Hamilton Tiger-Cats (6-8) at Montreal Alouettes (12-2)
If it’s not panic time in Steeltown, it’s getting close. The Tiger-Cats have dropped five of their past six and their play during the first quarter – a problem all season – just seems to be getting worse. Receiver Arland Bruce III called out for a quarterback change and it appears he’s going to get it, with Kevin Glenn likely to earn the start ahead of Quinton Porter. Emotionally, the Ticats need to find the energy they’ve been lacking since a big win over Toronto on Labour Day. The Als just keep rolling with nothing left to play for in the East Division. But one of these weeks, they’re due for a letdown and this could be it.
The Pick Hamilton
B.C. Lions (7-7) at Winnipeg Blue Bombers (6-8)
It’s been a long, slow climb for the Lions back to .500, but they’ve arrived. Quarterback Buck Pierce has responded to the pressure applied by head coach Wally Buono a few weeks back, and the defence has evolved into one that can again strike fear into the hearts of opposing QBs. The Blue Bombers have gotten up off the mat, winners of three games in a row with quarterback Michael Bishop playing his best football in two years. The defence was never the problem in the ’Peg, nor was the running game. Now that the Bombers can throw the ball, they’re dangerous.
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