VANCOUVER -- Its only the second week of the CFL season but already there is a sense of urgency among the B. Anthony Mason Jersey .C. Lions. The B.C. offence sputtered and the defence showed little sinew in losing last weeks season-opening game 44-32 to the Calgary Stampeders. Its a performance the Lions dont want to repeat when they host the defending Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts Thursday night at B.C. Place Stadium. You can watch the game on TSN and TSN Mobile TV and listen on TSN Radio 1050 beginning at 10pm et/7pm pt. "We dont want to be the team we were last week," quarterback Travis Lulay said Wednesday after the Lions held a light workout. "You want to get better quick." Hard-hitting linebacker Adam Bighill said the Lions have something to prove. "We have a sense of urgency," said Bighill. "We want to come out here and prove we are a lot better than we showed. "I think its great we faced adversity Week One because it sets us on the right path for the rest of the season. Its better now than to be doubting yourself in Week 15." Toronto opened the season with a nail-biting 39-34 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Argonauts have not won in Vancouver since 2002. When Argos coach Scott Milanovich looks at the Lions he sees a reflection of his own squad. "I look at them in a similar way I look at our team," said the 2012 coach of the year. "They have a great quarterback, they have a running back that can hit the home run, they are well coached. "They are just a good football team. I know they will be ready to play." The game also marks the return of Khalif Mitchell to Vancouver. The volatile defensive lineman spent three seasons with the Lions before being traded to the Argos over the winter. On the field the six-foot-five, 315-pound Mitchell is a dominating player who sometimes pushes the envelope with his physical play. Last season he was suspended for two games for hyper-extending the arm of Edmonton offensive lineman Simeon Rottier. Later he was fined and suspended again for making throat-slashing gestures. Off the field Mitchell can be eccentric in his views and unpredictable with his comments. He was suspended by the Lions for sending racially insensitive tweets. Mitchell initially was unhappy with being traded but has come to terms with the move. "Im at peace with myself," he told a group of reporters. "Coming out here, being able to play B.C., coming back regardless of all the stuff that may have happened before and the trade -- the tweet, the arm, all those things all combined -- just coming back and being able to settle down and have a clear conscious and be able to play. "There are no grudges, no hard feelings. I dont have any negative emotions. Ive just 100 per cent bought into whats going on with our team in Toronto and making sure we become the best team we can be." Mitchell will put extra pressure on a Lions offensive line that remains a work in progress. An injury to veteran Angus Reid has resulted in second-year player Matt Norman being moved to centre, a position he didnt play during his four years as an offensive lineman at the University of Western Ontario. At right guard is 22-year-old rookie Kirby Fabien, a first-round draft pick in 2012. Left guard Patrick Kabongo faced Mitchell in practise last season and knows what to expect come game time. "Khalif is a good player, hes a dominant player," said Kabongo. "We are going to block him the best we can." Head coach Mike Benevides said the Lions have not made any special preparations to deal with Mitchell. "He is one of those things from a preparation point of view, our offence has got to be alert of where hes at and the kind of things they do from a defensive perspective," said the second-year head coach. "We have to be prepared that way but I havent made mention of it. They know him well and hes a friend of many. We know what kind of person he is. Its not something to really think or talk about much. Im sure he will be excited to see us and we will be excited to see him." One of the keys to a Lions victory will be getting more use from running back Andrew Harris, who had just five carries for 20 yards last week. "We need to establish a little better running game and first-down production," said Lulay. "Too many times (against Calgary) we were in second-and-13, second-and-15. "Thats tough when you play a good defence. Its tough to sustain drives." Canadian wide receiver Shawn Gore, who was limping at practice this week, will play. Veteran kicker Paul McCallum, who missed last weeks game with a groin injury, will be a game-time decision. If McCallum cant play Hugh ONeill will handle both the punting and placekicking. B.C. defensive tackle Keron Williams said a win over Toronto will help erase last weeks frustration. "In our eyes its definitely a must-win," said Williams. "Last week our mind set was nowhere near where it needed to be. "We have a sense of urgency. We have pride. We know whats at stake." The Lions started the 2011 season losing their first five games and were 1-6 but the team regrouped and went on to win the Grey Cup. Veteran offensive tackle Ben Archibald wants to detour around that rough road. "As teammates we said we dont want to do that again," said Archibald. "We ended up where we wanted to be, but it wasnt worth it. "That was an awful six weeks of our lives. It was nasty. We dont want to get to that point when theres no need to. We feel like this is a game we want to win. We want to prove to the country who we are. Last week wasnt a true indication of that." Charles Oakley Jersey . Garcia had eight birdies overall to go with a lone bogey on the fourth to move to an 18-under total of 198 at the Asian Tour event. 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It was against Atlanta, with the Saints committing four of them.For the season, the Saints are minus-11 in turnover margin.You really just keep yourself from having an opportunity to win a game, Payton said. Thats something that I obviously have to look closely at.That close look will come in the off-season.Payton said Monday there wouldnt be any wholesale changes in how the Saints approach the season-ending game at Tampa Bay on Sunday.Those who have played a role in New Orleans going 6-9 will carry a similar responsibility against the Buccaneers, a 2-13 team in position for the No. 1 pick in the draft.Well have our best guys out there and preparing and doing everything we would normally do if we were playing for a playoff spot, Payton said. It wont be a bit different.That means if the Saints finish 7-9, theyd have to eliminate the costly mistakes going into next season.And besides turnovers, the losses have piled up for a myriad of other reasons.The offence scored only 24 points in the final two home games of as the Saints finished with a five-game home losing sstreak. Courtney Lee Jersey. The Saints havent allowed as many sacks as in 2013, when they gave up 37, but the ones they have given up this season have played a part in the inconstant play.Against Atlanta, which entered last in the league in sacks, the Saints allowed a season-worst five.New Orleans defence didnt hold up when it needed to in key situations.While the Saints have forced 15 fumbles, they have only recovered five of them.A group that finished No. 4 in the NFL last season is ranked 31st in yards allowed. The Saints are 30th in the league on third downs and have given up at least 400 yards seven times.We rarely put together a complete game — offence, defence and special teams, tight end Benjamin Watson said.New Orleans has one more opportunity to put together that complete game.Though Payton said preparation will be similar to any other week, it would be easy for the players to lose focus before heading into the off-season.Those in the locker room on Monday said getting ready for the Buccaneers wont be a problem, however.You cant just sit around and feel sorry for yourself all day, linebacker Parys Haralson said. 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