As far as the all-time, regular-season series between these two clubs is concerned, the Stamps own a slight 33-31-1 advantage over Montreal going back to 1946. Calgary has won three in a row and four of the last five matchups overall.
Calvillo may not be 100 percent for this outing, but he still has a commanding presence on the field that forces defenses to scheme for his every move. As long as the famed signal-caller can remain out of harm's way, figure on the Als landing in the win column with revenge as a motivating factor.
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Winnipeg, which has yet to put a tally in the win column, is on a four-game road trip to kick off the 2012 campaign so perhaps there's good reason for the rough start. But already the team has as many defeats as it did through the first nine contests of 2011 when it began 7-1 before struggling through the second half of the year.
Buck Pierce was back under center for Winnipeg as he converted 18-of-26 passes for 255 yards and a score, but he was also intercepted once and sacked two times. Backup Alex Brink converted three of his four pass attempts for 57 yards and scored a major on a one-yard run as well.
Wideout Chris Matthews recorded eight catches for 131 yards and a touchdown, while Terrence Edwards responded with six grabs for 126 yards in the losing effort.
As for the Eskimos, the CFL has them fifth in the power rankings this week, but that's only because the team won its season opener. In a sport that sees outrageous scoring bursts on a regular basis, to have a team come up with just a single point through 60 minutes of action is abysmal, and that's what happened to the Esks in their 16-point road loss at Saskatchewan on Sunday afternoon.
Edmonton thought it could move on from the traded Ricky Ray with Steven Jyles at quarterback, but Jyles looked awful in the pocket in the second game of the season as he converted just 10-of-19 passes for 91 yards and was sacked three times before heading to the bench.
Adding insult to injury comes the news that Eskimos wide receiver Adarius Bowman will miss the remainder of the season after tearing both the ACL and MCL in his left knee. Bowman, who was coming off the best season of his five- year career after delivering 62 receptions for 1,153 yards with four majors in 2011, had nine catches for 145 yards through the first two games of this season before it was cut short.
MySportsbook.com favors Bears, Bengals, Chargers and Colts to remain perfect
LAS VEGAS , Sept. 28 - Two big match-ups of undefeated teams have fans salivating at the Week Four schedule in the NFL. The Chicago Bears stifling defense looks to provide a less than hospitable welcome to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night in a battle of two 3-0 teams in the NFC conference. In the AFC, the San Diego Chargers (2-0) head to Maryland to face the surprising Baltimore Ravens (3-0) as both try to keep pace atop the conference standings. Betting Lines makers at MySportsbook.com, online sportsbook and casino, have set the Bears as 3.5 point favorites while the Chargers are a 2.5 point bet.
Of the three remaining undefeated teams, only one, New Orleans, enters this week's game as an underdog. Despite an emotional and resounding win over Atlanta on Monday night, the Saints are a 7.5 point underdog against the struggling Carolina Panthers. Indianapolis looks to stay perfect when they face the New York Jets as a 9 point road favorite while the Cincinnati Bengals are a 6 point favorite at home to the New England Patriots.
Six teams enter the week still looking for their first win, with a seventh, Tampa Bay, on a bye week. The prospect of dropping another game would not bode well for a potential playoff run. Since 1990, just three teams -- the 1992 Chargers, 1995 Detroit Lions and 1998 Buffalo Bills -- have overcome losing their first three games of the season to earn a postseason berth. And only the Chargers managed to accomplish the feat after starting 0-4.