.

Hatcher gets the Lions level at 7 and they didn’t look back

The defense was the story of the night for the BC Lions as they came up with 2 interceptions and two forced fumbles. Marcus Sayles made it hard for the Elks quarterback all night with both picks for the Lions. David Menard also made Tre Ford’s night difficult with a sack. Ford struggled for Edmonton going 22 of 36 for 242 yards 1 touchdown and the 2 aforementioned interceptions.

The Elks jumped out to an early 7-nothing lead but the Lions responded quickly and didn’t look back. They took a 24-7 lead into the half and after Edmonton would score first in the second half to cut the lead to 10.

The Lions put their foot on the gas with the chance to host a playoff game and did just that by coming out with timely turnovers to close things out 31-14. BC will finish 2nd in the CFL Western Conference with the win.

The BC Lions Secure a Home Playoff Game And Will Take On The Calgary Stampeders

The final home game of the season was a sell-out of over 24, 000 fans at BC Place. I expect we could see the upper bowl open up once again when the BC Lions host the Western Conference Final against the Calgary Stampeders on Sunday, November 6th at 1:30 pm PST.

This is the first time the Lions will host a playoff game since 2016. With just one Whitecaps home playoff game and no Canucks playoff games at home this should be a fantastic atmosphere. Tickets will go on sale on October 25th for the insider pre-sale and then public sales with start on the 27th. Season Ticket holders will have the first crack at tickets of course.

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The Lions hold the season series against the Calgary Stampeders after taking both games at McMahon Stadium. 41-40 back in August before a thrilling 31-29 Overtime win. Calgary was able to take the game at BC place against a depleted Lions side 25-11 so we should be in for a great game.

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The BC Lions will finish off their season with a mean-nothing game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Both teams are locked into their respective seeds so it will be a chance to see if Nathan Rourke can get some valuable game reps ahead of the playoff game on November 6th.

Make sure to follow the BC Lions Website for more news ahead of the game. Follow me on Twitter at JoshuaGriffith0 for the latest news and updates.

For all your sports needs make sure to check out the Sports Talk Line Network as I have you covered for the Vancouver Canucks While Boss Man Van is all over the NFL. The NBA has also tipped off its season so stay tuned for more coverage of the National Basketball League this season.

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The BC Lions secure a home playoff game

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