After one of the best games of his career, receiver Brett Ralph deflected much of the credit to his more high-profile teammates.

For the first time in his four-year CFL career, Ralph caught a pair of touchdown passes in a game as the Calgary Stampeders thumped the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 37-16 at McMahon Stadium Saturday night.

"Any time you can help out in the victory it's nice," said Ralph, who commended fellow receiver Nik Lewis and quarterback Henry Burris for also setting career milestones during the onslaught.

"Everybody was doing their jobs out there. I just happened to be in a position, when we got in the red zone where the ball came my way. When you're surrounded by the receiving corps that I am, it naturally is going to open things at times."

With Calgary's first catch of the game, Nik Lewis set a new club record with at least one reception in 86 straight games, passing the old mark accomplished by Allen Pitts on two occasions.

"That threw me for a loop," Lewis said. "Coach called the screen to me on the first play of the game. I wasn't expecting it. I didn't want that to be my only catch though. I'm just glad I was a part of the game plan and got the ball."

Lewis went on to finish the game with 10 catches for 100 yards to pass the 1,000-yard mark for the fifth consecutive season to set another team record.

"It always feels good," said the fifth-year receiver, who believes that the 11-5 Stamps have what it takes to win the CFL's hotly contested West Division to secure a first-round bye and a home playoff berth.

"My goal is still the same and that's to get to the Cup and win the Cup."

Burris completed 28 of 36 passes for 337 yards and also tossed TD passes to Ken-Yon Rambo, Jeremaine Copeland and Teyo Johnson.

"If there's any time I'm needed to play my best ball it's definitely right now whenever we're going into the crunch time of the season trying to clinch things in the west and also getting ready for the playoff run," said Burris, who tied Jeff Garcia at 1,249 for second in career completions behind Doug Flutie (1,438).

Burris commended Lewis for his consistent play over the past five seasons, which resulted in his milestone moments.

"He plays a lot of energy and a lot of tenacity when he's out there," Burris said. "He goes out there and gives it his all to get the job done. For a guy like him, he should be mentioned with the greatest receivers whoever wore the Stampeder colours."

Despite the loss, the Blue Bombers (6-10) clinched second spot in the weak CFL East Division and a home playoff game after the Toronto Argonauts (4-12) lost 43-34 to the Montreal Alouettes earlier in the day.

"We didn't play well," admitted all-time CFL yardage leader Milt Stegall, who caught just one pass for six yards. "We dug ourselves into a hole early and Calgary played great. They executed and we did not."

Ryan Dinwiddie relieved starter Kevin Glenn in the second half and threw a touchdown pass to Romby Bryant, while Alexis Serna kicked three field goals for the Bombers.

The Stampeders started things off in the first quarter when Burris tossed an eight-yard touchdown pass to Ralph. The Bombers responded with a 48-yard field goal by Serna, which was set up thanks to an impressive 45-yard punt return by Jason Armstead.

Early in the second quarter, Burris capped off a 10-play, 95-yard drive when he threw a 36-yard strike to Copeland for a touchdown to put the Stamps ahead 14-3.

Later in the quarter, Burris went to work again this time engineering a 104-yard drive in which he completed five of five passes for 77 yards, including a 33-yard TD pass to Rambo.

"Anytime you do that, put points on the board and also use up that much time on the clock, you're doing some good things out there," said Calgary coach and general manager John Hufnagel.

With eight catches for 89 yards, Rambo now has 1,314 total receiving yards to move past B.C. Lions receiver Geroy Simon (1,286) into the league lead among CFL pass catchers.

With the Stamps up 30-16 in the fourth quarter, Calgary's Dwight Anderson picked off an errant pass by Dinwiddie to stymie a Winnipeg's scoring drive.

"You go back to the previous game when we played him and he toasted us for 460," said Anderson, recalling Calgary's 32-28 loss in Winnipeg on July 24. "It's in the back of our heads that we want to stop that guy Dinwiddie after what he did to our secondary."

Three plays after Anderson's interception, Burris tossed a 10-yard pass to Ralph in the end zone to round out the scoring.

Notes: As a member of the Stamps, Burris has thrown 118 touchdowns, 28 of them to Copeland, 25 to Lewis, 22 to Rambo and 10 to Ralph. ... Stamps defensive lineman Mike Labinjo returned to Calgary's lineup after missing three games with a sprained ankle. ... The Stamps improved their all-time record against the Bombers to 93-88. ... Lewis also moved into seventh place on the Stamps all-time receptions list past Rudy Linterman.