THIS WEEK IN THE CFL – WEEK 14

THIS WEEK IN THE CFL – WEEK 14

Stats and storylines heading into this week's action

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LABOUR DAY REMATCH: BANJO BOWL

  • This will be the 18th edition of the Banjo Bowl; Winnipeg leads the series with ten wins.
  • Winnipeg won last season’s contest 33-9 and has won six of the last seven matches with Saskatchewan’s lone victory coming in 2018 with Zach Collaros at the helm.
  • Last week, the Blue Bombers won the Labour Day Classic 20-18. Winnipeg has swept the Labour Day-Banjo Bowl matchups on three occasions (2004, 2016 and 2021).
  • There have been seven splits in the back-to-back series: 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019.
  • Collaros owns a 7-3 record against Saskatchewan; Fajardo is 2-4 against Winnipeg.
  • Dalton Schoen’s next touchdown reception would be his tenth – tying a 71-year-old team record for rookies, set by Neill Armstrong in 1951.
  • Winnipeg’s defence has allowed eight-or-fewer second half points in seven of 12 games.

LABOUR DAY REMATCH: BATTLE OF ALBERTA

  • Except for 1992 when the Labour Day Classic was played in Edmonton and the rematch took place in Calgary, the Elks have hosted the second contest every year since the back-to-back sets began in 1989.
  • Calgary holds a 17-15 edge in the rematches
  • This will be the 33rd rematch following the Labour Day Classic (1989-2019)
    • Calgary sweeps: 11
    • Edmonton sweeps: 5
    • Splits: 16
  • Calgary has swept the series in six of the past nine years, and in nine of the past 14.
  • In three contests this season:
    • Malik Henry | 16 receptions | 390 yards | 2 TDs
    • Shawn Lemon | 6 tackles | 4 sacks | 2 FFs
    • Ka’Deem Carey | 51 touches | 328 yards | 2 TDs
  • Calgary is looking to sweep the four-game season series against Edmonton for the first time since 2012

CATCHING HEAT

  • Ottawa’s Jaelon Acklin is 37 yards away from his first 1,000-yard season
  • Montreal’s Eugene Lewis needs 88 yards for his second 1,000-yard season (2019). He is also 44 yards shy of 4,000 in his five-year career.
  • BC’s Dominique Rhymes is 107 yards from his second 1,000-yard season (2019).

QUICK SLANTS

  • After Winnipeg secured a playoff berth last week, there are no clinching scenarios possible in Week 14.
  • BC is looking to win its fifth straight road game for the first time since 2011.
  • BC’s Joel Figueroa reached the 100-game plateau last week.
  • The Lions are 6-1 when leading after the first quarter this season, and have blanked their opponents five times in the opening frame.
  • BC has won nine of its last 10 meetings against Montreal, including five of its last six visits to Percival Molson Stadium. Montreal’s victory during that stretch came at home in 2019.
  • The last three games between the Lions and the Alouettes have been decided in the final three minutes.
  • Trevor Harris reached his 90th start last week (44-44-2).
  • Toronto’s Jamal Peters leads the league with six interceptions, including five in his past two contests. The last player to match that level of productivity was Montreal’s Lester Smith on July 20 and 28, 2000. Smith added another the following week.
  • The Argonauts will be looking for a third straight win – a feat they accomplished twice last year.
  • Toronto’s McLeod Bethel-Thompson will make his 18th start in the team’s last 19 games.
  • In Week 13, Ottawa’s Nick Arbuckle topped the league with 313 passing yards. He led the team on seven scoring drives on 13 possessions.
  • Ottawa’s Hunter Steward reached the century mark in games-played last week.
  • Ottawa’s Lorenzo Mauldin notched two sacks last week, and leads the league with 10.
  • Roughriders’ Charleston Hughes’ next sack will move him into sole possession of 5th on the all-time list. He is currently tied with Joe Montford at 135.
  • With two sacks in Week 13, Calgary’s Shawn Lemon is now tied for 17th on the all-time list with Greg Stumon (86). He sits third in the league this season with eight. Brent Johnson (89) and Brett Williams are 15th all-time with 89.
  • Calgary’s William Langlais can reach 100 games this week.
  • In his first CFL game last week, Edmonton’s Kevin Brown registered 97 yards on 11 touches.
Lucas Barrett Senior Director, Communications & Public Affairs,, Canadian Football League
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