In the first 2 weeks of the 2022 season, the Tiger-Cats have shown that they can play well against some of the best teams in the CFL. In Week 1 the Tiger-Cats played well at Saskatchewan and competed well until the 2nd half of the 4th quarter.
In Week 2 the Tiger-Cats jumped out to a big lead at home against Calgary but in the 2nd half allowed the Stampeders to come back to force overtime, and the Tiger-Cats were unable to execute well enough to win in overtime. In Week 3 the Tiger-Cats will play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
These teams have some history as they have played against one another in the last 2 Gray Cup championship games in 2019 and 2021. The Blue Bombers were able to win both of those games including a game in which the Tiger-Cats gave up a lead in the 2nd half.
The focus of the Tiger-Cats this season has been to continue to get better. Each week of the season the Tiger-Cats are working to show improvement and prepare themselves to play at a high level. This week they play a 2-0 Blue Bombers team that many feel are once again the best team in the CFL.
The Tiger-Cats have played well at times this season, but now their focus needs to be on finishing. Finishing games, finishing drives and scoring in the red zone. From Week 1 to Week 2, the Tiger-Cats were able to make effective adjustments and improve significantly especially offensively.
To have a chance to upset the Blue Bombers at IG Field in Winnipeg this Friday night, they will need to continue to show improvements in all aspects of their game. But most importantly they need to show the ability to finish and take advantage of the opportunities that are available throughout the game.
Week 3 Injury Report
Coming into Week 3, the Tiger-Cats are relatively healthy. Currently, only 4 players are unable to practice, DB Cariel Brooks (back), OL Alex Fontana (knee), OL Kyle Saxelid (ankle), and DL Dylan Wynn (calf). Some players have been limited in practice so far this week QB Dane Evans (knee), RB Maleek Irons (knee), DB Kameron Kelly (shoulder), RB Don Jackson (knee), and WR Tim White (thumb). It is expected that those players who have been limited will be ready for the game on Friday, but we will have to keep an eye on future injury reports to find out their status. Overall, the Tiger-Cats are a little banged but are relatively healthy.
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