B.C. Li­ons at Ed­mon­ton Eski­mos

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS - Pre­dic­tion: Ed­mon­ton

Fri­day, 9:30 p.m.

Ed­mon­ton (4-0) is the CFL’s lone un­beaten team while B.C. (4-1) has reeled off four straight wins af­ter its sea­son-open­ing 30-27 loss to the Esks. If Ed­mon­ton wins, it’ll not only re­main un­beaten but claim the sea­son se­ries with B.C. Im­por­tant be­cause should the two teams end the year tied in the stand­ings, the Eski­mos would gain the higher po­si­tion. Ball pro­tec­tion will be im­por­tant against an Ed­mon­ton de­fence ranked first against the pass (240.8 yards per game) and net yards (307.5) as well as sec­ond in fewest of­fen­sive points al­lowed (21.8 per game). Linebacker Solomon Elim­imian — who has a CFL-best 40 tack­les — an­chors a B.C. unit tied with Cal­gary and Toronto with a league-high 10 forced turnovers and tied for third in sacks (10), but stands fifth in yards al­lowed (369.2) and sixth in points (24.2).

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