GAMEDAY PREVIEW: 106th Grey Cup Ottawa Redblacks vs. Calgary Stampeders

Two teams with a lot to prove clash for the 2nd time in 3 years

By: Jerred Bapty

Sunday, November 25, 2018

106thGrey Cup – November 25th, 2018

Kickoff: 6:30pm EST

Watch: TSN, ESPN+

Listen: TSN Raidio

EDMONTON – And here we are. The main event. It’s almost as if the Ottawa Redblacks and the Calgary Stampeders are a tier above the rest of the CFL. Bo Levi Mitchell, who broke the 5000-yard mark for the second time in his career, with a career high in touchdown passes. Trevor Harris, who set a new playoff record for passing touchdowns, has settled nicely into the starting job, and passed the 5000-yard mark for the first time in his career. 

Both these teams have been stellar this season. Calgary having battled injury to still make it to the big game. Ottawa separating themselves from the rest of the East with dominant victories over each of Toronto, Montreal, and Hamilton. 

Calgary holds the advantage in just about every category coming into Sunday’s game. 36 Passing TDs, 522 total points, over 30 minutes of average possession time, 1790 rushing yards, 14 rushing TDs, just 27 sacks allowed, the fewest points allowed, the most Quarterback Sacks, 19 interceptions, and the most forced fumbles in the league. 

The categories Ottawa does are few, but they have 5,579 total passing yards, just 43 turnovers, and 60 pass knockdowns. 

The Stampeders were hoping to have the likes of WR DaVaris Daniels back in the lineup, but he will not dress for Sunday's championship. OL Jon Gott, who famously chugged a beer a few games ago, is scratched for the Redblacks. 

Calgary hoping that third time is the charm. Ottawa hoping to cap off an incredible first 5 years of existence. The 106thGrey Cup final.

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