Friday 6 July 2012

Preview: Tiger-Cats at Lions


After getting trounced by the Roughriders last week, the Tiger-Cats will look to rebound against the defending Grey Cup champions. Not an easy feat – going across the country to play a game in a different time zone never is – but it is especially difficult since the Lions have not lost a game at the renovated BC Place and have lost just one of their last 14 games, including the playoffs. That one loss, however, came at the hands of the Tiger-Cats.

Winning in BC is a daunting task, but the Ti-Cats have had their fair share of success on the left coast recently. Hamilton has won their last three in BC and will look to continue their winning ways tonight. Hamilton is looking to put last week's debacle behind them and a win over the defending champs in their barn would be a good place to start.

BC enters this game coming off a dominating win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Week 1 and look to still be the class of the CFL. They have a deadly receiving corps that will be tough to stop and an all-star secondary that will be tough to beat. The Lions look nearly unbeatable and beating them will be a tall task for the Ti-Cats.

The Ti-Cats are making some changes in the hopes of not falling to 0-2 for the third year in a row. Markeith Knowlton and Dave Stala will be in the starting lineup for the first time in 2012, taking the places of Kevin Eiben and Onrea Jones, respectively. These are changes that will hopefully lead to better results. If they do, the changes might not be temporary.

The Ti-Cats are in tough against the Lions, but it is usually a fairly exciting affair when these two teams meet up, so expect a hungry Hamilton team to want to make amends for their poor showing last week, while BC will look to beat Hamilton in Vancouver for the first time since 2008. The fun gets going at 10 p.m.

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