After a convincing win in Calgary last week, The Leos will look to string together back to back wins against the Argonauts tomorrow in Toronto. The Lions would love to come out of Toronto with a big win and head into the bye week on a positive note. Lulay will get the start for the Lions and would love to pick up where he left off last week in Calgary. Lulay finished with 3 TD’s and completed 30 of 37 passes, his best performance by far this season.
To get by this week, one area the Leo’s will have to pay attention will be the Toronto defence who ranks 2nd against the pass and third against the run. If the Lions will want to win with offence this week, they will have to look for veterans Arland Bruce and Geroy Simon to pick up the slack for the team.
This week the Argo’s praised Andrew Harris for his great ability to bounce off tackles like a bouncy ball. Harris will have to be a little quicker and stronger against this strong defence, if he wants to have another big game like he did last week. Harris leads the league with 628 yards from scrimmage so this week he might have a harder time to squeeze through the piles as the Argos are 3rd against the run averaging 90.2 yards against.
Don’t give Ricky Ray any time. Just don’t, the Lions know how dangerous he can be from his Eskimo days, and with the bruising defence the Lions have enforced this year, Keron Williams who has six sacks and Khreem Smith who has three sacks shouldn’t have a problem containing Ray if they stay to their game. After the Lions picked up three big turnovers last week from Adam Bighill, Ryan Phillips, Lin-J Shell, they will need a similar effort from those three on Monday to keep the Argo’s offence silent. Look for Korey Banks to also keep Ricky Ray in check, the Vet has had his share of picks against the former Esky pivot.
Along with offence and defence, comes Special Teams. The Lions had an A+ effort last week stopping Larry Taylor and limiting him to one decent kick return. With Chad Owens on the field this week, they will have to do the same or even a better effort.
You can catch the game on TSN or the Team 1410 on Monday. Kickoff will be a little bit after 2 PM.