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2023 B.C. Lions schedule

WeekDateOpponentGame ResultATSOver/Under
Week 1Thursday, June 8@ Calgary (+3.5)W, 25-15W (1-0)Under 51 (0-1)
Week 2Saturday, June 17vs. Edmonton (-6)W, 22-0W (2-0)Under 45.5 (0-2)
Week 3Thursday, June 22@ Winnipeg (+6)W, 30-6W (3-0)Under 49.5 (0-3)
Week 4Monday, July 3@ Toronto (-1)L, 45-24L (3-1)Over 47.5 (1-3)
Week 5Sunday, July 9vs. Montreal (-7)W, 35-19W (4-1)Over 45.5 (2-3)
Week 7Saturday, July 22vs. Saskatchewan (-8.5)W, 19-9W (5-1)Under 45.5 (2-4)
Week 8Saturday, July 29@ Edmonton (-9)W, 27-0W (6-1)Under 43.5 (2-5)
Week 9Thursday, August 3@ Winnipeg (+5.5)L, 50-14L (6-2)Over 44.5 (3-5)
Week 10Saturday, August 12vs. Calgary (-6.5)W, 37-9W (7-2)Over 45.5 (4-5)
Week 11Sunday, August 20@ Saskatchewan (-9.5)L, 34-29L (7-3)Over 45 (5-5)
Week 12Saturday, August 26vs. Hamilton (-10.5)L, 30-13L (7-4)Under 45.5 (5-6)
Week 13Saturday, September 2@ Montreal (-3.5)W, 34-25W (8-4)Over 47.5 (6-6)
Week 15Saturday, September 16vs. Ottawa (-9.5)W, 41-37L (8-5)Over 47 (7-6)
Week 16Friday, September 22@ Edmonton (-5.5)W, 37-29W (9-5)Over 50 (8-6)
Week 17Friday, September 29vs. Saskatchewan (-10)W, 33-26L (9-6)Over 50 (9-6)
Week 18Friday, October 6vs. Winnipeg (+1)L, 34-26L (9-7)Over 53 (10-6)
Week 19Friday, October 13@ Hamilton (-3.5)W, 33-30L (9-8)Over 50 (11-6)
Week 20Friday, October 20vs. Calgary (-7)L, 41-16L (9-9)Over 48.5 (12-6)

B.C. Lions team facts

  • Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Stadium: BC Place (1983-present; capacity: 54,500)
  • Year Founded: 1954
  • Grey Cup Titles: 6 (1964, 1985, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2011)

B.C. Lions history 

The Lions, founded in 1954, are the oldest professional sports franchise in the city of Vancouver and the province of British Columbia. The team also holds the distinction of being the first CFL Western Division team to have recorded a Grey Cup victory on its home field, initially doing so in 1994 and repeating the feat in 2011.

This franchise has been highly efficient with its title-game opportunities, winning six of 10 trips to the Grey Cup. Beyond that, BC also has a storied history of postseason success. The team boasts the second-longest playoff streak in CFL history, qualifying for the postseason every year between 1997 and 2016. Due to some recent lean seasons, however, BC now also has the longest Grey Cup drought of any West Division team (10 seasons). 

The Lions gained a new owner in 2021 when local businessman Amar Doman purchased the team from the estate of David Braley. The team has had a total of 27 head coaches, with current coach Rick Campbell leading the team.

The franchise has placed 41 players or administrators into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and boasts a couple of players who also enjoyed NFL success in quarterback Doug Flutie and wide receiver Mervyn Fernandez on its 50th anniversary “Dream Team” that was put together via fan balloting in 2003. 

B.C. Lions all-time leaders

The Lions’ team history is replete with a multitude of impressive individual accomplishments, and there are a total of 41 former B.C. players in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

For a closer look at the all-time franchise leaders in a variety of categories, check out the list below:

  • Games Played: Lui Passaglia (408, 1976-2000)
  • Total Touchdowns: Geroy Simon (94, 2001-2012)
  • Receiving Touchdowns: Geroy Simon (93, 2001-2012)
  • Rushing Touchdowns: Sean Millington (66, 1991-1997, 2000-2002)
  • Passing Yards: Damon Allen (27,621; 1996-2002)
  • Passing Touchdowns: Damon Allen (136; 1996-2002)
  • Rushing Yards: Willie Fleming (6,125; 1959-1966)
  • Receptions: Geroy Simon (904; 2001-2012)
  • Receiving Yards: Geroy Simon (14,756; 2001-2012)
  • Interceptions: Larry Crawford (51; 1981-1989)
  • Tackles: Solomon Elimimian (745; 2010-2018)
  • Sacks: Brent Johnson (89; 2001-2011)
  • Field Goals: Paul McCallum (344; 1993-1994, 2006-2014)
  • Coaching Victories: Wally Buono (101; 2003-2011, 2016-2018)