LIVE STREAM PPV: CFL – Toronto Argonauts @Winnipeg Blue Bombers July 13 @ 8:30p EDT (2:30a July 14 CEST)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1-1) will be looking for their first home win of the year when they welcome the 2-1 Toronto Argonauts to  Investors Group Field Thursday.

In Winnipeg, the Argonauts will meet a Bombers team that is coming off a 29-10 home loss at the hands of the Calgary Stampeders. Meanwhile, Toronto defeated the Ottawa REDBLACKS last weekend, 26-25.

The Argonauts have won six of the last 10 meetings between the two teams but were swept in last year’s two-game set. In games where Ricky Ray has started at quarterback against the Bombers, Toronto is 6-2 dating back to July 18, 2012.

Heading into Week Four of the CFL season, Ray continues to lead the league in passing with 1,199 yards on 89-of-127 passing (70.1).  Bombers QB Matt Nichols with only two games under his belt has completed 50 of 76 passes for 598 yards and 5 TDs.

Winnipeg QB Matt Nichols Photo: CFL.ca

Last week vs Ottawa, Ray recorded his 81st career 300-yard game with 366 yards and two touchdowns on 27-of-41 passing. Ray has thrown for 300+ yards in each of the Argos first three games (506, 327, 366). The 15-year veteran also joined an elite group of CFL quarterbacks when he hit DeVier Posey on a 10-yard strike for his 300th career passing touchdown. Ray is the sixth quarterback in CFL history to throw for 300 touchdowns.

Argonauts receiver SJ Green has hauled in 19 passes for 367 yards, good for second best in the CFL so far. Weston Dressler leads Winnipeg with 12 catches for 200 yards, including an 87 yarder against Saskatchewan.

Argos defensive lineman Victor Butler has been a beast picking up 7 sacks in three games, topping the league by a wide margin. In fact, with three games under his belt, the Oregon State product leads the league with seven sacks, six quarterback pressures and defensive stops on second down (6) while also notching 13 tackles and two forced fumbles.

Butler’s seven sacks not only lead the league but are more than the sack totals for seven of the league’s nine teams.

Toronto WR SJ Green hauling in a Ricky Ray pass Photo: Canadian Press

Winnipeg defensive back TJ Heath has been a true ballhawk and leads the league in interceptions with three in two games. His teammate Sam Hurl also has an interception giving the Bombers the league lead in that category.

The Argonauts defense continues to rank among the top defenses in the CFL heading into Week 4 of the season. Through three games, Toronto’s defense has wreaked havoc on opposing offences, and more specifically, their quarterbacks. They are the only team to keep opposing offences under 20 points per game (19.7) while forcing seven turnovers (2nd in CFL) and racking up 14 sacks.

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LIVE STREAM PPV: CFL – Toronto Argonauts @Winnipeg Blue Bombers July 13 @ 8:30p EDT (2:30a July 14 CEST)

Roger Kelly
Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.
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