I was pretty confident at the beginning of the week, but it seems that outside our Ticat bubble, there’s a lot more Bomber support than I expected. More people seem to be rooting for them. I feel like whether we’re the underdog or the top dog, we’re always over looked. That’s the whole “us against the world” mentality I guess.
On paper, I see at least a 2 possession win (9+ points) in our favour. I’d say 32-21, or something similar. We haven’t scored under 30pts since our Calgary loss in mid-September (not including the nothing game against TO at the end of the year without most of our starters). Winnipeg might be a little better than last time we played them, with Collaros over Strevler, but Collaros still doesn’t scare me in the slightest. I don’t think his presence suddenly makes them an offensive powerhouse, especially not against our D. Harris has been playing progressively less impressive as the season has gone on (hmmmm…), and I don’t think any of their receivers would even start on our team.
Their D is pretty good, I’ll give them that. But our offense sometimes seems unstoppable. As far as that match up goes, my only worry is if Evans makes rookie mistakes under the pressure. However, our Oline is good too, and if they try to send the house to get Dane off his game, they probably won’t be able to cover Banks and Addison at the same time.
Medlock has looked mortal these past couple years. I don’t think he’s much better than Lirim honestly, and I think Williams is a better returner than whoever they put back there. So, I feel we have them beat on specials too.
That said …
Anything can happen. That’s football. One game to win it all, and sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. I feel like lady luck is never on our side. Then again, lady luck hasn’t always been kind to the Bombers either.