However, the Stampeders might have lost more than just a football game. Late in the first half, Stampeders' wide receiver Nik Lewis suffered a serious lower body injury. Some initial reports have the injury as a broken ankle, while others have it as a broken tibia. Eve though Lewis is saying he will be back on the field by playoff time, it is too early to project that will be the case.
On the field, a major turning point in Saturday's loss, was the production of the Lions special teams on a single play. Immediately after Stampeders running back Jon Cornish had a two yard touchdown run in the first quarter to put Calgary on even terms with B.C. at seven points each, Lions kick returner Tim Brown had a 75 yard kick return for a touchdown on the following kickoff.
Then in the second quarter after the Stampeders took a 16-14 lead on a 14 yard touchdown pass from Kevin Glenn to Marquay McDaniel, Glenn fumbled the ball on the Stampeders next possession, which set up another Lions major score before the end of the first half. It would be a lead B.C. would not surrender.
The other significant story from Saturday, was the Stampeders' inability to post a victory despite the four Lions' turnovers, including three interceptions by B.C. quarterback Travis Lulay.
Both the Lions and Stampeders are now 5-2 in the CFL West.