Takeaways: B.C. Lions Clinch Playoff Spot in Home Win over Edmonton Eskimos

It got a little frisky near the end, but the B.C. Lions punched their ticket to the 2018 CFL Playoffs with a 42-32 win over the Edmonton Eskimos.

After being 3-6 at one point, six wins over their last seven has B.C. as arguably the hottest team in the league. They’re catching fire.

Here are the main takeaways from the big win on Friday night.

Welcome to the Lions Den, Tyrell Sutton

In two games, Sutton has averaged 5.3 yards a carry for 203 altogether.

Sutton has been a much-improved upgrade over Jeremiah Johnson, who only surpassed 100 yards in a game once this year.

I do wonder if Sutton will be targeted more through the air, or if that’ll be Chris Rainey’s job.

After all, Rainey is more shifty and elusive in space, and that can give Sutton more rest for dominating the ground game.

Best and Worst from the Rain Man

Speaking of Rainey, the Rain Man had a punt return fumble early in the first quarter that shifted the field and led to Edmonton’s first points of the game.

But Rainey later made it up to the Lions and their home fans.

That was Rainey’s first kickoff return for a touchdown since 2015.

DeVier Posey Catches Fire

DeVier Posey finally had his breakout game as a member of the orange and black.

The 2017 Grey Cup M.O.P. finally broke over 100 yards, with three touchdowns to his name. One, a 65-yard pass from Travis Lulay nearing the end of the 3rd quarter that gave BC a 16-point lead.

Going into halftime, the Leos only had 37 yards passing total, so it was nice to see Lulay get nice looks to Posey and Burnham in the second half.

The Last Word

The Lions have two games remaining in their schedule.

Next Saturday at Saskatchewan, and a season finale tilt against the Stamps at B.C. Place.

If B.C. wins out, they could very well be hosting a playoff game in November. The way they’re rocking on all cylinders, I wouldn’t be surprised.

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