B.C. Lions clinch CFL West Division title with 39-19 win over Edmonton


For the sixth time in nine years, the B.C. Lions will play host to the Canadian Football League's Western Final. The Leos locked up top spot in their division and earned a bye in the opening week of next month's playoffs with a 39-19 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos at B.C. Place Stadium on Friday night.

With starting quarterback Travis Lulay sidelined with a sore shoulder, back-up Mike Reilly stepped in and tossed a pair of touchdown passes leading the Lions to their 12th win of the season (12-4).

The game was tied 19-19 early in the fourth quarter before the Lions pulled away to their third straight victory and their seventh win in eight tries on home turf this season.

B.C. will finish the regular season at Calgary (October 26th) and at home to Saskatchewan (November 3rd) before hosting the Western Final at B.C. Place at 1:30pm on Sunday November 18.

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Awesome game. Lot of injuries right now but good to see all the second stringers especially Mike Reilly stepping up and making contributions. The talent on this Lions team is deeper than the Mariana Trench. The crowd really got into it too, just so electric in there with all the noise disrupting the other quarterback. It is gonna be downright *miserable* for whoever comes here on Nov 18th trying to take away our Grey Cup berth. Can't wait.
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