This will be the second time only in the history of the CFL that it has come down to the Winnipeg vs BC this Sunday November 27 2011 in the 99th Grey Cup. In 1988, Winnipeg beat the Lions 22-21 at the 1988 Grey Cup in Ottawa. All we can say is must !
Lulay, who has become a star with the CFL’s best team, has won 12-of-14 games despite a poor start to the season going 0-5 which will win lots of attention this week in Vancouver. Another attention getting is the Winnipeg vs BC defence, both of which have been the league’s best this season.
Winnipeg finished the regular season on top of the CFL in the least amount of yards allowed (301.1 per game), the most interceptions (25), least completions (320) and most sacks (55). Cornerback Jovon Johnson is amongst the finalists of the league’s top defensive players since enrolling a league-high 8 interceptions and returning two of those for touchdowns.
Last Sunday, Winnipeg held Hamilton to only 39 rushing yards and zero TD’s after Hamilton ran 161 yards and scored 4 touchdowns in their over time win of 52-44 against Montreal during the Eastern Semi Finals.
Hamilton managed only 143 passing yards but the Tigercats weren’t the first team to struggle with passing against the Bluebombers, who averaged the league’s lowest 223.1 passing yards during the regular season.
The Lions’ defence come out on top with fewest points allowed (21.4 per game), touchdowns (32) and TD passes (20) and were the second overall in sacks (54), rushing yards allowed (95.9), passing yards allowed (249.1) and total yards per game (318). Last weekend, the Lions caused 4 turn overs (three interceptions and one fumble) in which the offence turned in to 21 points.
The Winnipeg vs BC match is appropriate as each finished on top of their divisions. This is not going to be a game to miss! To watch Grey Cup Winnipeg vs BC streaming live, go HERE.