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Morris: Burnham shining bright in Lions offence

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For all the things that have gone wrong for the BC Lions this season Bryan Burnham is doing something right.

With 44 catches for 699 yards the big slotback is ranked fourth among CFL receivers.

Burnham’s performance has been a flickering light in an otherwise dark campaign. The 1-8 Lions are ranked sixth in the league in passing (2,207 yards), seventh in scoring (195 points) and last in net offensive (2,662) yards.

Managing to stay good when so many things have good bad hasn’t always been easy.

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Bryan Burnham has been a bright spot for the Lions so far in 2019 (The Canadian Press)

“It’s definitely been tough,” said Burnham, water still dripping off him after the Lions practiced in a steady rain this week preparing for Saturday’s game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (7-2).

“I go out there and I try to make the plays. I can’t do anything other than catch the football and try to get into the end zone.”

Burnham has always been a big cog in the Lions’ offensive machinery. He’s made over 100 catches and collected more than 1,000 yards each of the last three........