Final Four Saturday in the CFL

A pair of spots in the Grey Cup will be determined on Saturday in the divisional finals of the Canadian Football League Playoffs.

The Western Final will feature the Winnipeg Blue Bombers hosting the BC Lions.

Coverage on 620 CKRM begins at 3:30. Kickoff is at 5:30.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Adam Bighill, front left to right, Jackson Jeffcoat and Ricky Walker celebrate after Jeffcoat sacked B.C. Lions quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., lower right, during the first half of a CFL football game, in Vancouver, on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Despite having the bye last week, the Blue Bombers will not be fully healthy this week. Receiver Dalton Schoen was placed on the one-game injured list. Nic Demski and Rasheed Bailey are both game-time decisions.

BC is coming off a win against the Stampeders last week. QB Vernon Adams led the way with 413 passing yards, setting a new club playoff record and Keon Hatcher had 195 receiving yards for the Lions.

The Blue Bombers have not lost a Divisional Final at home in 29 years.
This year will mark the second straight year the two teams will meet in the Western Final.

In the Eastern Final, the Toronto Argonauts will host the Montreal Alouettes.
It’s expected to be a record-breaking crowd at BMO Field with over 25,000 fans expected at the game.

The Argos finished tied with the most regular season wins by a team with 16. Unlike Edmonton in 1989, Toronto hopes to advance to the Grey Cup Final.

QB Chad Kelly will make his first playoff start, after last season he came off the bench to lead the Argos to a Grey Cup win in Regina against the Blue Bombers.

Montreal advanced to the Eastern Final with a win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Former Roughriders linebacker Darnell Sankey led the way for the Alouettes with 8 tackles, a pair of sacks and an interception.

The winners of Saturday’s divisional finals will advance to the Grey Cup on Sunday, November 19 in Hamilton.

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