2022-10-14 Game Tracker - Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Calgary Stampeders (6281)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.cfl.ca/games/6281/hamilton-tiger-cats-vs-calgary-stampeders/

Calgary is in a heated race with BC for the right to host the West semifinal.

Hamilton is in a race of sorts with Saskatchewan (and Ottawa) to squeak into the playoffs.

Player Name Position Injury MON TUE WED Game Status
Joshua Coker OL Arm DNP
Brad Cowan LB Head Full
Malik Henry WR Ankle DNP
Dedrick Mills RB Healthy Scratch Full
Jalen Philpot WR Foot DNP
T.J. Rayam DL Ankle Full
Nick Statz DB Hamstring DNP
Hugh Thornton OL Healthy Scratch Full
Titus Wall DB Foot Limited


Player Name Position Injury MON TUE WED Game Status
Brandon Kemp OL Healthy Scratch Full
Colin Kelly OL Knee DNP
Don Jackson RB Healthy Scratch Full
Micah Johnson DL Knee DNP
Myles Manalo LB Achilles DNP
Simoni Lawrence LB Knee Full
Steven Dunbar Jr. WR Non-Football Related Full
Tunde Adeleke DB Knee Limited
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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Wednesday, the club has signed two defensive backs including national Jordan Hoover and American Will Sunderland.

Hoover, 29, played 66 games over four seasons with Edmonton (2017-21), registering 134 total tackles, including 111 defensive tackles, one quarterback sack and three interceptions. The 6’2, 190-pound native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario was originally selected in the fourth round, 31st overall of the 2017 Canadian Football League Draft.

Sunderland, 26, most recently spent time with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2022). The 6’2, 196-pound native of Midwest City, Oklahoma originally signed with the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers (2020) as an undrafted free agent and also spent time with the Indianapolis Colts (2020-21), Seattle Seahawks (2021) and Atlanta Falcons (2021).

Sunderland played his college football at Tory University, where he suited up in 24 games over two seasons (2018-19), registering 59 total tackles, including five tackles for loss, 1.5 quarterback sacks, nine pass deflections and five interceptions. He began his collegiate career at the University of Oklahoma where he played 16 games over two seasons (2015-16) before transferring to Troy.

Of course Rider nation will be keeping a close eye on the Tiger-Cats/Stampeders game this week as after Hamilton beat Saskatchewan, not only are the Ticats within striking distance for the last playoff spot but have an extra game to play. Even though Dane Evans has been playing better and the receiving trio of Tim White, Papi White, and Steven Dunbar have done their share in order for the team to get where they are now despite their early season struggles in which they started the year 0-4. Nevertheless of what the Ticats have done lately with winning their last 2 of 3 games, they cannot afford a dismal game here which means that Evans need to control the ball and not throw the interceptions to a talented Calgary Stampeders team. Even though the Stampeders are slotted into the post season already, the team is eying 2nd place in the west division and hosting the west division semi-finals. Jake Maier has excelled since taking over the reins as the starting quarterback from Bo Levi Mitchell, and with the stellar play of running back Ka’Deem Carey, Reggie Begelton, and Malik Henry, the Ticats will need to bring their grade “A” game in order to get a road win and utilize the extra game in hand to the fullest extent.


i like that these two teams have exactly opposite records and both are 3rd place in their respective divisions lol

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....and they will continue to have opposite records and possibly remain in 3rd place in their respective divisions after this weekend's game.

Stamps favoured to win but the Cats could possibly pull off a huge upset... however unlikely that may be.
Just hoping for SOME. Good games this weekend... Pretty slim pickings for exciting football the past little while.... The only good games I think will be the west final with the Stamps playing the Bombers. THAT will be worth the wait as the stamps are capable of the big win there

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21 back in action!

Simoni, I know your reading this :wink: , kick some ass bud!

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Should be a great showdown between Simoni and Carey.


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Some stats and facts to digest before the game:

Calgary leads the all-time series 67-32, and 39-9 in Calgary.

In the last 3 meetings, Calgary holds the edge 2-1, but all three were very close.

As coach, Stenauer is 2-2 vs Calgary.
Dickenson is 8-2 vs Hamilton.

A Win Means Plenty:
This game means a huge amount to the Tiger-Cats as it would pull them even at 6-10 with current Eastern 3rd playoff spot holder Saskatchewan (and in fact ahead since a tie goes to the Division team). A loss would NOT eliminate them but it would reduce the Riders' magic # to just two (combination of SSK wins and HAM losses).

At McMahon Stadium 15":
The Tiger-Cats have not won at McMahon in their last 15 visits covering 2005 to 2021. They last defeated the Stampeders on the road on July 4, 2004 by 41-34 with Danny McManus as their starting QB and a game in which they never trailed leading by as much as 25 points.

Meeting #100:
Since 1961 and the start of interlocking play, Calgary and Hamilton have met 99 times with the Stamps holding a 67-32 edge (39-9 at McMahon Stadium). Of their recent straight 15 losses in Calgary, 6 have been by 3 points or less.

Calgary Streaks:
The Stamps have now made the playoffs the 17th consecutive season (2005-19, 2021-22), tied with Winnipeg (1980-1996) for the 4th longest in league history. The other is with 10 wins in 2022 they have extended their record to 14 straight seasons above .500. That run ties Edmonton (1984-1997) for the longest in CFL history at .500+.

Wes Hills 25 for 132:
Hills led the entire CFL last week with 132 yards on 25 carries, the 2nd-highest yardage total in 2022 by any player. Hills' 25 attempts is the most by any Hamilton player going back to Josh Ranek with 27 carries in 2006.

Dave Dickenson .713:
Dickenson now has 71 wins in 101 games as head of the Stampeders. The CFL Record Book ranks coaches with at least 4 full seasons - and on that illustrious list he trails only Frank Ivy (Edmonton, 1954-57) and Hugh Campbell (Edmonton, 1977-82).
Head Coach Years Gm W L T Pct
Frank Ivy 1954-57 64 50 14 0 .781
Hugh Campbell 1977-82 96 70 21 5 .755
Dave Dickenson 2016-22 101 71 28 2 .713

Sacks Allowed:
Calgary is #1 allowing just 13 in 15 games - no team has allowed less than 1.0 Sack / gm since HAM in 2004 (10 in 18 games). Perhaps the best 'stat' is that they have allowed just 3 Sacks on 1st Down in 459 1st down plays.

Rene Paredes:
Will be suiting up for his 191st consecutive game - tying for the 13th longest streak in CFL history. He will pass Rod Connop and Blaine Schmidt this week (190).
#11 Don Moen198 1982-1993
#12 Glen Suitor 194 1984-1994
#13 John Bonk 191 1973-1985
#14 Rene Paredes 190 2011-2022

Hamilton Road Streak 8":
The Ti-Cats come in on a 7-game road losing streak in 2022 and 8 in a row overall. Their last winless season away was in 2007.

The Last Time When ...:
Bo Levi Mitchell has led the Stampeders in passing a club record 7 times (2014-19, 2021) even up with Henry Burris (2005-2011). Jake Maier has taken over in the last 7 games and trails Mitchell by 182 yards for the club lead.

Ka'Deem Carey #1:
Needs just 51 yards to become the first 1,000 yard rusher in the CFL in 2022. He leads in yards per game at 79.1 and in average carry at 6.7 yards (min. 75 rushes). He has broken free for 11 runs of 20+ yards.

Malik Carney:
Before last week's game he had 3 Sacks in 2022 - he matched that vs Saskatchewan alone and now has 6.

+20 T/O Ratio:
The Stamps lead the CFL with a +20 Turnover ratio - it is remarkable that in 15 games they have had more T/Os than their opponents just ONCE.

Averaging 32.3 ppg in the second half of the 2022 season (Games #10-15) Calgary has taken over the #1 ranking in overall points per game (30.8).

Jovan Santos-Knox:
Needs 9 more defensive tackles to reach 100 for the first time in his career. He has at least 70 tackles in three different seasons across his 5-year career.

Malik Henry:
Since returning from injury, Henry has a run of 6 games with at least 4 catches, 5 TDs and 4 gains of 30+ yards. He leads the CFL with 422 YAC yards and ranks #3 at 79 yards per game.

Silas Stewart:
Has pulled into the CFL lead with 17 Special Teams Tackles - over his last 6 games he has 10 ST Tackles.

4-1 last 5 games:
Calgary has won 4 of their last 5 games to pull even with BC at 10-5. Neither team can clinch the host spot in the West Semi-Final this week but a win here would help Calgary immensely as they do not hold the tie-breaker with BC.

Lawrence Woods:
Returned last week and maintained his streak of having at least one 10+ yard punt return. He averaged 12 yards on 5 returns and despite playing just 11 games ranks #3 with 1,555 combined yards.

Calgary Off a Bye:
The Stampeders come in after their third bye week of 2022. The won 49-6 over Edmonton after the first one, and lost 35-28 to Winnipeg after the latest week off.

Cameron Judge:
Leads the CFL with 10 'big plays' on defence, plays in which he has forced a Turnover via interception, fumble recovery, forced fumble or turnover on downs.

Jonathan Moxey:
Has climbed to #2 in pass knockdowns with 10 - he has 6 in his last 6 games.

Shawn Lemon:
Ranks #2 in the CFL with 12 Sacks in 2022 and has at least one in 8 different games. He has moved into the #15 spot on his own and is now just 6 behind Mike Walker at #14 with 96.


When was the last time the Stamps were not looking for a quarterback that had game... They seem to always have guy primed and ready

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Don't we all, especially for Oktoberfest games.

Corrected that spelling error :grimacing:

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Canada is a big country with a tiny but entertaining football league. The standings are just the nature of the beast. Hamilton has potent talent and the last game with Calgary was just barely won by that esteemed western opponent. Calgary was 24, yes 24 points behind the mighty Cats.

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