B.C. Lions at Edmonton Eskimos
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).