Head coach Chris Jones displayed confidence in his quarterback, telling team media the goal is for his team to end the season on a positive note. “He’s got a little more zip on the ball, ” Jones told GoElks. “This is a great opportunity for him to play at your home stadium under the lights with the chance to do something special and go into the offseason on a positive.
In additional to their ability to generate turnovers, BC boasts an equally impressive pass-rush. Linebacker Bo Lokombo, and defensive linemen David Menard and Sione Teuhema all had a sack in Week 19 and will have an opportunity to find the backfield against Edmonton. In their Week 9 matchup with the Elks they managed five sacks with two of them coming from Teuhema.
“I’m glad he got some breakout ones and we’ve been blocking better for him, ” Campbell told BCLions. com. “There’s a strange thing that happens on the return team. When they believe something big can happen every time, they really put in that great effort of blocking. I sure like the other things he does too. The returns are important, but the decision making and the ability to track down balls makes a big difference. ” The Lions also demonstrated their ability to generate points defensively in their win over the Bombers, BC forced two interceptions in the game, both one of which were returned for touchdowns by T. J. Lee and Marcus Sayles, helping push the Lions season-long interception total to 17.
STREAMING CFL PPV: BC Lions @ Edmonton Elks, Oct. 22, 03:45 CET (3:45 am, 9:45 pm ET, Oct. 21)EDMONTON — The BC Lions will travel to the Commonwealth Stadium hoping to provide some clarity to the playoff picture in the West Division. With a win over the Edmonton Elks in their Week 20 contest, the Lions would clinch the second place spot in the division and ensure they host the Western Semi-Final on November 6 from BC Place. The major news in Edmonton this week was the report of a spleen injury suffered by quarterback Taylor Cornelius that will force him to miss the team’s final game of the regular season. According to the Elks depth chart, Canadian rookie Tre Ford has been listed as the starting quarterback and will be making his first start for the Green and Gold since Week 5.
The aforementioned Ford will be making his first start for the Elks since Week 5 of the regular season. In nine games played, the former University of Waterloo Warrior has completed 18 of his 33 passes for 219 yards and has carried the ball 11 times for 77 yards on the year. Ford will be tasked with attempting to help the Elks earn their first win of the 2022 regular season and snap a home losing-streak that extended to 16 games with their loss to Toronto in Week 19.
Lions vs. Elks picks and odds: Adams should lead BC past The BC Lions beat up on the Edmonton Elks twice in the summer and will try to do so again without Nathan