Windsor Star

FOOTBALL ON THE WIRE

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Watt ready

In Toronto’s final regular season game against the Montreal Alouettes, Argos receiver Spencer Watt caught six passes for 140 yards and two TDs.

Watt will be looking to duplicate that performanc­e when the Argos face the Alouettes in the CFLs East Division final Sunday (1 p.m., TSN).

“My last game in Montreal was a huge confidence builder,” he said. “When I step on the field on Sunday, hopefully I won’t have as many jitters.”

Football weather

The Roughrider­s have practised outside in Regina this week to prepare themselves in case they face similar weather conditions Sunday in Calgary against the Stampeders in the West Division final (4:30 p.m., TSN).

The daytime high Thursday was -10 C with a wind chill of -20.

“That was the worst practice weather that I’ve been in in 10 years,” Roughrider­s linebacker Barrin Simpson said.

Lions vs. Cowboys

The Detroit Lions (2-7) will try to snap a 25-game road losing streak when they face the Dallas Cowbows Sunday (1 p.m., FOX).

“This weekend will be a test and we'll be able to see the true character of a lot of individual­s in the organizati­on,” Detroit receiver Nate Burleson said.

“I’m not too worried about guys packing it in.”

The Lions have sold out their Thanksgivi­ng game against the New England Patriots.

Bears 16 Dolphins 0

Brian Urlacher and the swarming Chicago Bears defence allowed only 187 yards and a single third-down conversion Thursday night, winning 16-0 to send the injury-ravaged Miami Dolphins to their second home shutout in 40 years.

The Bears (7-3) moved a half-game ahead of Green Bay atop the NFC North.

Final farewell

Michigan State linebacker­s Greg Jones and Eric Gordon their final game at Spartan Stadium Saturday (noon, BTN) when Michigan State (9-1) hosts Purdue (4-6).

“It’s going to be emotional for all of us, I think,” Gordon said. “Spartan Stadium is special. We’ve played so many games there. It’s weird it’s finally coming to an end.”

Healthy Wolverines

Michigan defensive tackle Mike Martin (ankle) practised this week and is expected to be ready for Saturday’s game against Wiscocin (noon, ESPN).

Linebacker Jonas Mouton (chest) has still been limited in practice, but Wolverines coach Rich Rodriguez also expects him to play against Wisconsin.

 ?? HANS DERYK/Reuters ?? Chicago’s Henry Melton, left, sacks Miami’s Tyler Thigpen
Thursday in Miami.
HANS DERYK/Reuters Chicago’s Henry Melton, left, sacks Miami’s Tyler Thigpen Thursday in Miami.

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