The biggest beneficiary of Sask'n coming back to topple the Argos on enemy turf are none other than the Hamilton Ti-Cats.
Toronto winning would really have been Part 1 of eliminating the suddenly mighty Ticats from playoff contention. Part 2 is Ottawa winning and putting more separation between Redblacks and Ticats.
Based on what I'm seeing right now - Hamilton might present the most serious challenge to the #1 Stampeders. . . . . and then its the western Riders.
The free spot on the bingo card - Winnipeg Blue Bombers (especially if Matt Nichols & Flanders are gone for any period of time). Obviously Montreal isn't gonna be around post-season - the 3rd team than won't be around either Edmonton or BC.
Winnipeg is an automatic free spot if they somehow drift into 2nd spot - probably having to face a rabid bunch of green men with muscle, speed and power.
If the Bombers lose out and drift down to 3rd - I doubt they'd have much of a chance going into Sask'n for the western semi.
Bombers chances going in without Nichols = 3 to 6%
Bombers chances going in with Nichols = 12 to 16%
In any event Bombers are playoff toast.
- Worst defense in league
- Worst DC in league - Hall
- Injured man Nichols
- Injured man Flanders
- Injured man Westerman
- Injured man Dressler
- Injured man Wild
- Injured man Guido
- Worst middle linebacker in CFL history - Hurl
- Worst place-kicker in current CFL - Justin Madeoff, fraud.
- Arrogant head coach who thinks he can win with Dominique Davis, Hurl, Rich Hall, Ryan Lankford, Justin Medlock.