Though the Bombers won both games against Hamilton this season, I would not be so confident of a three-peat.
- The first game was the first game of the season for both teams and was played at pre-season efficiency. To me, it indicated nothing other than the Bombers D has a great secondary.
- If not for a clumsy play by a Hamilton receiver waiting for a block at the goal line, Hamilton could have easily won this 2nd game in Winnipeg. The Ti-Cats showed dominance in the trenches due to their size advantage and their receivers also enjoy a huge size advantage over our cover team, meaning we have to double-team and/or play zone defense.
If the Hamilton O-line can keep the pressure off of Kevin Glenn, he might not throw as many pick-sixes as he has in previous games and actually give the Cats a chance to win this game. I don't expect Buck Pierce to play both halves if the Tabbies get to him early. For the Bombers to have a chance at first place, Pierce needs to stay healthy enough to play most of the remaining games, especially against Montreal.