Takeaways: Hamilton Tiger-Cats Stomp B.C. Lions in High-stakes Revenge Game

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OTTAWA, ON - AUGUST 26: BC Lions wide receiver Bryan Burnham (16) smiles after making a catch and then being tackled during Canadian Football League action between BC Lions and Ottawa RedBlacks on August 26, 2017 at TD Place Stadium, in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The B.C. Lions were completely dominated on both sides of the ball in Week 16.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats were primed and ready, and from the first possession on, held the edge throughout.

It what ended a 40-10 win, it still seemed like much more.

Adding Fuel to the Fire

On Friday, the Lions decided to film themselves performing a dance-off on the Ti-cats home logo at Tim Hortons Field.

That set the Ti-cats off.

Before the game, the team was standing at midfield protecting the logo, while chirping Lions players who had been dancing a day previous.

After the game, Brandon Banks let the Lions know that the dancing wasn’t cool with TSN’s Mathew Sciannitti.

Jonathon Jennings has a Day to Forget

On the first offensive play of the game for the Lions, Jonathon Jennings threw a gift-wrapped pick-six for Don Unamba Jr.

It didn’t get much better from there on. Jennings threw three interceptions in total on the night, with another of them being returned to the house.

Jennings was pulled near the end of the 3rd quarter and finished with a stat-line of 146 yards passing with three interceptions and zero touchdowns.

Cody Fajardo performed mop-up duty in the 4th quarter. The former Argo threw for 69 yards on 7/12 passing.

Fajardo also used his legs, rushing for 27 yards.

With Travis Lulay still nursing a sore shoulder, you have to wonder if Wally Buono considers giving Fajardo the next start.

Looking Ahead

With Winnipeg getting the best of Edmonton on Saturday, the Lions are now 6-7 and are last in the West Division.

They have a game in hand on both the Bombers and Eskimos and will have to put it to good use next Saturday when they host the Argos in an afternoon match at B.C. Place.

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