Vernon Adams Jr. chasing Lions’ playoff berth, Doug Flutie’s 300-yard record vs. Elks

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The B.C. Lions will be looking to punch their ticket to the postseason when they take on the Edmonton Elks this Friday.

The Lions need a victory or a Calgary Stampeders’ loss to qualify for the playoffs for a second consecutive year. Recent history is on the team’s side, as B.C. shut out Edmonton in each of their two previous meetings this season and have won the last six matchups by a combined margin of 228-53.

Quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. will also be chasing glory this week, as he looks to throw for over 300 yards in a sixth consecutive game. That would tie the franchise record set by Hall of Famer Doug Flutie in 1991.

Adams has eight outings of over 300 yards this season — the most in the CFL. He currently sits third in the league with 3,282 yards passing, 23 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

The Lions will be fielding the same lineup for this week’s game as they did for last week’s thrilling fourth-quarter comeback against the Ottawa Redblacks. Receiver Dominique Rhymes practiced fully this week but will finish his stint on the six-game injured list before returning.

Also remaining on the six-game injured list are running back Kienan LaFrance, offensive linemen Phil Norman and Chris Schleuger, defensive lineman Nathan Cherry, linebackers Bo Lokombo and Isaiah Guzylak-Messam, and defensive back Mike Jones.

The Lions (9-4) will visit the Elks (4-10) on Friday, September 22 at 9:30 p.m. EDT.

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