Watch BC Lions Vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Live Online: Canadian Thursday Night Football, Streaming
While NFL training camps are just getting underway, football fans can watch Canadian Football League action live online as the B.C. Lions travel to Winnipeg to face the Blue Bombers at the 33,500-seat Investors Group Field, as the CFL opens Week 6 with an exciting Thursday Night Football matchup.
To find out how to watch the B.C. Lions vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Canadian Football League Thursday night game live online, see the streaming link in the final paragraph of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. local time in Winnipeg, Manitoba — or 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time, 5:30 p.m. Pacific.
Heading toward the one-third point of the 18-game CFL season, the Lions sit in third place in the league’s West Division, with a record of 2-2, good for four points in the CFL standings. Winnipeg also has four points, with a 2-3 record — the Lions actually took a bye in Week One — but their point differential of -50 puts them in fourth place behind B.C., whose differential is just -8.
The game is a big one for both squads, as first-place Edmonton and second-place Calgary sit on six points each. So the West Division appears wide open, with only the Saskatchewan Rough Riders needing to dig themselves out of a serious hole, as losers of their first five games without a win.
Both the Lions and Blue Bombers are coming off Week 5 defeats, with B.C. getting barely edged by the East-leading Toronto Argonauts 30-27, while Winnipeg were drubbed by their divisional rival Edmonton Eskimoes, 32-3.
Despite staggering off the field during that painful — in more ways than one — loss to Edmonton last Saturday, Winnipeg quarterback Drew Willy plans to start the Thursday night game at home against the visiting Lions, meaning that Willy will start after what appeared to be a crippling injury for the second time this season.
After being seemingly knocked out cold by a helmet-to-helmet hit in a Week 2 loss to the Hamilton Tiger Cats, Willy was right back under center eight days later when he guided his team to a 25-23 victory over Montreal.
“It’s good for our team,” said Blue Bombers Head Coach Mike O’Shea of his 28-year-old signal caller. “He’s one of our leaders.”
To watch live online as the B.C. Lions meet the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, go to the WatchESPN site at this link. Download the WatchESPN app to watch the Canadian Football League Thursday Night matchup on mobile devices.
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