Don’t be fooled by Toronto’s 3-11 record – as evidenced in last week’s loss at Montreal, the Argonauts might not be winning much, but they are not easily pushed around.
The Argos were in the game again the Alouettes until late in the fourth quarter before ultimately falling by a 29-19 mark on Anthony Calvillo’s record-setting day.
Quarterback Steven Jyles showed promise for the future, playing one of his best games since taking over the Double Blue’s starting role, going 21 of 34 for 223 yards. While he was unable to connect for a touchdown, he was also interception-free, and was able to use his legs to gain 68 yards and keep the Argos in good field position.
Toronto will need a big game from Jyles and running back Cory Boyd, who had just 27 yards on seven carries last week.
Boyd will be in tough against the Stamps, however, as Calgary features the league’s second-ranked run defence, allowing just 89.8 yards per game.
The Stampeders, in a dogfight for first in the West, will be facing the second lowest-ranked defence in the CFL, with the Argos consistently struggling to keep scores down.
The Stampeders put 31 points on the board in a last-play loss at BC last week, and you’d have to go back almost a month to find a scoresheet with less than 30 points for Calgary.