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Morris: Lions ‘coming together at the right time’

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10.10.2019

It is possible for the BC Lions to earn a spot in the CFL playoffs, but considering how the planets must align, that probably won’t happen.

But just a few weeks ago, when the Lions were 1-10, any playoff talk was treated with the same skepticism as alien sightings and the Gallagher brothers re-uniting.

A four-game win streak has given BC the outside track in the race for a possible cross-over berth. To be honest, it’s a long shot. The Lions must win their remaining three games and have the Edmonton Eskimos lose their final three.

Among the minority of people who believe this playoff scenario is possible are the players in the Lions’ dressing room.

“We’re coming together at the right time,” said receiver Bryan Burnham, who had eight catches for 145 yards and three touchdowns in BC’s 55-8 swamping of the Toronto Argonauts last Saturday. “Whether or not if it’s too late, we can’t worry about that. There are a lot of good veteran leaders in this room.”

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The Lions can control their fate with a win over the Eskimos this Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium. After that they will need wins over Saskatchewan and Calgary with both games played at BC Place Stadium.

The Eskimos finish their season with a home-and-home series against Saskatchewan. Edmonton can clinch the final playoff spot if they can earn at least........

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