Edmonton Eskimos 20 @ BC Lions 12

Game Details

  • Week 1
  • 3rd Game of Regular Season (11th Overall)
  • Thursday, Jul 2, 1998 10:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 16,212
    • Capacity: 40,800
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

The BC Lions hoped to start the season off on the right foot in front of their home fans but the visiting Edmonton Eskimos spoiled those plans jumping to the early lead and holding on to it for the win. BC scored first as veteran K Lui Passaglia in his CFL record breaking 23rd season hoofed a 18-yard FG to give the Lions a 3-point lead at 6:49 of the first quarter. At 9:13 of that same quarter K Sean Fleming got the Eskimos on the board with a 54-yard punting single. Fleming also was good on a trio of FGs in the second quarter from 50, 17 and 22 yards respectively. This gave the Esks’ a 10-3 lead going into the locker-room at half-time. In the third stanza of play Passaglia missed a 51-yard FG attempt but still scored the single to cut the lead to 6 points. Edmonton continued to press in the third, however, as RB Calvin Williams scampered into the end zone from 5 yards out at 9:45. Fleming’s convert was good as was his 23-yard FG attempt at 14:18. BC accounted for all the scoring in the 4th quarter as Passaglia’s punt sailed into the end zone scoring a single. Later, SB Al Shipman hauled in a 9 yard pass from QB Damon Allen at 11:53. Passaglia’s convert was good making the final score from B.C. Place Stadium Edmonton Eskimos 20, BC Lions 12.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 BC and Edmonton Matchups
1997Week AEDM 15 @ BC 32
Week 3BC 41 @ EDM 31
Week 12EDM 1 @ BC 27
Week 17BC 7 @ EDM 41
1998Week 1EDM 20 @ BC 12
Week 2BC 10 @ EDM 15
Week 12EDM 27 @ BC 21
Week 16BC 31 @ EDM 7
Division Semi-FinalBC 33 @ EDM 40

Lions record vs Eskimos (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at BC 2–13–0 (0.133)
  • at Edmonton 7–8–0 (0.467)
  • BC Total 9–21–0 (0.300)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at BC 24–41–3 (0.375)
  • at Edmonton 24–44–1 (0.355)
  • BC Total 48–85–4 (0.365)

Streaks as of July 2, 1998 (Regular Season)

Lions streak at home vs Eskimos
Lions streak overall vs Eskimos


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Eskimos 1 9 10 0 20
Lions 3 0 1 8 12

Eskimos coach: Kay Stephenson (W)
Lions coach: Adam Rita (L)

Eskimos (1-0-0) Next vs Lions Jul 11
Lions (0-1-0) Next @ Eskimos Jul 11

Game Time Weather in Vancouver, BC

July 2nd Hourly Weather Summary for Vancouver
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Vancouver Harbour CS 7:00 PM Partly Cloudy 22.4°C NNE (240°) at 12 km/h NA 101.57 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 8:00 PM Partly Cloudy 20.5°C NNE (240°) at 9 km/h NA 101.55 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 9:00 PM Partly Cloudy 20.4°C NNE (250°) at 12 km/h NA 101.48 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 10:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.5°C NNE (240°) at 11 km/h NA 101.44 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 18.7°C NNE (150°) at 3 km/h NA 101.63 kPa

Conditions at Vancouver Harbour CS (2.24 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Wind direction, Wind speed, Pressure, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.

League Records Set and Approached in EDM @ BC
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)