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Toronto and Calgary met twice in 2012 with the Argonauts taking both contests by a combined 61-50 margin.  The Boatmen opened their home schedule against the Stamps with a 39-36 win at Rogers Centre where Drew Tate sustained an injury to his non-throwing shoulder that would sideline him for the majority of the regular season.  The now-departed Cory Boyd had a big game for Toronto, who won on a last second field goal, while Larry Taylor set a new franchise mark for combined yards.

The second meeting featured Kevin Glenn at quarterback for Calgary up against an Argos offence that was fresh off a bye week and having handed the keys to the run game to Chad Kackert following the release of Boyd.  The Argos defence held off a late-game surge to earn and eight-point win.

Chad Kackert had over 100 yards from scrimmage and the Argos defence held tough as Toronto earned a 22-14 win over the Calgary Stampeders.

A last-second Noel Prefontaine field goal combined with Cory Boyd's 101 rushing yards helped lift the Argos past the Stamps 39-36 Rogers Centre.

 


 

All-Star DB Watkins ruled out for Grey Cup - The Toronto Argonauts will be without Eastern all-star defensive back Patrick Watkins when they take on the Calgary Stampeders in the 100th Grey Cup on Sunday. Kackert's philosophy paying off for Ray - Chad Kackert's progress in pass protection continues to play a major role in quarterback Ricky Ray's recent hot streak, says CFL.ca's Don Landry. Argos get a little more motivation with Clemons' pep talk - Pinball Clemons addressed the Argonauts for about 20 minutes on the field at Rogers Centre at the end of practice with what some said was a moving, motivational speech.



Lewis ready to bring the noise - CFL.ca's Jim Morris explains how the Nik Lewis we see on the field, isn't anything like the Nik Lewis we don't get to see off the field. Scianitti: Price takes the long road to Grey Cup -  There are only a few words to describe the emotions felt after spending most of the season injured, then suddenly reemerging and contributing to his team’s title pursuit.

Scianitti: The turning point of Cornish's season - With the award for Most Outstanding Canadian already in Jon Cornish's trophy case, CFL.ca's Matt Scianitti tells us how the relentless running back turned his season around.

 


 

Toronto's Keys to the Game  -  CFL.ca's Don Landry gives us his three keys for a Toronto Argonaut victory on home field in the 100th Grey Cup Championship. Milanovich's Pre-Game Comments - Toronto head coach Scott Milanovich spoke to the media Saturday to give his comments on the eve of the 100th Grey Cup Championship. Ricky Ray 1-on-1-  Toronto Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray spoke to CFL.ca about getting ready to take on the Calgary Stampeders.



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Calgary's Keys to the Game -  CFL.ca's Matt Scianitti breaks down the three keys to a Calgary Stampeders win in the 100th Grey Cup Championship. Hufnagel's Pre-Game Comments -  Calgary head coach John Hufnagel spoke to the media to give his thoughts on the eve of the 100th Grey Cup Championship. Kevin Glenn 1-on-1- Calgary Stampeders quarterback Kevin Glenn went 1-on-1 with CFL.ca to talk about his preparations for the Toronto Argonauts on Sunday.
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Quarterbacks
Argonauts QB Ricky Ray enters the Grey Cup white hot, having thrown for 1,326 yards and 11 touchdowns in his last four games. The Stamps are no slouches under centre either, as an inspired Kevin Glenn leads them into Toronto fresh off a sparkling outing in the Western Final. Advantage: Toronto

Receivers
Not coincidentally, the Argos receivers have been flying high over the past month, with Chad Owens, Dontrelle Inman, Maurice Mann and Jason Barnes all pitching in formidable fashion through the air. In Calgary, Nik Lewis has been held in check during Calgary’s post-season run, but Maurice Price and Romby Bryant have picked up the slack. Advantage: Even

Running Game
Jon Cornish’s post-season numbers are something worth marveling at. In two games, Cornish has racked up 221 yards on the ground, coming up with big runs at the right time. The Argos counter with Chad Kackert, who has been equally as effective on the ground, as well as through the air, scoring a combined three majors in two games.  Advantage: Calgary

Defensive Line
Calgary’s defensive line played an integral role in limiting BC’s running game in the Western Final, keeping Andrew Harris to just 33 yards. The Argos, meanwhile, were only able to register one sack on Anthony Calvillo in the Eastern Final, allowing 111 yards against the run as well. Advantage: Calgary

Linebackers
Juwan Simpson’s lingering injury issues leave a big hole in Calgary’s front seven, but his replacement Deron Mayo put together an admirable outing against a powerful Lions offence in the Western Final. The Argos, however, have been receiving exceptional performances from its healthy linebacking trio of Robert McCune, Marcus Ball and Brandon Isaac. Advantage: Toronto
 
Defensive Backs
After keeping Travis Lulay in check for the most part of the Western Final, there’s reason to believe Calgary’s veteran duo of Keon Raymond and Brandon Smith may be able to do the same to Ricky Ray. The Argos boast a young, enthusiastic bunch, but an injury to Patrick Watkins could be a factor. Advantage: Calgary

Special Teams
The team of Rene Paredes and Rob Maver are one of the best kicking teams the league has to offer, while the Argos answer with the electric Chad Owens in the return game. This might be one of the more underrated matchups to watch during Sunday’s Grey Cup. Advantage: Even

 

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